Ledecky Dominates Men in Swim Practice: GMM presented by SwimOutlet

Gold Medal Minute presented by SwimOutlet.com

Olympic champion Katie Ledecky dominates the men, USA National Team men, in swim practice.  I think we all suspected this at the club level, but not among elites.  That’s brutal, and so awesome.

We all marvel at Ledecky’s talent.  It comes across as earned, hard-fought, not a genetic gift.  While she was clearly born to win, she’s logged endless hours working pace.   That should be her T-shirt.  JUST WORK YOUR PACE.  It’s all she says when we, the media, press her about details on practice.

Many thanks to Conor Dwyer for this insider’s point of view on Ledecky Dominance.  He should be her dedicated swim-analyst going forward!

We’re inside the eight week window on U.S. Olympic Trials.  While Ledecky doesn’t need to rest enough to break another world record in-season, before Trials, I think it’s possible.  Do you? If so, in what event?  I think she could lower her 1500m free world record before Trials.  Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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This is a Gold Medal Media production presented by SwimOutlet.com. Host Gold Medal Mel Stewart is a 3-time Olympic medalist and the co-founder of SwimSwam.com, a Swimming News website.

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From now on we should call Katie “Ivana Drago”, because like the character in the movie “Rocky 4”, she will BREAK YOU! 🙂


conor Dwyer is elite but not beyond the 400 free. He,s not particularly a distance swimmer. He practiced against ledecky who is a distance swimmer. Not sure if that makes much sense.

For a moment I confused him with conor Jaeger who is,a distance swimmer.


While we label KL as distance swimmer, she is a freestyle swimmer. And don’t forget up to this point, she has the highest world rankings among US female swimmers in 100m and 200m free in 2015-2016 season.


I know but conor Dwyer was training distance swimming with ledecky and he,s not a distance swimmer. He,s not particularly elite in distances over 400 meters.
He definitely wasn’t training 100-400 free with her as he,s not elite in the 100 free and will always be faster than her in the 200 and 400 free whether it,s in training or not.
Maybe he was just trying to improve his 400 free by swimming longer distances in training.


After listen to the video again, it said they were doing a 3K threshold set – so it was not a particular long distance set or a set for distance swimmer.

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MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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