Keeping Up With Katie

September 30, 2020 | Staff Writer

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Announces Upcoming College Graduation 

Olympic gold swimmer and Bethesda native Katie Ledecky announced she plans on graduating from Stanford University this fall.  She attended Little Flower School and Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart before enrolling at Stanford. Ledecky said she majors in psychology and minors in political science. “I know there’s an election joke with that one […]

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August 4, 2020 | Mira Varghese

Katie Ledecky Takes a Swim with Glass of Chocolate Milk Atop Her Head

Keeping Up with Katie: The latest news and information about the Olympic champion swimmer and Montgomery County’s own Katie Ledecky. A glass of chocolate milk made its way across a swimming pool atop Katie Ledecky’s head in her latest ad for “Got Milk?” No drops of chocolate milk were spilled along the way. On Monday, the […]

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January 9, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Dives into New Role with STEM Education

In a little over six months, Katie Ledecky will be in Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Games trying to add to her collection of five Olympic gold medals. In the midst of training, she found time to dip her toes into something very meaningful to her – education. Ledecky announce a new partnership with Panasonic […]

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October 8, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Sets American Record

Katie Ledecky made the inaugural meet of the International Swimming League in Indianapolis memorable. The Bethesda native beat world champion Ariane Titmus in the 400-meter freestyle by 3.55 seconds and set an American record in the process. Ledecky’s time of 3:54:06 was just .14 off the world record. Fun atmosphere + fun TEAM @DCTridentISL 🔱 […]

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September 23, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Ledecky Shows Support for Stanford’s Football Team

Katie Ledecky took a break from training for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo on Saturday to attend Stanford’s football game against Oregon. Ledecky served as the Cardinal’s honorary captain. Stanford lost the game 21-6 to the higher ranked and favored Oregon Ducks. Ledecky, a junior at Stanford, is not currently taking classes during her […]

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August 20, 2019 | Staff Writer

Ledecky, Springs, Milloy Among Inaugural Class of Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame

Katie Ledecky will headline the inaugural class of inductees into the Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame. Ledecky has earned five Olympic gold medals and 15 world championship gold medals. Ledecky, 22, will be joined in the 2019 Hall of Fame class by Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Dominique Dawes, Springbrook High great and former Washington […]

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July 28, 2019 | Staff Writer

Keeping Up With Katie: All’s Well That Ends Well at World Championships

Katie Ledecky came to the FINA world championships in Gwanghwamun, South Korea with her sights set on winning five gold medals. Things did not go quite as planned. She won two silvers heading into her last event – the 800 meter freestyle – and had spent more time in a local hospital than in the […]

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July 26, 2019 | Staff Writer

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Back In Action, Takes Silver

After two days off with a bout of dehydration, Katie Ledecky returned to the pool at the world championships in South Korea, helping the US to take silver in the 4×200 meter freestyle event. Australia won the gold. Ledecky withdrew from two events on Tuesday – the 200m and 1500m freestyle – but looked good […]

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July 23, 2019 | Staff Writer

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Withdraws From Two Events at Worlds

The latest news and information about Olympic champion swimmer and Montgomery County’s own Katie Ledecky. The world championships in South Korea are not going according to plan for Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky. On Sunday, the five-time Olympic gold medalist was beaten in the 400m freestyle event by an Australian teenager. And Monday, Ledecky withdrew from the […]

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July 22, 2019 | Staff Writer

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Stunned at Worlds

The latest news and information about Olympic champion swimmer and Montgomery County’s own Katie Ledecky. Katie Ledecky is the best swimmer in the world who is very unaccustomed to not finishing in first place. That’s why Sunday’s second place finish in the 400 meter freestyle at the world championships in Gwangju, South Korea was a […]

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