Name: Katie Ledecky
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 200-meter freestyle, 400-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle, 1,500-meter freestyle
Height: 6-0
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 '20, Psychology
Team/Club: Nation's Capital Swim Club/Stanford University
Coach(es): Gregg Meehan
Olympic Experience
  • Three-time Olympian (2012, 2016, 2020); nine-time Olympic medalist (6 golds, 3 silvers)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold (1,500-meter freestyle); silver (400-meter freestyle), silver (4x200-meter freestyle relay)
  • Olympic Games Rio 2016, gold (200-meter freestyle, 400-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle, 4x200-meter freestyle); silver (4x100-meter freestyle)
  • Olympic Games London 2012, gold (800-meter freestyle)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2019 – gold (800-meter freestyle); silver (400-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle relay)
  • Years of participation: 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019
  • Medals: 18 (15 golds, 3 silvers)
  • Gold – 2019 (800-meter freestyle); 2017 (400-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle, 1,500-meter freestyle, 4x100-meter freestyle, 4x200-meter freestyle); 2015 (200-meter freestyle, 400-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle, 1,500-meter freestyle, 4x200-meter freestyle); 2013 (400-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle, 1,500-meter freestyle, 4x200-meter freestyle)
  • Silver - 2019 (400-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle relay); 2017 (200-meter freestyle)
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....Eight-time individual NCAA champion and two-time team NCAA champion at Stanford...2017 Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year winner (Honda Cup)...Youngest member of 2016 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team...Named Female Athlete of the Olympic Games, presented by DICK'S Sporting Goods, at Team USA Awards...At age 15, she was the youngest athlete on 2012 U.S. Olympic Swimming Team.