Leah Smith Swims 4:35 500 Free, 1:56 200 IM at Texas Women’s “Day 2 Divas” Speed Practice

During the same Friday that the Texas men had their Orange and White intrasquad (read more about that here), the Texas women were also getting some racing in. Head coach Carol Capitani and associate head Mitch Dalton had their women race all 3 events (500 Free, 200 IM, 50 Free) that are swum on Day 2 of a conference or NCAA championships, hence the name “Day 2 Divas”. This included Austin-based pro swimmer Leah Smith, who threw down winning times in both 500 free (4:35.66) and 200 IM (1:56.64).

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HOO love
2 months ago

once a hoo, always a hoo! let’s go Leah!

cant kick cant pull
2 months ago

pretty interesting how no 2 distance swimmers swim alike. probably like years and years of time in the water and everyone does it different. leah smith is great

2 months ago

Has this become a contest between the coaches or Sports Info offices of UVa and Texas to see which team can look more silly in posting up intrasquad/practice times? Anyway, Joseph Schooling would be proud.

Reply to  Geo
2 months ago

Pretty sure Texas didn’t post anything, I’ve looked. And Coleman only posted Leah Smith, who is a pro.

Reply to  IMO
2 months ago

The Texas Intrasquad got like 4 dedicated articles, complete race videos, and a Reese interview. As it should – these “practices” are relevant

Reply to  anon
2 months ago

as they say here, open up, allow access in the pool deck and you will get the articles, videos…. it is that influencer economy, this stuff matters to those they try get, I really do not care….

Last edited 2 months ago by samulih
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Reply to  Geo
2 months ago

Colorado football’s sports info office sure doesn’t look too silly right now.

Sherry Smit
2 months ago

Leah is one of my favorite swimmers on team USA. She brings such positive energy to the pool, and everywhere she goes.

Just Sayin’
2 months ago

What was her 50?!?! Leaving us at a cliffhanger!

Reply to  Just Sayin’
2 months ago

Her best 50scy I found is a 23.7 from 2015. Surely she was under that today after the other two zippy times?

2 months ago

every swimmer on the team swims all events?

Reply to  chazoozle
2 months ago

Yes. Except swimmers going to Pan Ams didn’t do it.

Reply to  Freddie
2 months ago

Which is like half the team, right? 😉

Reply to  swimgeek
2 months ago

Pash, Bray, Sullivan going to Pan Ams

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Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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