National Teams

Senior National Team

Kierra Smith

  • Age 26
  • Height 172 cm / 5 ftin
  • Club High Performance Centre - Ontario
  • Coach Ben Titley
  • Previous Coaches Emil Dimitrov, Kelly Kremer
  • Hometown Kelowna, BC
  • Residence Toronto, ON
  • Event 100 BR, 200 BR

National Team Highlights

EventFinalist
Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships11
Tokyo 2018 Pan Pacific Championships
Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games23
Budapest 2017 FINA World Championships3
Rio 2016 Olympic Games1

Kierra’s Bio

  • At her first Olympic Games, Smith swam in both the 100-m and 200-m breaststroke. Smith made her first Olympic final in the 200-m breaststroke where she finished 7th. In the 100-m breaststroke Smith finished 19th.
  • At the Gwangju 2019 FINA World Championships, Smith was a member of the women’s 4×100-m medley team that captured bronze and set a Canadian record. She also finished 18th in the 100-m breaststroke.
  • Kierra Smith earned two silver medals in the 100-m breaststroke and the 4×100-m medley relay at the 2018 Commonwealth Games. She finished fourth in the 200-m breaststroke.
  • At the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships, Smith finished 11th in the 100-m and 200-m breaststroke.
  • At the 2019 Canadian Swimming Trials, Smith won gold in the 100-m breaststroke in a personal best time to qualify for her third FINA World Championships.
  • At the 2018 Canadian Swimming Trials, Smith won gold in the 100-m breaststroke and added silver in the 200-m breaststroke.
  • At the 2017 FINA World Championships in Budapest, Smith finished fifth in the 200-m breaststroke and sixth in the 100 breast, setting a best time in both events. Smith also swam the breaststroke leg of the women’s 4×100-m medley that finished fourth.
  • At the 2017 Canadian Swimming Trials in Victoria, Smith qualified for her second FINA World Championships by winning the 200-m breaststroke and adding silver in the 100-m breast. She also was selected to represent Canada at the 2017 FISU Universiade in Taipei.
  • At the 13th FINA World Swimming Championships (25-m) in Windsor, Ont. Smith competed in three individual events. She made the finals of the 200-m breaststroke where she finished 5th. She also made the semifinals of the 100-m breaststroke where she finished 12th and finally finished 28th in the 50-m breaststroke, both in personal best times.
  • During the 2016 Mare Nostrum Tour, Smith took part in both the Monte-Carlo and Canet-En-Roussillon stops. In Monte-Carlo, she won gold medals in both the 100-m and 200-m breaststroke.
  • At the 2016 Canadian Olympic & Para-Swimming Trials, Smith emerged victorious in both the 100-m and 200-m breaststroke to secure her spot on the Olympic team.
  • At the Toronto 2015 Pan Am Games, Smith earned herself a gold medal and a new Pan Am Games record after an impressive 200-m breaststroke swim. She got to celebrate on the podium with teammate Martha McCabe as they finished 1-2.
  • At the 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, Russia, Smith raced to a eighth-place finish and set a new personal best in the 200-m breaststroke.
  • At 2015 Team Canada Trials, Smith initially won the 200-m breaststroke but was disqualified due to a stroke violation. She came back strong a day later to finish a close second to Rachel Nicol in the 100-m breaststroke and meet the standards to earn a berth on both the Pan Am Games and FINA World Championships teams.
  • Smith won the gold medal in the 200-yard breaststroke at the 2015 NCAA Championships with the third-fastest time ever at the event.
  • She also helped the University of Minnesota claim its fourth straight Big Ten title with her double gold in 100- and 200-yard breaststroke at the conference championships.
  • She got her first taste of senior international success by swimming the heats of the 4×100-m medley relay to contribute to a bronze medal for Canada at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. Individually she finished fourth in the 200-m breaststroke and seventh in the 100, setting personal bests in both events.
  • At the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Smith once again contributed to a medley relay bronze. She also set a new personal best with a fourth-place finish in the 200-m breaststroke and matched her personal best for a seventh-place finish in the 100.
  • Comes from a family of runners. Parents Andrew and Jo-ann run marathons.
Quick Facts
  • Twitter: @kierras
  • Instagram: @kierrasmith
  • Favourite Movie: Pitch Perfect
  • Favourite TV Show: Friends
  • Favourite Band: Taylor Swift
  • Music behind the Blocks: Taylor Swift and Gwen Stefani
  • Other sports: Yoga
  • Favourite Place to visit: Nova Scotia

Kierra’s Personal Bests

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EventCourseTimeDateMeetStatusMastersRecords
100m Freestyle25mTime Trials
100m Breaststroke Laps25mISL SeriesRELAY
100m Breaststroke50mCanadian Swimming Trials
50m Breaststroke25mSwim Cup
50m Breaststroke50mSwim England Winter Championships
100m Breaststroke Laps50mFINA: 17th World ChampionshipsRELAY
200m Breaststroke50mFINA: 17th World Championships
100m Breaststroke25mFINA: 13th World Short Course Championships
200m Medley50mSpeedo Western Canadian Open1
50m Breaststroke Laps50mSwim BC LC AAA ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Freestyle Laps50mSwim BC LC AAA ChampionshipsRELAY
200m Breaststroke25mFINA: 12th World Short Course Championships
200m Butterfly50mFran Crippen Memorial Meet
100m Freestyle Laps50mMel Zajac Canada CupRELAY
400m Medley50mCanadian Swimming Trials
50m Butterfly50mCanadian Summer Championships1
100m Butterfly50mMel Zajac Jr International
50m Freestyle50mMel Zajac Jr International
200m Freestyle50mMel Zajac Jr International
800m Freestyle50mInvitation
200m Backstroke50mInvitation
50m Backstroke50mInvitation
100m Backstroke50mInvitation
200m Backstroke25mSnowFest Meet
100m Backstroke25mSnowFest Meet
800m Freestyle25mSnowFest Meet
50m Backstroke25mSnowFest Meet
50m Butterfly25mOR Paul Bergen Junior International
50m Freestyle Laps25mWestern Canada Summer GamesRELAY
200m Medley25mWestern Canada Summer Games---
200m Butterfly25mWestern Canada Summer Games
50m Breaststroke Laps25mWestern Canada Summer GamesRELAY
400m Medley25mWestern Canada Summer Games
400m Freestyle50mTAS SwimBC 2011 Long Course AAA Championships
100m Freestyle50m2nd Annual May Long Course
100m Butterfly25mSpring Invitational
400m Freestyle25mSpring Invitational
200m Freestyle Laps25mSpeedo Western Canadian ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Freestyle25mIcefest
100m Medley25mFall Invitational
1500m Freestyle25mLLSC Distance-Sprint Invitational Swim Meet
200m Freestyle Laps50mMel Zajac Jr InternationalRELAY
1500m Freestyle50mKAJ 1st Annual Long Course Invitational
200m Freestyle25mSpring Invitational
100m Freestyle Laps25mWestern Canadian ChampionshipsRELAY
50m Butterfly Laps50mJune Classic 17th AnnualRELAY
50m Butterfly Laps25mKokanee Fall InvitationalRELAY