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Katie Ledecky

Swimming

  • 2012

Name: Katie Ledecky
Event:
200-meter freestyle, 400-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle, 1,500-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle relay
Height:
6-0
Weight: 154
DOB: 3/17/1997
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Hometown: Bethesda, Md.
High School: 
Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart (Bethesda, Md.) '15
College: Stanford University


Olympic Highlights:

  • London 2012 Olympic Games, gold (800-meter freestyle)

Career Highlights:

  • 2015 FINA World Championships, gold (200-meter freestyle, 400-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle, 1,500-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle relay)
  • 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, gold (200-meter freestyle, 400-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle, 1,500-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle relay)
  • 2013 FINA World Championships, gold (400-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle, 1,500-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle relay)
  • 2013 FINA Athlete of the Year for swimming

Personal: Daughter of David and Mary Gen Ledecky…Mother swam at the University of New Mexico…Has one older brother, Michael, who is also a swimmer and attends Harvard College…Began swimming at age 6 with her brother for a summer league swim team…Favorite sports team is the Washington Capitals…Serves meals to the homeless once a month and collects, assembles and repairs bicycles for developing countries…Volunteers with the Wounded Warrior Project at the Walter Reed Bethesda Naval Medical Center.


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