Name: Katie Ledecky
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 200m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 800m freestyle, 4x200m freestyle
Height: 6-0
Weight: 160
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 Experience
  • Two-time Olympian (2012, 2016); Six-time Olympic medalist (5 gold, 1 silver)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, gold (800m free, 400m free, 200m free, 4x200m free); silver (4x100m free)
  • London 2012 Olympic Games, gold (800m free)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – gold (200m free, 400m free, 800m free, 1,500m free, 4x200 free)
  • Years of participation: Long Course – 2013, 2015
  • Medals: 9 (9 golds)
  • Gold – 2013 (400m free, 800m free, 1,500m free, 4x200m free); 2015 (200m free, 400m free, 800m free, 1,500m free, 4x200m free)
Personal: Daughter of David and Mary Gen Ledecky...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...Named 2013 FINA Female Athlete of the Year for Swimming...Selected 2012-13 Female Olympic SportsWoman of the Year by the U.S. Olympic Committee...Favorite sports team is the Washington Capitals (NHL)...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.