Leah Smith

Pittsburgh, Pa.
BIRTHDATE    April 19, 1995
HEIGHT    5' 9" (175.3 cm)
BIRTHDATE April 19, 1995
HEIGHT 5' 9" (175.3 cm)
CLUB NAME
Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics (FORD-AZ)
COACH NAME
Peter Richardson

FOLLOW
FAST FACTS
  • One-Time Olympian (2016)

  • Six World Champs LCM medals (2g, 2s, 2b)

  • Two Olympic Games medals (1g, 1b)

FUN FACTS
  • High School Oakland Catholic '13

  • College Virginia '17

  • Parents Margee and Dan Smith... Father was a pole vaulter at the University of Virginia

  • Sibling(s) Sister (Aileen) swims at the University of Columbia

  • Sibling(s) Has two older siblings, Aileen and Daniel, and a younger brother, Neal

  • Notable Relative(s) Great Uncle (Billy Conn) was a World Light Heavyweight Boxing Champion; Grandfather (Jimmy Smith) was a World Series champion with the 1919 Cincinnati Reds.

Career Highlights
  • 1x Olympian (2016)
  • 2x Olympic medalist (1g, 1b)
  • 6x World Championships (LCM) medalist (2g, 2s, 2b)
  • 4x Pan Pacs medalist (1g, 3b)
  • 2x World University Games medalist (2g)
  • 2x U.S. national champion
  • 4x NCAA champion
  • 6x U.S. National Team member
  • Second-fastest 400m freestyle swimmer in American history
  • Third-fastest 800m freestyle swimmer in American history
Olympics History
  • 2016: Gold, 4x200m FR-R; Bronze, 400m FR; 6th, 800m FR
World Champs History
  • 2019: Silver, 4x200m FR-R (pr); Bronze, 400m FR; 5th, 800 FR
  • 2017: Gold, 4x200 FR-R; Silver, 400m FR; Bronze, 800m FR; 6th, 200m FR; 6th, 400m IM
  • 2015: Gold, 4x200m FR-R
Pan Pacs History
  • 2018: Bronze, 400m FR; Bronze, 800m FR; Bronze, 1500m FR; Silver, 4x200m FR-R
  • 2014: Gold, 4x200m FR-R; 9th, 800m FR; 9th, 400m FR
WUGs History
  • 2015: Gold, 400m FR; Gold, 4x200m FR-R, 4th 200m FR
SC Worlds History
  • 2018: Bronze, 800m FR; 4th, 400m FR; Silver, 4x200m FR-R
  • 2016: Gold, 400m FR; Gold, 800m FR; Silver, 4x200m FR-R
Olympic Trials History
  • 2016: 2nd, 400m FR; 2nd, 800m FR; 3rd, 200m FR
  • 2012: 12th, 800m FR; 14th, 400m FR
U.S. Nationals History
  • 2018: 2nd, 800m FR; 2nd, 400m FR; 4th, 200m FR; 4th, 400m IM
  • 2017: 1st, 1500m FR; 1st, 400m IM; 2nd, 200m FR; 2nd, 400m FR; 2nd, 800m FR
  • 2014: 3rd, 200m FR; 3rd, 400m FR; 5th, 1500m FR; 5th, 4x100m Med-R; 6th, 800m FR
  • 2013: 7th, 400m FR; 8th, 800m FR; 15th, 200m FR
NCAA History
  • 2017: 2nd, 500y FR; 2nd, 1650y FR; 5th, 200y FR; 5th, 4x200y FR-R; 12th, 4x100y FR-R
  • 2016: 1st, 500y FR; 1st, 1650y FR; 4th, 4x200y FR-R; 6th, 200y FR
  • 2015: 1st, 500y FR; 1st, 1650y FR; 7th, 200y FR; 9th, 4x200y FR-R
  • 2014: 3rd, 1650y FR; 5th, 4x200y FR-R; 9th, 500y FR; 17th, 200y FR

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