By USA Swimming | Wednesday, June 6, 2018
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A record-setting performance at last month’s TYR Pro Swim Series at Indianapolis earned Katie Ledecky (Bethesda, Md./Stanford Swimming) Best of May honors for the Team USA Awards, the United States Olympic Committee announced today.
In her first race as a professional, Ledecky bested her own world record in the 1500-meter freestyle by 5 seconds with a time of 15 minutes, 20.48 seconds in Indianapolis. The six-time Olympic medalist continued to make history throughout the competition, posting the second-fastest swim of all time in the 400 freestyle (3:57.94) and the third-fastest swim ever in the 800 freestyle (8:07.27). Her time in the 400 freestyle was also the fastest ever on U.S. soil.
Ledecky returns to action this weekend at the TYR Pro Swim Series at Santa Clara, just minutes from her Stanford University training bases. Tickets are available online: https://www.teamunify.com/SubTabGeneric.jsp?team=pcscsc&_stabid_=60568