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Liza Kuznetsova
Liza  Kuznetsova


Santa Clarita, CA

High School:
Academy of the Canyons





MPSF Championships Ends with School Record

Toreros set program record in 400 yard freestyle relay


Swimmers Continue at MPSF Championships

Dani Taylor finished fourth in the 200 freestyle


Final Road Tune-Up

Toreros travel to San Diego State on Friday


Toreros Fall to Fresno State

Hubel, Taylor earn first-place finishes


Record-Setting Weekend

Hubel breaks pair of program records at Husky Invite


2016 Beach Cup

USD Swim & Dive team at the 2016 Beach Cup


  • MPSF Scholar-Athlete (2017)

SOPHOMORE (2016-17) 

  • Posted six season-best times at the 2017 MPSF Championships
  • Had the team's third best time in the 1000 free and the 1650 free
  • Was named a MPSF Scholar-Athlete
FRESHMAN (2015-16) 
  • Was the team's best distance swimmer
  • Had team best times in the 1000 free (10:29.39) and the 1650 free (17:11.02)
  • Was third fastest on the team in the 500 free (5:03.77)
  • Attended Academy of the Canyons Middle College High School
  • Swam for the Canyons Aquatic Club and Paseo Aquatic Club
  • At the SCS Club Championship swam the 100 yard back in 57.13, the 200 yard back in 1:59.36, and the 200 yard IM in 2:06.01


  • Born August 15, 1997 in Moscow, Russia to Arina Kuznetsova
  • Chose USD for the rigorous academics, the student-teacher ratio, the beautiful and safe campus, the location, and for the swim team
  • Her grandfather Val Yefremov swam for the Soviet Union Olympic Team while studying to be a rocket scientist
  • She speaks fluent Russian

What is your most memorable swimming/diving moment? Why? 
When I broke my team record for the 10 and Under 200m IM by dropping over five seconds in finals and consequently winning gold at JO’s, because it was just so unexpected and really showed me the effects of working hard, not giving up and racing every race to the max.

Describe yourself as an athlete and as a student: 
I am very driven and a perfectionist, and need to be challenged. If I do something, I do it to the best of my ability and put 100% of my effort into it.

What piece of coaching and/or personal advice has stuck with you over the years? 
Be yourself, because other people will do and accomplish their own things and trying to be someone else will deprive the world of YOUR contributions.

What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?  
Being happy


Favorite TV show: White Collar or M*A*S*H
Favorite movie: Evolution (2001)
Favorite food: White bread with butter
Favorite place to spend time: Nature
Favorite Song: Defying Gravity from Wicked (Idina Menzel version)
Major: International Business


Event Time Meet
100 Free 58.25 Beach Cup (1/16/16)
200 Free 1:54.62 2016 MPSF Championships
500 Free 5:03.77 2016 MPSF Championships
1000 Free 10:29.39 USD-UCSD Dual (1/30/16)
1650 Free 17:11.02 2016 MPSF Championships
100 Back 1:01.73 Purdue Invite (11/20/15)
200 Back 2:10.21 Purdue Invite (11/20/15)
400 IM 4:30.58 2016 MPSF Championships
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Toreros prep for game day
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USD junior women's soccer player takes a timeout during a study break
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Big wins for both USD Football and USD Volleyball Saturday afternoon
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Coach Fisher and Maya Hood attend media day in Las Vegas
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Alumni and family gathered together for an eventful Homecoming weekend
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Take a Timeout with the senior setter at her house in South Mission Beach
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