Katie Ledecky on Not Resting All Year: “I’m excited to see it pay off” (Video)


Reported by James Sutherland.


  1. Katie Ledecky, NCAP, 1:55.80
  2. Simone Manuel, ALTO, 1:57.24
  3. Madisyn Cox, TXLA, 1:58.52

Katie Ledecky was dominant en route to the victory in the women’s 200 freestyle, posting a time of 1:55.80. Ledecky’s 2018-19 season-best stands at 1:55.32 from the U.S. Winter Nats, which ranks her 2nd in the world, but this was just .02 off of her fastest swim in 2019 (1:55.78 at the Knoxville PSS).

Simone Manuel established a season-best of her own in second, clocking 1:57.24, which stands up as the fastest swim she’s ever had outside of a U.S. Summer National Championship meet. Her lifetime best is 1:57.01.

In third, Madisyn Cox set a new PB in 1:58.52, taking out her 1:58.76 from the Richmond stop last month.

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1 year ago

Hitting 1:55 non rested, I’m predicting a 1:53 low or maybe even 1:52 high this summer.

Reply to  Swimmar
1 year ago

She always goes fast not rested. Most females do because they are suited up which makes a huge difference.

Awsi Dooger
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1 year ago

I’ll bet the over on any Ledecky projection around here. You guys still seem to think she is 18 and on the rise

1 year ago

I’m excited to see go faster than some dudes at world’s

1 year ago

She never seems to have a bad meet. She’s one of the most consistent swimmers in competition.

Titmus from AUS could challenge her in the 200 and 400 free. Katie wins so many races by just swimming away from the field right from the gun. For a change, I’d like to see her have to battle down to the wire with another freestyler.

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