Keeping Up With Katie

January 18, 2021 | Staff Writer

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Joining Inauguration Parade

Katie Ledecky won’t be swimming. Nor will she be adding another gold medal to her already large collection, but she will be “marching” in a virtual, live streamed “Parade Across America.” The event, featuring numerous bands, performers and athletes will kick off President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris’ presidential escort from 15th Street […]

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January 14, 2021 | Staff Writer

Keeping Up With Katie: Grandma Gets Her COVID-19 Vaccination

Perhaps we should call this Keeping Up With Katie’s Grandmother? The Olympic swimming champ gave shoutouts to her nonagenarian grandmother for getting her COVID-19 vaccination and to frontline workers for their courageous work. Just ten days shy of her 95th birthday, my supermodel grandma received her first dose of the covid vaccine. Thank you to […]

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December 23, 2020 | Staff Writer

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Pays Virtual Visit to Children’s Hospital

Olympic gold medal winning swimmer and Bethesda native Katie Ledecky paid a virtual visit to Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. to spread cheer during the holiday season. “My hometown pediatric hospital, [Children’s National Hospital], has a special place in my heart. I love visiting whenever I can. Today I visited virtually and we played […]

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December 2, 2020 | Brendan Hartlove

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Completes Degree from Stanford

With no competitions due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Olympic gold swimmer Katie Ledecky dove head first into her schoolwork. The Bethesda native enrolled in a full load of classes in the spring, summer and fall, making the most of her time out of the water. In November, Ledecky graduated from Stanford with an undergraduate degree in psychology. […]

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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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