WATCH: Katie Ledecky Swim 4:39 400 IM, Caeleb Dressel Swim 51.95 100 Fly

Katie Ledecky is on a tear this weekend in Orlando, Florida, swimming faster than her times from the Olympic Games in both the 200 free and the 800 free.

But the freestyles aren’t the only races she’s taken on: she also swam to a 4:39.68 in the 400 IM. That is the fastest time she has swum in that race since January 2019, and only a second-and-a-half away from her lifetime best in April 2017.

While we haven’t been able to track down video of her finals 200 free or 800 free yet, video of her 4:39 in the 400 IM has been posted online by the Radiant Aquatics Swim Team.

In addition, the club has posted a number of other race videos – including Caeleb Dressel‘s 51.95 in the 100 fly from Friday evening.

While Dressel raced intermittently in short course during the International Swimming League season, and has swum a few unofficial races during the University of Florida season, that is his first 100 fly in long course since winning gold and breaking the World Record in Tokyo at the Olympics.

Katie Ledecky Swims 4:39.68 in 400 IM finals at Orlando Sectionals

Caeleb Dressel Swims 51.95 in 100 fly finals at Orlando Sectionals

Katie Ledecky Swims 1:56.09 in 200 free prelims at Plantation Sectionals

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11 months ago

I would like to see Ledecky’s current stroke under water. If you look at her 2018 and earlier vs the 2021 Tokyo technique, I feel that there is less glide on her left hand than there used to be. Her right hand glide has not changed, but the left pulls prior to the recovery of the right. I wonder if her she has recently readjusted her stroke?

11 months ago

I’d love to see KL swim a 200 fly. I bet she could be 2:11 or faster.

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Reply to  Hswimmer
11 months ago

Not sure she would love it…but her fly did look good. Kick not as powerful as upper body tho or so it seemed.

11 months ago

You can find video of all the races on

Reply to  Alex
11 months ago

IF you want to watch the swimming via that website it appears to be $6.99/day or $14.99 for the weekend.

Last edited 11 months ago by Dan
11 months ago

The meet is in ORLANDO, not Plantation

11 months ago

Just a correction, they are swimming in Orlando, not Plantation.

Grimes/Mcintosh combo is the future
11 months ago

Caeleb Remel looking smooth in that 100 fly. #48incoming

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