Katie Ledecky: “I’m not worried about time at this meet” (Video)

Reported by Chelsea Howard.

WOMEN’S 400 FREE – FINALS

In her first long course swim of the season, Katie Ledecky moved to #1 in the world ranks in the 400 freestyle this morning. She led prelims with a 4:01.96 and she only got faster in finals where she swam to a 4:01.01 – nearly eight seconds faster than the rest of the field. It was Ledecky and her Olympic teammate Leah Smith leading the pool with clean water. Smith finished with a 4:07.70, which was four seconds faster than anyone else.

Ledecky’s 50 splits were consistently in the mid-30’s getting down to 29.59 on the last 50. Smith swam a similar race plan splitting 31’s consistently.

In the B Final, it was another Katie from Stanford who took the lead – Katie Drabot. She won the B Final with a 4:15.23.

Top 8:

  1. Ledecky, 4:01.01
  2. Smith, 4:07.70
  3. Harvey, 4:11.48
  4. Schmidt, 4:11.57
  5. Nguyen, 4:13.34
  6. Cox, 4:14.00
  7. Anderson, 4:14.20
  8. Ault, 4:14.46

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When was she not #1 in the world in this event? Or any distance event that she swims? Is this ‘move’ because she swam college events and wasn’t swimming long course events during the season?

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