2023 Florida Swimming Spring Senior Champs
- March 9 to 12, 2023
- SCY (25 yards)
- Rosen Aquatic and Fitness Center, Orlando, Florida
- Full Results Under “2023 Florida Swimming Spring Senior Champs” on MeetMobile
The women’s 1650 free race at NCAAs later this week is going to look real slow, because Katie Ledecky just went a 15:01.41 in the event to break the US Open and American record at the 2023 Florida Swimming Spring Senior Champs. Ledecky broke her own record time of 15:03.31, which set in November 2017 at the Art Adamson Invite when she was still swimming collegiately for Stanford.
Ledecky finished her race over a minute ahead of Florida swimmer Caroline Pennington, who finished in second with a time of 16:08.78. Keep in mind, Pennington is the 2022 Pac-12 champion in the 1650 free and her time would have qualified for NCAAs this year, and she still lost to Ledecky by a minute and seven seconds.
Now, Ledecky holds seven of the top times in the history of the 1650 free and is over 22 seconds faster than Erica Sullivan, who is the second-fastest performance of all-time in the event and holds a personal best of 15:23.81.
All-Time Top Performances, Women’s 1650-Yard Free
- Katie Ledecky, Gator Swim Club — 15:01.41 (2023)
- Katie Ledecky, Stanford — 15:03.31 (2017)
- Katie Ledecky, Stanford — 15:03.92 (2016)
- Katie Ledecky, Stanford — 15:07.57 (2018)
- Katie Ledecky, Stanford — 15:07.70 (2017)
- Katie Ledecky, Nation’s Capital Swim Club — 15:13.30 (2014)
- Katie Ledecky, Nation’s Capital Swim Club — 15:15.17 (2013)
- Erica Sullivan, Sandpipers of Nevada — 15:23.81 (2019)
Notably, Ledecky opened her first 1000 in a time of 9:02.82, which would be the second-fastest 1000 free performance of all time behind the US Open and American record time of 8:59.65 she clocked back in 2015. She was also out in 4:29.69 at the 500-yard mark, which would also make her the fifth-fastest performer in the history of the 500 free had she not already been the US open record holder in the event. You can look at her splits for the entire race down below.
|Katie Ledecky, 2023 Florida Swimming Spring Senior Champs|