Olivia Smoliga on Training Camp: “I was going 1:13’s 100 Backstroke Fast” (Video)


Reported by Nick Pecoraro.


  • PSS Record: Sarah Sjostrom – 24.17

Top 3 Finishers:

Out of lane 7, Olivia Smoliga pulled out the win over Simone Manuel and Farida Osman. Smoliga’s winning time of 24.83 just put herself in the top 20 times this year. Manuel and Osman tied for second, both sub-25 with a 24.97.


  • PSS Record: Emily Seebohm – 58.96

Top 3 Finishers:

Just 14 minutes after winning the 50 free, Olivia Smoliga surprised herself with a new PSS record and personal best time, winning in a 58.73. That is now the 3rd-fastest time in the world this year behind Canadians Kylie Masse and Taylor Ruck.

NC State recruit Katharine Berkoff, who finished in second with a 59.83, swam the 8th-fastest time in the world this year.

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“… and I just went 58 today so wassup”

Why is she so perfect?

WV Swammer

Wifey material let’s be real here..


she is just so natural / nothing to do with perfection .


She’s a natural for sure… candid, smart, informative, funny, entertaining, and the past several months, really really fast! I’ve said before that she’s the best interview in swimming, but now I really think she might be my favorite interview in sports period. So happy to see all of the success she’s been having recently, she’s an amazing ambassador for the sport


Amazing athlete for certain BUT the training modality has something to do with the success with close order events! Go DAWGS!


She is gonna be on fire this summer ……..after an excellent SC worlds in December !! Bodes well ….

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