Olivia Smoliga Staying Upbeat, Saying Kind Things to Herself During COVID Crisis

Olivia Smoliga was a finalist in the 100 back at the 2016 Olympics and a gold and bronze medalist in the 50 and 100 back, respectively, at last year’s World Championships.

As part of a group of professional swimmers coached by Jack Bauerle at the University of Georgia, Smoliga had the following to say about keeping her focus while staying at her parents’ home in Illinois, some 800 miles from her training base.