Name: Katie Ledecky
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 200-meter freestyle, 400 freestyle, 800 freestyle, 4x200 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 golds, 1 silver)
  • Rio 2016, gold (200-meter freestyle, 400 freestyle, 800 freestyle, 4x200 freestyle), silver (4x100 freestyle); youngest member of 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team; set two world records (400 freestyle, 800 freestyle); named Female Athlete of the Olympic Games, presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods, at Team USA Awards
  • London 2012, gold (800 freestyle); at age 15, youngest athlete on 2012 U.S. Olympic Team
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2017 – gold (400-meter freestyle, 800 freestyle, 1,500 freestyle, 4x100 freestyle, 4x200 freestyle), silver (200 freestyle)
  • Years of participation: 2013, 2015, 2017
  • Medals: 15 (14 golds, 1 silver)
  • Gold – 2017 (400 freestyle, 800 freestyle, 1,500 freestyle, 4x100 freestyle, 4x200 freestyle); 2015 (200 freestyle, 400 freestyle, 800 freestyle, 1,500 freestyle, 4x200 freestyle); 2013 (400 freestyle, 800 freestyle, 1,500 freestyle, 4x200 freestyle)
  • Silver - 2017 (200 freestyle)
  • Most individual-event world titles among female swimmers
Other Career Highlights
  • Competing for Stanford University (2017-18), eight-time individual NCAA champion and two-time team NCAA champion; 2017 Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year winner (Honda Cup)
Personal: Daughter of David and Mary Gen Ledecky...Has one older brother, Michael, who is also a swimmer and a graduate of Harvard College...Began swimming at age 6 with her brother for a summer league swim team...Named 2012-13 USOC SportsWoman of the Year, 2016 Female Olympic Athlete of the Games and 2017 Female Olympic Athlete of the Year by the United States Olympic Committee.