Kobe's Quote: "Rick had a solid freshmen year for us. He will swim the IM more this season. He's a good all-around swimmer, but the IM seems to best suit his abilities."
Before ECU: Member of the Catawba Valley Aquatic Club coached by Paul Schiffel ... Junior National Qualifier ... Earned All-America honors in the pool and the classroom ... 200-yard freestyle high school state champion ... High school team MVP.
Personal: Born November 18, 1990 ... Parents are Becky and Richard Smith.
Top Times: 50 Free - 21.19; 100 Free - 46.47; 200 Free - 1:41.90