Katie Ledecky Biography, Age, Height, Boyfriend, Net Worth

Katie Ledecky

Katie Ledecky is a young talented and most decorated freestyle swimmer of America who has several credits to her name, including a five-time Olympic gold medalist and a 14-time world champion. She holds several records in freestyle events and has received various awards during her career including the Swimming World’s World Swimmer of the Year, the Associated Press Female Athlete of the Year Award in 2017, and the United States Olympic Committee Female Athlete of the Year. As of 2024, Katie Ledecky has a net worth of $5 million. So, who is Katie Ledecky? Here’s everything we know about the swimmer.

Katie Ledecky Biography

Katie Ledecky was born on the 17th of March 1997, in Washington, D.C., United States of America. She’s currently 27 years old.

Birth NameKathleen Genevieve Ledecky
Date of BirthMarch 17, 1997
Place of BirthWashington, D.C.
Age27 years old
Sun SignPisces
ProfessionCompetitive Swimmer
EthnicityCzechoslovakia, Irish, Jewish
ResidenceBethesda, Maryland, U.S.


  • Father – David Ledecky
  • Mother – Mary Gen (Hagan)
  • Siblings – Michael (Older Brother)


Katie attended Little Flower School and graduated from Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in 2015. She then enrolled with an athletic scholarship at Stanford University. She graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in psychology in 2021.

Katie Ledecky Love Life

Katie has kept her personal life discreet from her professional life and thus we are uncertain about her love life and past relationships.

Physical Statistics

HeightFeet – 6 feet
Centimeters – 183 cm
Meters – 1.83 m
WeightKilograms – 73 kg
Pounds – 160 lbs
Body BuildSlim
Eye ColorGreen
Hair ColorBlonde

Professional Statistics

Olympic Debut

Katie Ledecky was the youngest American when she made her international debut at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, in which she won the Gold third in the 800-meter freestyle event. She received the 2012 Best Female Performance of the Year and Breakout Performer of the Year at the Golden Goggle Awards.

World Championships Debut

At the 2013 World Championships, Ledecky won gold in the 400-, 800-, and 1500-meter freestyle, and in the 4×200-meter freestyle relay, and set two world records.

World Records

  • She was only 16 when she achieved her first world record in the 1500-meter freestyle relay at the 2013 World Championships, in Barcelona, Spain. She won gold in the event in a world record time of 15:36.53, breaking the record held by compatriot Kate Ziegler by six seconds.
  • In the 800-meter freestyle, Ledecky won gold in a world record of 8:13.86, at the 2013 World Championships, Barcelona, Spain on August 3, 2013.
  • At the 2014 Woodlands Swim Team Senior Invitational, Ledecky set two records in the 1500-meter freestyle and the 800-meter freestyle, finishing in a record time of 15:34.23 and 8:11.00, at the age of 17.
  • At the 2014 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Gold Coast, Australia, Ledecky broke two world records in the 1500-meter freestyle and the 400-meter freestyle, with times of 3:58.37 and 15:28.36, respectively. She won five gold medals through the tournament becoming the first woman to win four individual gold medals at a single Pan Pacific Championship.
  • At the 2015 World Aquatics Championships in Kazan, Russia, Ledecky broke three world records in the 800- and 1500-meter freestyles, with times of 8:07.39, 15:27.71 (1500 m) and 15:25.48 (1500 m), respectively.
  • At the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Ledecky broke two world records in the 400- and 800-meter freestyles, with times of 3:56.46 and 8:04.79, respectively.

Television Debut

Katie made her debut appearance on television on Fox News Sunday in 2014.

Brand Endorsements

Katie has appeared in a TV advertisement for Pool Safely.

Favorite Things

  • Athlete – Walter Reed
  • Sports Teams – Washington Capitals and New York Islanders
  • TV Show – Blue Bloods
  • Dessert – Pumpkin Apple Bread

Katie Ledecky Diet Routine

  • Breakfast – Two pieces of toast with peanut butter and an Apple or a Banana
  • Snack – Omelet with Bacon, Egg, Cheese, Potatoes, and Tomato, Bagel with Cream cheese and Egg or Yogurt and fruit along with Chocolate Milk
  • Brunch – Yogurt, Honey, and Granola with mixed berries, Apple or Pear
  • Lunch – Pasta with Chicken or a Caesar salad with a double serving of Chicken and an avocado
  • Snacks – Fruit or Toast and Peanut Butter
  • Dinner – Chicken or steak, and either Pasta or Rice or Arugula with White Beans, Tomato and Garlic

Katie Ledecky Net Worth

Katie Ledecky’s net worth, as of 2024, is $5 million, and all of the money comes from her swimming career.

Social Media Profiles

Katie Ledecky Facts

Katie has been swimming since she was six years old.

She represents Team USA in international championships and holds 14 individual titles at the Olympics (four) and World Aquatics Championships (10).

Katie has broken thirteen world records in a career spanning over five years in the international arena.

She holds several records in the women’s 400-, 800-, and 1500-meter freestyle events as well as holds the fastest-ever times in the women’s 500-, 1000-, and 1650-yard freestyle events.

Ledecky is involved with multiple charities, including Catholic Charities, Shepherd’s Table, Bikes for the World, and Wounded Warriors.

She was awarded the Swimming World World Swimmer of the Year Award from 2013 to 2016 and the Swimming World American Swimmer of the Year Award from 2013 to 2017.

Katie was honored with the Women’s Sports Foundation Athlete of the Year (Individual Sport) in 2017.

She has received many Golden Goggle Awards in various categories including the Female Athlete of the Year Award (2013 – 2017), Female Racer of the Year Award (2012 – 2015), and the Breakout Performer Award in 2012.

Besides breaking her own records, Ledecky has broken several records set by other international swimmers in international tournaments.