Florida adds 7-time Olympic gold medalist as volunteer swim coach
Katie Ledecky is joining the Florida swim program as a volunteer coach as she recently announced that her training location would move to Florida ahead of the Paris Olympics in 2024.
Ledecky and the school announced that she would train with coach Anthony Nesty and the Florida distance and middle-distance male swimmers, including double Olympic gold medalist Bobby Finke.
“Stanford has been my second home for the last five years. It will always have a special place in my heart,” she shared on social media. “Having completed my college degree this year, I am moving east to be closer to home and family.”
Ledecky is the most decorated female swimmer in history, and recently won 2 gold medals and 2 silver medals in July in Tokyo. She won the 800-meter freestyle for the third straight Olympics as well as the inaugural women’s 1,500 freestyle.
— Gators Swimming & Diving (@GatorsSwimDv) September 22, 2021
— Katie Ledecky (@katieledecky) September 22, 2021