Simone Manuel on being Katie Ledecky’s Roommate & how she learned Ledecky was going to Stanford

by SwimSwam Staff 6

August 25th, 2014 News, Video

Swimming News / Swimming Video courtesy of Shannon Macdonald, SwimSwam World Rankings Managing Editor.

See Women’s 50m free World Swimming Rankings here, powered by TYR.


Meet record: 24.63, Jessica Hardy (USA)
American record: 24.07, Dara Torres
Australian record: 23.97 Lisbeth Trickett
Canadian record: 24.75 Victoria Poon
Japanese record: 25.14 Sumika Minamoto
Australia All-comers record: 23.97 Lisbeth Trickett (AUS)

The Campbell sister do it again. Cate Campbell won the women’s 50 freestyle with her time of 23.96. That is the same time that Francesca Halsall swum at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. They are now tied for the fastest in the world this year. Cate also broke the meet, Australian, and Australian All-comers records with her swim. Bronte Campbell won the silver medal with her time of 24.56. Canada’s Chantal Van Landeghem finished in third for the bronze medal at 26.69.

Simone Manuel was fourth at 24.70, followed by Graciele Herrmann in fifth for Brazil at 24.78.

Australian Melanie Schlanger won the B-final of the women’s 50 freestyle with her time of 25.23. Madeline Locus was second for the Untied States at 25.24, and Alessandra Marchioro was third for Brazil at 25.37.

In This Story

Leave a Reply

Notify of

oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
8 years ago

Lolo 🙂

8 years ago

Janet who?

8 years ago

U guys are forgetting Janet? Yeah, she’s gonna be there too this fall. She’s number 2 nationally to Simone’s number 1 recruit status for this year. Check out the stats. Stanford is going to be untouchable for several years in women’s swimming.

Jim C
8 years ago

Seems like it would be unfair for teams going against Stanford to have to face both of them.

Reply to  Jim C
8 years ago

Every team has their stars! Many high level athletes on several teams. But yes I agree, the two would most likely win every freestyle event for Stanford. Simone’s 46 in 100 free, to whatever insane times Katie will be going in the 200, 500, and 1650. Takes more than two swimmers to win a meet – though Stanford will be a tough one for everyone to face. I wouldn’t be surprised if they are swum in off events.

8 years ago

She is very talented , smart and well driven ! Love how Simone is improving and that may also thanls to Katie as a room mate .