Katie Ledecky

Bethesda, Md.
BIRTHDATE    March 17, 1997
HEIGHT    5' 11 3/4" (182.2 cm)
BIRTHDATE March 17, 1997
HEIGHT 5' 11 3/4" (182.2 cm)
CLUB NAME
Nation's Capital Swim Club (NCAP-VA)
COACH NAME
Anthony Nesty

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FAST FACTS
  • Three-Time Olympian (2020, 2016, 2012)

  • Ten Olympic Games medals (7g, 3s)

  • Eighteen World Champs LCM medals (15g, 3s)

FUN FACTS
  • High School Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart '15

  • College Stanford '20

  • Future Professional Aspirations Considering attending Business School or Law School sometime in the future and going down one of those paths

  • Parents David and Mary Gen Ledecky ... mother swam at University of New Mexico

  • Sibling(s) One older brother, Michael, was also a swimmer ... He is a 2016 graduate of Harvard College

  • Started Swimming Age 6 ... started swimming with brother for summer league swim team, Palisades

  • Nickname(s) Ledecks, Ledeckster, Deckster

  • Hobbies Outside the Pool Playing the piano, following the news, spending time with family and friends, reading, listening to music, learning

  • Most Influential Person "My brother because of his work ethic in all that he does and because of how much he has always supported me. We have a great relationship and I try to return that support to him as well. I also look up to many of the U.S. female distance swimmers over the years, and have gotten to know many of them on a personal level ... Chris (Von Saltza) Olmsted, Debbie Meyer, Janet Evans to name just a few."

  • Affiliated non-profits or Organizations Jesuit Refugee Service, Horizons Greater Washington, Children's Hospital

  • Training Stats Wake up at 4 a.m.; swim practice 5-7 a.m.; Dryland training 11 a.m. to noon (3 days/week); Swim practice 3:30-6 p.m.

  • Favorites sports teams: New York Islanders, Washington Nationals

  • Favorites race: "London 2012 ... my first Olympic gold medal at age 15."

Career Highlights
  • 3x Olympian (2012, 2016, 2020)
  • 10x Olympic medalist (7g, 3s)
  • 18x World Championships (LCM) medalist (15g, 3s)
  • 10x Pan Pacs medalist (8g, 1s, 1b)
  • 12x U.S. national champion
  • Current world record holder in the 400m freestyle, 800m freestyle and 1500m freestyle
Olympics History
  • 2020: Gold, 800m FR; Gold, 1500m FR; Silver, 400m FR; Silver, 4x200m FR-R; 5th, 200m FR
  • 2016: Gold, 200m FR; Gold, 400m FR; Gold, 800m FR; Gold, 4x200m FR-R; Silver, 4x100m FR-R
  • 2012: Gold, 800m FR
World Champs History
  • 2019: Gold, 800m FR; Silver, 400m FR; Silver, 4x200m FR-R
  • 2017: Gold, 400m FR; Gold, 800m FR; Gold, 1500 FR; Gold, 4x100m FR-R; Gold, 4x200m FR-R; Silver (tie), 200m FR
  • 2015: Gold, 200m FR; Gold, 400m FR; Gold, 800m FR; Gold, 1500m FR; Gold, 4x200m FR-R
  • 2013: Gold, 400m FR; Gold, 800m FR; Gold, 1500m FR; Gold, 4x200m FR-R
Pan Pacs History
  • 2018: Gold, 400m FR; Gold, 800m FR; Gold, 1500m FR; Silver, 4x200m FR-R; Bronze, 200m FR
  • 2014: Gold, 200m FR; Gold, 400m FR; Gold, 800m FR; Gold, 1500m FR; Gold, 4x200m FR-R
Olympic Trials History
  • 2020: 1st, 200m FR; 1st, 400m FR; 1st, 800m FR; 1st, 1500m FR
  • 2016: 1st, 200m FR; 1st, 400m FR; 1st, 800m FR; 7th, 100m FR
  • 2012: 1st, 800m FR; 3rd, 400m FR; 9th, 200m FR
U.S. Nationals History
  • 2018: 1st, 200m FR; 1st, 400m FR; 1st, 800m FR
  • 2017: 1st, 200m FR; 1st, 400m FR; 1st, 800m FR; 6th, 100m FR
  • 2014: 1st, 200m FR, 1st, 400m FR; 1st, 800m FR; 13th, 100m FR
  • 2013: 1st, 400m FR; 1st, 800m FR; 1st, 1500m FR; 2nd, 200m FR
  • 2011: 12th, 4x100m Med-R
NCAA History
  • 2018: 1st, 500y FR; 1st, 1650y FR; 1st, 4x200y FR-R; 2nd, 400y IM
  • 2017: 1st, 500y FR; 1st, 1650y FR; T-1st, 200y FR; 1st, 4x100y FR-R; 1st, 4x200y FR-R

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