Canadian Olympic swimmer Kierra Smith poses for a photo with a young member of the West Kelowna Liquid Lightning Swim Club

Send-off for local swimmer as she readies for Rio

Kierra Smith, who lives in Kelowna but swims with West Kelowna's Liquid Lightning Swim Club, will swim for Canada at the Olympic Games.

Canadian Olympic swimmer Kierra Smith poses for a photo with a young member of the West Kelowna Liquid Lightning Swim Club, the club Smith swims with, during a send-off for Smith Wednesday at The Johnson-Bentley Memorial Aquatic Centre in Westbank.

Smith will swim for Canada in the 100-metre and 200-metre breaststroke events at the upcoming Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil next month.