Connecticut Swimmer Headed to Tokyo Olympics

Kieran Smith, of Ridgefield, is on his way to his first Olympics.

Competing in the 400 freestyle event in the U.S. swimming trials in Omaha, Nebraska Sunday, Smith swam a personal best 3:44:86. That time was nearly three seconds better than his previous best and was enough to qualify him for a spot on the Olympic team headed to Tokyo next month.

Smith’s Olympic debut will also mark the first time he’s on the national team.

He knows he’ll need to go even faster to have a shot at a medal — especially against a powerful Australian squad.

Defending Olympic champion Mack Horton posted a faster time than Smith

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