Katie Ledecky Biography Net Worth And Wikipedia
Katie Ledecky is a world-class American swimmer from Bethesda, Maryland. At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, she won four gold medals and one silver medal. She is the current world record holder in the 400-meter, 800-meter and 1500-meter freestyle events. Ledecky has broken numerous world and American records in her career. These include an individual world record of 15:27.53 at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships on July 25, 2014 in Edmonton, Canada; an individual American record of 15:34.23 at the 2016 U.S.
Who is Katie Ledecky?
Ledecky was born to Ronald and Sandy Ledecky on July 10, 2000, and is the second child. Her father, an Olympic swimmer, introduced her to swimming. Both of her parents coached her in swimming at the age of seven and she began to see significant improvement in her swimming and in her endurance levels. The training and the competition inspired her to pursue swimming as a professional career. After her primary education at Northwood School in Rockville, Ledecky joined Bethesda Swim Club where she is still training at. She attended Blair Academy in New Jersey for her secondary education. Ledecky’s Swimming Background She started swimming at the age of five in Bethesda Swim Club under the coaching of Dennis Pursley.
Early life and education
Ledecky was born on September 20, 2000 in Bethesda, Maryland, to John Ledecky and his wife, Michelle. Her father is a former United States national team member and has since retired from swimming. Her mother is from San Diego, California. Ledecky’s grandparents immigrated to the United States from the former Soviet Union. Her maternal grandfather was a Russian. She has two younger sisters. Her older sister, Taylor, competed at the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials in swimming and won the silver medal in the 800-meter freestyle relay. Her younger sister, Ellie, competes in a variety of sports, including water polo, basketball, soccer and tennis. Her younger sister, Madison, plays basketball. Ledecky graduated from Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School in Bethesda, Maryland in June 2016.
She turned professional on August 16, 2013, which is the deadline to turn professional by the USA Swimming. She entered the TYR Pro Swim Series in Indianapolis in 2013 and the TYR Pro Swim Series in 2014, where she won her first national title and then won two national titles. She was on the U.S. Olympic team at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. She finished in second place at the U.S. Olympic trials, but she still earned her spot on the Olympic team. In her first race at the 2016 Olympics in the 400-meter freestyle, she finished in first with a time of 3:57.86, the second-fastest time in the world in that event this year. In her first event, the 800-meter freestyle, she won the event with a time of 8:05.46.
Awards and achievements
At the 2015 IAAF World Championships, Ledecky became the first American female to win four gold medals at a single world championships, a feat she repeated at the 2017 IAAF World Championships. At the 2016 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, Ledecky and her Stanford Cardinal teammates tied for first, earning 61 team points, a team record. This performance made Ledecky the first swimmer in history to win both an individual NCAA championship and relay championship in the same year. Ledecky was named the 2015-2016 Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year. She also won the 2015-2016 Collegiate Female Athlete of the Year Award from the United States Sports Academy.
Personal life and family
Ledecky with her parents at the 2013 Brown University’s “Covered In Gold” Gala Ledecky is the oldest of three children. Her parents, Bruce and Leah Ledecky, met at Brown University where Bruce Ledecky was an All-American swimmer, Leah an MIT alumna. Katie has a younger brother, Michael, who also plays water polo, as does Leah, and a younger sister, Brooke. Brooke was recently named captain of the women’s water polo team at Penn State University. She is also the subject of a 2011 movie, “Goal!. Katie Ledecky has been dating professional soccer player Jordan Morris since September 2015. Ledecky’s father owns a D.C. real estate business. He was trained as an engineer and got his real estate license in the late 90s.
The youngest of four children born to parents Chuck and Becky Ledecky, Katie Ledecky was raised in a home that focused on both education and athletics. Her siblings include older sister Taylor, who swims for the University of Arizona, and older brother Michael, who is in his senior year at Gaithersburg High School. Ledecky started swimming at the age of 3, and began competing professionally at the age of 8. Katie’s father Chuck was both a collegiate and international swimmer who attended the University of Maryland and represented the United States at the 1984 Summer Olympics. Her first major competition came at the age of 13, when she entered the 2004 U.S. Olympic trials and placed fourth overall. What Is Katie Ledecky’s Net Worth?
1500m freestyle world record (15:27.53)
800m freestyle world record (8:03.97) 400m freestyle world record (3:58.48) 2012 Olympic gold medal in the 800m freestyle (8:06.82) 2013 World Championship gold medal in the 800m freestyle (8:02.82) 2014 Olympic gold medal in the 1500m freestyle (15:27.53) 2015 World Championship gold medal in the 800m freestyle (8:01.95) Ledecky is also the 2015 FINA Swimmer of the Year. On July 17, 2015, she was inducted into the USA Swimming Hall of Fame. Ledecky got her start in swimming by the age of six, when she joined her local swim team, Bethesda Swim Club, where she currently trains. She attended Bethesda Chevy Chase High School where she was the school’s first girls swimming and diving state champion in 2009 and state record holder in the 200-yard freestyle and 500-yard freestyle.
400m freestyle world record (4:31.71)
1500m freestyle world record (15:01.84) 800m freestyle world record (8:04.76) 500m freestyle world record (4:33.13) American record in the 200m freestyle (1:53.46) The net worth of Katie Ledecky is $10 million. Her personal website says that she “has shown her true colors by dedicating her life to serving her fellow human beings. She trains in the service of others and lives to make a difference for all.” Katie Ledecky, the youngest swimmer to ever win four gold medals at one Olympics, has not proven to be a product of privilege. Katie Ledecky Biography/Wiki.com Katie Ledecky was born on August 19, 1996 in Bethesda, Maryland to Kathy and Andy Ledecky.
800m freestyle world record (8:06.79)
1600m freestyle world record (15:00.97) 1500m freestyle world record (15:13.82) 2004 Summer Olympics Ledecky has also competed in the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece where she won the gold medal in the 800-meter freestyle, her first medal at the Olympics. 100m freestyle world record (53.82) 200m freestyle world record (1:51.61) 100m backstroke world record (58.94) 200m backstroke world record (1:58.78) 400m individual medley world record (4:11.29) 1500m individual medley world record (15:07).