Rebecca Smith is a competitive swimmer who represents Canada internationally. She is a 2020 Olympian and Olympic medalist.
2017 World Championships (Budapest, Hungary)
Smith earned a bronze medal in the 4×100 mixed relay, swimming the third leg in the preliminary heat (3:44.46), clocking a 57.57 alongside Javier Acevedo, Richard Funk and Chantal van Landeghem. In the finals, the team of Kylie Masse, Richard Funk, Oleksiak and Yuri Kisil set a national record (3:41.25) en route to the third-place finish.
2018 Commonwealth Games (Gold Coast, Australia)
Smith picked up a silver medal with the 4×200 free relay (7:49.66), finishing 1.62 seconds behind Australia’s Games record time (7:48.04). Smith swam the third leg following Oleksiak and Sanchez and ahead of Ruck.
2019 World Championships (Gwangju, Korea)
Smith earned a bronze medal as a member of Canada’s 4×100 free relay. Smith swam the third leg (54.37) of the preliminary heat. She was replaced by Taylor Ruck in the event finals. The team of Kayla Sanchez, Ruck, Penny Oleksiak and Maggie MacNeil won the bronze in a national record time of 3:31.78.
Smith earned another bronze, swimming the third leg of the 4×200 free relay in the preliminary heat, alongside Sanchez, Emily Overholt and Emma O’Croinin. Smith and O’Croinin were replaced by Ruck and Oleksiak in the finals, creating a lineup that set a national record of 7:34.35 en route to a bronze medal.
Smith added a third bronze medal as part of the 4×100 medley relay team. Smith swam the third leg of the preliminary heats along with Kylie Masse, Kierra Smith and Ruck. In the finals, Masse was joined by Sydney Pickrem, Oleksiak and MacNeil, making a team which clocked a 3:53.58, just 16 hundredths of a second behind Australia’s silver medal effort.
Smith also swam the 100 fly, clocking a 57.59 in the semifinals to finish 10th.
2020 Olympic Games
Smith started out her games swimming on the 4×100 free relay for Canada. In finals, she swam the 3rd leg, splitting 53.63 to help her team finish 2nd overall and earn a silver medal.
2022 World Championships
In Budapest, Smith swam on the prelims of both the 400 free and 800 free relays, helping Canada advance to the final in both where they went onto place 2nd and 3rd, netting Smith a silver and bronze.