MoCo Native Katie Ledecky Moves Home Base to Florida, Joins Florida Gators Swimming Program as Volunteer Coach

Katie Ledecky, MoCo native and one of the greatest swimmers of all-time, has decided to move her home base from Stanford in California to Gainesville, Florida. Today she announced the move along with the Florida Gators announcing her joining the swim team as a volunteer coach. Ledecky has won 7 Olympic gold medals and 15 world championship gold medals, the most in history for a female swimmer. She is also the world record holder in the women’s 400-, 800-, and 1500-meter freestyle (long course), and holds the fastest-ever times in the women’s 500-, 1000-, 1500-, and 1650-yard freestyle events.

She will continue her training in Florida, and released the following statement: “Stanford has been my second home for the last five years. It will always have a special place in my heart. Having completed my college degree this year, I am moving east to be closer to home and family. I’ve decided to train at the University of Florida with Coach Anthony Nesty and the outstanding mid-distance and distance training group there. I’m looking forward to the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in the next phase of my swimming career. My years at Stanford have been nothing short of incredible. I’m so grateful for my coach Greg Meehan, as well as my teammates, professors, friends, and everyone in the larger Palo
Alto/Menlo Park area who have supported me through these years.”

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