Katie Wins 800m freestyle at Olympic Swimming Trials

800 meter freestyle trial
Courtesy of www.nbcolympics.com

About Katie

Katie is 15 years old and a rising sophomore at Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart. Katie attended Little Flower School in Bethesda, MD before becoming a Gator at Stone Ridge. Katie will be the youngest member of the 2012 U.S. Olympic team.

Katie trains under coach Yuri Suguiyama with the Curl-Burke Swim Club.

Learn more about Coach Yuri Suguiyama and how he trains Katie.

Interview after the 800m Olympic trial
More Katie in the News

USA Today, 7/11/12, Katie is officially announced as youngest member of US Olympic team.

ESPN, 6/26/12, The Future is Now

Yahoo Sports, 6/28/12, Katie Ledecky, a Maryland sophomore, is suddenly a shocking Olympic contender

Swimming World Magazine, 7/1/12, U.S. Olympic Trials: Distance Prodigy Katie Ledecky Clears 800 Free Trials Record; Kate Ziegler Finishes Second

The Washington Post, 7/1/12, Katie Ledecky makes 1st Olympic team at 15 with 800 free win at US swim trials

Reach for the Wall, 7/1/12, Local swimmers conclude stellar week

Swim Swam, 7/1/12, Katie Ledecky Qualifies for London 2012 at Age 15

The Washington Post, 7/3/12, D.C. area swimmers are Olympics bound

Reach for the Wall, 7/4/12 - Olympic Team announced

When Katie will swim the 800m freestyle at the Olympics

August 2, 2012, 5:33 am EDT, 800m freestyle heat

August 3, 2012, 2:43 pm EDT, 800m finals

To stream the Olympics live, visit www.nbcolympics.com/liveextra

To see more about the schedule, visit www.nbcolympics.com/results-schedules

Summer Sanders interviews Katie
Katie's Swimming Accomplishments in 2011-2012
  • Broke six Stone Ridge Swimming Team Records
  • Broke six Stone Ridge Pool Records
  • Broke Kate Ziegler's WMPSSDL meet records in the 200 and 500 free
  • Anchored the WMPSSDL Record setting 200 free relay
  • Broke the ISL (Independent School League) meet records in the 200 and 500 free
  • Made the ISL All League
  • Made the WMPSSDL (Washington Metropolitan Prep School Swimming and Diving League) All League
  • Made All Met 1st team
  • Was a High School All American in the 200 free (8th place) and 500 free (3rd place)
  • Broke the National Age Group records in the 400 free and 800 free at the USA Olympic Trials
  • Broke the USA Olympic Trials record in the 800 free
  • Has the 2nd fastest 800 free time this year
  • Has the 12th fastest 800 free of all time
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Media Gallery

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Katie wins the 800m free
Swimming World/Peter H. Bick
Katie wins the 800m free.
Katie and Kate Ziegler after the 800m free
The New York Times/Doug Mills
Katie and Kate Ziegler after the 800m free.

Katie Ledecky and Kate Ziegler
Getty Images/Al Bello
(L-R) Katie Ledecky and Kate Ziegler on the
Olympic Trial medal stand.

Katie LedeckyKatie Ledecky Stone Ridge school picture

Katie Ledecky signs her autograph courtesy of Mark Humphrey/AP Photo
AP Photo/Mark Humphrey
Katie Ledecky signs her autograph after the closing ceremony
of the U.S. Olympic swimming trials.

AP Photo/Bob Leverone

Ledecky, right, with fellow teen Gillian Ryan after
winning the 800 freestyle final at the Charlotte
UltraSwim Grand Prix in May.

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