Leah Smith: I took a month off after Rio (Video)

Reported by Lauren Neidigh. 


  • Saturday, Nov 12 – Sunday, Nov 13, 2016
  • Indiana University Natatorium, IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN
  • Short course yards format
  • Start times: Saturday: 4:30 PM Eastern, Sunday: 11:30 AM Eastern
  • Rosters
  • Meet site
  • Live stream
  • Live results

USA Swimming’s inaugural College Challenge kicks continues this afternoon, as a mixed squad of veterans and youngsters representing the USA National Team will face a collection of top notch swimmers from the Big Ten Conference. You can watch the action live at the link above, but we’ll providing live updates throughout the afternoon, as well.

Following day 1, the USA National Team leads the Big Ten with a score of 185 to 111.


Team USA’s Leah Smith built a 7 second lead over the rest of the field in the women’s 1000 free, winning the race in 9:21.54. That now makes her the 2nd fastest woman in the country this season, as Katie Ledecky smashed the NCAA record at yesterday’s Stanford vs Texas dual meet with a 9:10.49.

Behind her, Team USA’s Ashley Twichell and Big Ten’s Rose Bi battled for the silver medal. Bi made a late charge on the final 50, but came up just short. Twichell took 2nd in 9:28.35, while Bi was the bronze medalist with her 9:28.38.

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