Ledecky Still Undecided on Whether to Delay Stanford Enrollment Until After Olympics

by Gisselle Kohoyda 15

December 03rd, 2014 National, Press Releases

During a quick interview today at the 2014 Winter Nationals in Greensboro, North Carolina Katie Ledecky was questioned on her intentions on staying with her commitment to the Stanford Cardinal for the 2015-2016 season, or if she would defer that decision until after the 2016 Olympic Games.

She said it was something that was “still in the works” and “something she is considering” but did not provide any further comment on the subject, also stating her focus was currently on short course yards and long course meters.

Ledecky also discussed her decision to swim Winter Nationals rather than the Short Course World Championships. She says the meet was just closer to her home town and a meet her team has been attending for years.

When asked about her goals in the 1650 free after such a stellar performance last year at this exact meet, she states she has “no trouble with the last day of the meet” and she has to “wait to see what happens and how the meet plays out.”

Ledecky will be swimming 6 events at this National meet: 100 free, 200 free, 500 free, 1650, 200 IM and 400 IM, but states the IM’s are not her main focus and will most likely only be preliminary swims.

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Just my opinion, if it were me, I wouldn’t mess with whats working a year before Olympics. So i’d defer Stanford for a year if that was possible. but that’s my opinion.


Based on her comments my guess is she will defer a year. But maybe it’s too early for her to say for sure.


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