STANFORD, CALIFORNIA - AUGUST 03: Sierra Schmidt dances on the pool deck before the start of the Women's 400m Freestyle final during day 4 of the Phillips 66 National Championships on August 03, 2019 in Stanford, California. (Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images)

Meanwhile in Olympics: US Swimmer’s Awkward Pre-Meet Dance Goes Viral (And Will Make You Feel So Much Better About Own Awful Moves)

There are two kinds of people in the world: those that can dance in public and those that definitely should not. This story involves someone of the latter persuasion. Her name is Sierra Schmidt and she’s a freestyle swimmer with dreams of competing in the Tokyo Olympics. Part of her warm-up routine involves getting down – in the most embarrassing way possible.

Schmidt recently made waves at the women’s 1,500-meter race at the U.S. Olympic swim trials in Omaha, Nebraska, when she busted a move before diving in. Video of the dorky dance went viral.

“The always dancing Sierra Schmidt and the 1500M – it’s a vibe,” the official Tokyo Olympics Twitter account captioned the wacky jig set to “Cheer Up” from Twice, a K-pop group.

Viewers couldn’t help but feel the joy.

Schmidt has said she does the pre-race dances to calm her nerves but “also to show that there are many paths to success.” We appreciate your enthusiasm, Sierra, (and thank you for making our dance moves look less lame) but maybe stick to swimming and leave the dancing to the pros.

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