Kathleen (Katie) Ledecky Bio

Kathleen (Katie) Ledecky Bio

Kathleen Genevieve Ledecky known as Katie Ledecky is an American competitive swimmer, who has represented the USA at various events. She is best known for winning five Olympic gold medals and 15 world championship gold medals (the world champion for nine times), the most in history for a female swimmer. She dominates freestyle swimming like a queen and is the world record holder in the women’s 400-, 800-, and 1500-meter freestyle events.

Katie won her first gold medal only when she was 15 years old and recorded the second-highest time for the 800 m event. She has been also titled as the “World Swimmer of the Year” and American Swimmer of the Year for three consecutive years from 2013, 2014 and 2015. She was also awarded the “FINA Swimmer of the Year” in 2013. L’Équipe titled her the international Champion of Champions in 2014. Also, she was the youngest person to be on the Time 100 list of Time magazine.

Katie began at the TYR Pro Swim Series 2021 at San Antonio, Texas, and she won the 200-, 400-, 800- and 1500-meter freestyle races.

 Katie Ledecky Bio
Bio/Wiki
NameKatie Ledecky
Real NameKathleen Genevieve Ledecky
Nickname"Katie", Ledecks, Ledeckster, Deckster
ProfessionSwimming
Personal Information
Date of Birth17th March 1997
Age (as in 2021)24 Years
Birth PlaceWashington, D.C.
Zodiac sign/Sun signPisces
NationalityAmerican
HometownBethesda, Maryland, USA
ReligionCatholic
EthnicityWhite
Education and More
SchoolStone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart
CollegeBachelor of Arts- Psychology, Stanford University
Educational QualificationsGraduate (June 2021)
Physical Status
Height5'11" (480 cm, 1.80 m)
Weight55 kg (170 lbs)
Body Measurements 34-25-35
Eye ColourHazel green
Hair ColourBlonde
Career and More
International Debut2012 Summer Olympics
Coach/MentorBruce Gemmell
Yuri Suguiyama
StrokesFreestyle
ClubNation's Capital Swim Club (NCAP)
HonorsChosen as one of the sponsors of the US Navy aircraft carrier USS Enterprise
Achievements/Awards and RecognitionWORLD RECORDS:
• 1500 m Freestyle in 15:36.53, at 2013 World Championships,Barcelona, Spain on July 30, 2013, at the age of 16.
• 800 m freestyle in 8:13.86, at 2013 World Championships Barcelona, Spain on August 3, 2013, at the age of 16.
• 1500 m freestyle in 15:34.23, at 2014 TWST Senior Invitational Shenandoah, Texas, onJune 19, 2014, at the age of 17.
• 800 m freestyle in 8:11.00 at 2014 TWST Senior Invitational, Shenandoah, Texas on June 22, 2014, at the age of 17.
• 400 m freestyle, 3:58.86, 2014 at National Championships Irvine, California, on August 9, 2014, at the age of 17.
• 400 m freestyle in 3:58.37, at 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, Gold Coast, Australia on August 23, 2014, at the age of 17.
• 1500 m freestyle in 15:28.36, at 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships Gold Coast, Australia on August 24, 2014, at the age of 17.
• 1500 m freestyle in 15:27.71, at the 2015 World Championships, Kazan, Russia, on August 3, 2015, at the age of 18.
• 1500 m freestyle in 15:25.48, at the 2015 World Championships Kazan, Russia, on August 4, 2015, at the age of 18.
• 800 m freestyle in 8:07.39, at the 2015 World Championships, Kazan, Russia, on August 8, 2015, at the age of 18.
• 800 m freestyle in 8:06.68, at the 2016 Arena Pro Swim Series, Austin, Texas, on January 17, 2016, at the age of 18.
Recorded the fastest time for the 500, 1000, and 1650 yards freestyle swimming.
Titled as the “World Swimmer of the Year” and American Swimmer of the Year for three consecutive years from 2013, 2014 and 2015.
Awarded the "FINA Swimmer of the Year" in 2013
L’Équipe titled her the international Champion of Champions in 2014.
The youngest person to be on Time 100 list of Time magazine.
Career Turning Point2012 Olympics
Family and Relationships
FamilyFather- David Ledecky
Mother- Mary Gen Hagan (University of New Mexico swimmer)
Brother- Michael Ledecky (Former Swimmer, Harvard Passout, New York Islanders co-cowner)
Marital StatusUnmarried
Sexual OrientationNot Known
Affairs/GirlfriendsNot Known
SpouseN/A
Favourite Things
Favorite AtheletesWalter Reed
Favorite Sports TeamWashington Capitals and New York Islanders
Favorite MusiciansThe Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Taylor Swift, Train, Gavin DeGraw
Favorite MovieHarry Potter
Favorite TV ShowBlue Bloods
HobbiesVolunteering, Scrabble, Chess, Piano, Dancing and Singing.
CharitiesCatholic Charities, Shepherd's Table, Bikes for the World and Wounded Warriors
Net Worth/Salary/Assets
Net Worth (approx.)1 million Euro