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Swimmer Spotlight: Katie Ledecky

Olympian swimmer Jenny Thompson.

American swimmer, Katie Ledecky, age 26, has five Olympic gold medals, the most for a female swimmer in history! She also has been awarded 15 other gold medals for various swimming


Her favorite stroke is free-style and holds the world record for the 400m, 800m and 1,500m events!

Her total medal count is 34, including 28 gold, 5 silver, and 1 bronze from events such as the summer Olympics, The World Championships, and the Pan Pacific Championships.

A recent graduate of Stanford University, Katie is passionate about the importance of education, especially STEM and leadership programs for girls.

We wonder which Penguin City Swim student will perform an amazing swimming feat! Tell us your personal swim stories and we will feature you in future newsletters.

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