Event: 200-meter freestyle, 400-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle, 1,500-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle relay
Birthplace: Washington, D.C.
Hometown: Bethesda, Md.
High School: Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart (Bethesda, Md.) '15
College: Stanford University
- London 2012 Olympic Games, gold (800-meter freestyle)
- 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.
How Is Katie Ledecky Reigniting Distance Swimming In The U.S.?
Peggy Shinn Aug. 10, 2015
With five world championship wins and two new world records, Ledecky is making distance swimming cool again.
Team USA Tops Medal Count At Swimming World Championships
USA Swimming Aug. 09, 2015
U.S. swimmers earn five medals on the final night of competition to end the event with 23 overall.
Katie Ledecky Wins Fifth Gold Medal, Sets Another World Record
Associated Press Aug. 08, 2015
The teenager is first swimmer to sweep 200-, 400-, 800-, 1,500-meter freestyle races at a single worlds.
Katie Ledecky, Missy Franklin Win Gold And Bronze In 200 Free
Associated Press Aug. 05, 2015
Competing in the 200-meter freestyle at worlds for the first time, Ledecky rallied from fourth to win.
Katie Ledecky Breaks Her Own World Record In 1,500-Meter Freestyle
USA Swimming Aug. 04, 2015
Ledecky followed her 400-meter freestyle gold with another dominant performance in the 1,500-meter freestyle.
Katie Ledecky Starts Swimming Worlds With 400-Meter Gold
Associated Press Aug. 02, 2015
The win begins Ledecky's packed schedule that includes four individual races.
Lochte, Ledecky, Franklin Lead U.S. Swimmers To Worlds
Scott McDonald July 29, 2015
Many of the world’s greatest swimmers will convene in Kazan, Russia.
Phelps Wins 100 Fly, 100 Free At Return Meet
Associated Press April 19, 2015
The 22-time Olympic medalist left his first meet back with two wins and a third-place finish in the 200 IM.
Even Phelps Is In Awe Of Katie Ledecky As Paths Cross Again At Mesa Competition
Clayton Klapper April 16, 2015
While Phelps carries the name recognition, Ledecky is arguably the most dominant swimmer in the world today.
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Paul D. Bowker Dec. 17, 2014
U.S. women made the world their stage in 2014 with memorable performances in Sochi, Russia, and around the world.
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