Not able to catch the CBS Morning Show today? Get your ‘swimming on TV’ fix by re-watching the highlight reel of U.S. Olympian, Katie Ledecky, as she was selected as the show’s first subject in its “Pushing the Limits” series.
The ongoing news series focuses on ‘ordinary people doing extraordinary things’ and we all know that the legendary Ledecky falls into that category. During her TV spot, Ledecky recounts her astonishing string of golds at the recent 2015 FINA World Championships in Kazan, where she swam away with world titles in the 200m-400m-800m-1500m individual freestyle events, as well as won the top prize as a member of Team USA’s 800m freestyle relay.
Ledecky also dishes on what it was like meeting fellow Olympian Michael Phelps when she was just nine years old, only to then appear on the same Olympic roster just 5 years later. She also sheds ome light on her training regimen under Bruce Gemmell, which includes the 18-year old “doing whatever it is that Bruce tells me to do.”
Her “Pushing the Limits” interview also reveals that the world record holder has no pressure headed into the training for the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Says the cool-as-a-cucumber Ledecky, “whatever happens, happens.”