Katie Ledecky’s Coach Bruce Gemmell Breaks Down Ledecky World Record – Video Interview

Katie Ledecky’s Coach Bruce Gemmell breaks down Ledecky’s world record swim in the 400m freestyle at the US Nationals.

WITH A NEW WORLD RECORD OF 3:58.86, IT IS KATIE LEDECKY!!! Ledecky attacked the front half as she normally does, going out under WR pace. She stayed pace under the whole way, but the crowd was anxiously watching her splits as she approached the 300 and 350 mark. Pellegrini anchored her final 100 of her world record swim in 2009 with a 59.2 final 100 split. Ledecky had to close strong to break the record. The crowd went nuts when she touched the wall under 3:59. That time will stand as the new World, Junior World, American, US Open, National Meet, and 17-18 NAG Record.

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bobo gigi

Video interview too short! 😡
Always interesting to listen to Mr Gemmell.
Congrats to him! Fantastic job with Katie!
Best distance coach in USA and one the best in the world.
He deserves much recognition.


I LOVED his reaction to Katie calling this a “perfect race”! 🙂

I think USA Swimming needs to hire this guy to do distance freestyle training camps for our elite junior swimmers!


He is the best in the distances so far !!! To accomplish with he did with ledecky within 2 years is exceptionnal and deserves full recognition .

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