OLYMPICS

Olympic champion swimmer Ledecky to train for 2024 in Florida

Olympic gold medalist swimmer Katie Ledecky has announced she will move to the University of Florida to train for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games.

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Olympic champion swimmer Ledecky to train for 2024 in Florida

The seven-time Olympic gold medalist will also work as a volunteer assistant swim coach for the Florida Gators.

With less than three years to go before the next Olympics, Ledecky will train with Florida head coach Anthony Nesty who will oversee her training for Paris. Nesty, also an Olympic gold medalist, was an assistant coach for Team USA at the Tokyo Olympics.

Ledecky: I want to be closer to home and family

24-year-old Ledecky finished her degree at Stanford University earlier this year and wanted to be closer to her family while preparing for the next challenge in her already-outstanding swimming career.

She has competed in three Olympics and won the gold in both the 800-meter and the inaugural 1,500-meter freestyle in Tokyo.

“I’m excited to be part of the University of Florida’s world-class swimming and diving program and train for the 2024 Olympics with Coach Anthony Nesty, and the top-tier mid-distance and distance training group,” said Ledecky.

"My years at Stanford, both academically and athletically, were nothing short of incredible and I'm looking forward to the opportunity and challenges that lie ahead in Gainesville."

Ledecky's impressive swimming record

Ledecky has ten Olympic medals tucked in her belt, as well as 15 World Championship golds. She has bagged more Olympic gold medals in individual events than any other female athlete in the US in any sport.

She won two golds and two silvers at the 2020 Tokyo Games, where she also became the first female swimmer from Team USA female to win an individual race- the 800-meter- in three straight Olympic Games.