Katie Ledecky Crushes National Age Group Record in 1650; Gets 1000 in Same Swim

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 6

December 01st, 2012 National, News

Katie Ledecky gave NCAP their 4th and 5th National Age Group Records of the weekend with a 15:28.36 in the women’s 1650 in Austin.

That obliterated, by 12 seconds, her old record of 15:40.38 at the NCSA National Championships.

En route to that win, she also broke the 1000 free 15-16 record, with a 9:22.25, to break Kate Ziegler’s mark of 9:25.51. It’s scary to imagine how fast she would be if she swam a solo 1000.

This was a classic Ledecky swim. After opening in a 52.3, she swam 56’s on each 100 straight through, save for a 55.99 and a 57.2 on her 12th hundred.

The 2nd-best swimmer in the history of this age group is still Kate Ziegler in 15:40.89. Ledecky is only 4 seconds from the American Record. Ledecky trains at a different site than NCAP’s other two record breakers from this weekend, Andrew Seliskar and Janet Hu. Training under her new coach Bruce Gemmel seems to be going well initially.

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7 years ago

Great swim for Katie!

And 5th NAG...
7 years ago

She also broke her 1000 NAG on the split–9:22.35

Philip Johnson
7 years ago

can’t wait to see what she does in the long course come next year. i think she can put up some good 200 and 400 times in addition to her 800 swim.

bobo gigi
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7 years ago

I have predicted for her 4 gold medals in Barcelona next year with the 400 free, the 800 free, the 1500 free and the 4X200 free relay.

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