Keeping Up With Katie

June 14, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Celebrates Graduation Day Creatively

Five-time Olympic gold medal winning swimmer Katie Ledecky had to miss her graduation day at Stanford University due to a prior engagement: the US Swim Trials in Omaha, Neb. So she and two of her fellow graduating teammates got creative. A happy @Stanford graduation day from Omaha šŸ„°šŸŒ² #Stanford2021 #SwimTrials21 #GoStanford pic.twitter.com/MCbXDo7re4 — Katie Ledecky […]

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March 6, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Wins 3 of 4 Events in San Antonio

Katie Ledecky capped off a successful week in her first full event in a year winning the 200 meter freestyle at the TYR Pro Series event in San Antonio. Already acknowledged by many as the greatest female swimmer of all-time, Ledecky also won theĀ 400 and 1500 meter freestyle titles.Ā She finished in third place in the […]

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March 4, 2021 | Joe Yasharoff

Keeping Up With Katie: One Year Later, Ledecky Reasserts Dominance

In her first full meet in almost a year, five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky picked up right where she left off, winning the 1500 meter freestyle at the Pro Series event in San Antonio by more than 21 seconds. The 1500 meter freestyle is Ledecky’s most dominant event. She owns the ten fastest times […]

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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 nativeĀ 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 anĀ undergraduate degree in psychology. […]

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September 30, 2020 | Staff Writer

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Announces Upcoming College GraduationĀ 

Olympic gold swimmer and Bethesda native Katie Ledecky announced she plans on graduating from Stanford University this fall.Ā  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. ā€œI 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:Ā The latest news and information about the Olympic champion swimmer and Montgomery Countyā€™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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