10-time Olympic swimming medalist Katie Ledecky unpacks her entire Pro Swim season and training in this interview. Ledecky’s straight to the point, noting her training-hub change to Florida under coach Anthony Nesty and the shortened season. Per usual, she seems completely unfazed by anything. Looking ahead, U.S. World Trials is just another meet. I have a feeling she’s not going to be fully rested in Greensboro–but I have no confirmation on that.
PREDICTIONS: I overshot my predictions for the San Antonio Pro Swim, but that’s really all Ledecky needs to do to make Team USA. Here’s my reset for USA Swimming’s International Team Trials , aka World Championship Trials:
200 free – 1.54.2
400 free – 3 59.7
800 free – 8 18.7
Mile – 15 35
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800 free 8.12
200 free 1.54.9
400 free 4.00.2
1500 free 15.42
200fr – 1:55.5
400 fr – 3:59.5
800 fr – 8:14.0
1500 fr – 15:45.0
She will be slow , she doesnt need to be fast right now. |||| Wordls
200: 1:55,3 |||| 1:53,55
400: 4:01,15 |||| 3:55,80
800: 8:15 |||| 8:07,00
1500: dunno xd
I think as long as she wins all her events she won’t be too worried about times, she will go a lot quicker at Worlds anyway.
I think the biggest change we’ve seen from Katie the last couple years is that she’s capable of being right at her bests for swims, but she’s not lights out for every single race over the course of a meet. With the 800 being early in trials I think she is 8:10-11, but one of her other races will be off her high standards.
Is 8:18 a typo? That’s basically a practice time for her. Wouldn’t be in her top-25.