Sierra Schmidt Explains Move to Arizona, Training with Father in Pro Transition

In the SwimSwam Podcast dive deeper into the sport you love with insider conversations about swimming. Hosted by Coleman HodgesGarrett McCaffrey, and Gold Medal Mel Stewart, SwimSwam welcomes both the biggest names in swimming that you already know, and rising stars that you need to get to know, as we break down the past, present, and future of aquatic sports.

We sat down with Sierra Schmidt, the Michigan All-American who recently moved to Scottsdale, where her parents just bought a house, to train with her father in the lead-up to Olympic Trials. Schmidt eloquently explains that she’s excited to continue her career as a pro, sharing that she believes she’s not done learning the lessons the sport has to teach her.


Music: Otis McDonald


Opinions, beliefs and viewpoints of the interviewed guests do not necessarily reflect the opinions, beliefs, and viewpoints of the hosts, SwimSwam Partners, LLC and/or SwimSwam advertising partners.

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Corn Pop
1 month ago

Will all these people actually make a living ?

Reply to  Corn Pop
1 month ago

And that’s what you got out this interview? #missedthepoint

Corn Pop
Reply to  Miitai
1 month ago

I didn’t listen . I only know she used to be a 4.08 / 8.28 swimmer once upon a time. That is not going to earn much .

Last edited 1 month ago by Corn Pop
Reply to  Corn Pop
1 month ago

Used to be? She’s been on the national team for the past four years and had best times at the last nationals in 2019. By your rationale a majority of athletes shouldn’t bother either, but kudos to her for giving it a shot.

Reply to  Corn Pop
1 month ago

She was 8:27/4:07 2019 and is improving

1 month ago

Good for her!

1 month ago

loved her response to not choosing to take a fifth year

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