Katie Ledecky Earns USOC Athlete of the Month

After winning the Phillips 66 Performance of the Meet award at the US National Championships / World Championship Trials, Katie Ledecky is tabbed as the United States Olympic Committee Athlete of the Month for June. Ledecky qualified to swim five events at the World Championships after winning the 400 freestyle, 800 freestyle, and 1500 freestyle as well as finishing second in the 200 freestyle.

Ledecky was just off of the world record pace in several races in Indianapolis. In the 1500, she took down a 25 year-old record set by Janet Evans. Evans is considered one of the best distance swimmers of all time. Throughout her career, Evans won 4 individual Olympic Gold medals, 1 Olympic silver medal,  17 international medals, 45 US National Championships, and broke 7 world records.

Dan Wagner, a wheelchair tennis player, was the other USOC athlete of the month after going undefeated the entire month of June. Bob Bryan and Mike Bryan won the USOC Team of the Month for June. The doubles tennis team won their 14th Grand Slam at the 2013 French Open. The week after, they won their 90th doubles title in London.

 

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Tony Carroll

The writer formerly known as "Troy Gennaro", better known as Tony Carroll, has been working with SwimSwam since April of 2013. Tony grew up in northern Indiana and started swimming in 2003 when his dad forced him to join the local swim team. Reluctantly, he joined on the condition that …

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