Catching up with Katie Ledecky: The World’s Fastest Swimmer – Digital Journal


Katie Ledecky at the 2022 Golden Glasses. Photo Credit: Gary Hahn

The world’s fastest swimmer, Katie Ledecky, spoke about her latest efforts. She is a three time US Olympian.

At the Olympic level, she has won 10 medals (seven of which are gold), and at the world distance championship level, she has won 22 medals (19 of which are gold).

On November 30, Ledecky won the women’s 800 meter race at the Toyota US Open with a time of 8:13.90, simultaneously clinching her ticket to the 2024 US Olympic Trials, to be held in Indianapolis.

“I’m happy with it. The first long swim race of the year, and I’m where I thought I would be,” Ledecky reflected on that race.

On her 2022 Gold Glasses nominations, Ledecky said: “It’s great. It’s fun to celebrate the World Championship team and raise some money for the USA Swimming Foundation.”

Last week, Ledecky won big at the Golden Goggle Awards, where she took home hardware for “Female Athlete,” “Female Race,” and “Relay Performance of the Year.”

Ledecky recently broke a world record in the short-course pool in the women’s 1,500-meter freestyle race (by nearly 10 seconds). “It was great,” she admitted. “I was very happy with those performances and it was a good start to the season.”

Although he may not compete at the Short Course Worlds in Melbourne, Australia, Ledecky revealed that he will compete at the Toyota US Open in Greensboro, North Carolina.

About the title of the current chapter of his life, Ledecky said: “Keep it moving.” “A great coach, Jon Urbanchek, and a great friend of mine, has always said ‘keep going.’ I’m always trying to move forward,” he explained.

Regarding his definition of the word success, Ledecky commented: “Achieve my goals, be really happy where I am and love the sport.”

On her favorite mottos to live by, she responded: “We have this motto in our family: take the lead, keep the lead, and that has been passed down.” “I try to lead by example and also get a good start in my careers,” she said.

For more on Katie Ledecky, follow her on instagram.

Katie Ledecky at the 2022 Golden Goggle Awards. Photo Credit: Gary Hahn


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