Americans all over the world hollered in joy as Team USA collected 30 medals following the end of the 2021 Olympics in Tokyo. This should come as a non-surprise since it’s no secret that Team USA collects medals (gold, silver, and bronze) like Thanos collects Infinity Stones. While the success of Team USA can’t be overstated, the reputation of each and every swim team member may have gone under the radar. We’d love to shine some light on Team USA’s female swim team in history and show you who they are and what they’re doing today.
When it comes to Team USA’s female swimming team, there are few members that are as decorated as Katie Ledecky. The D.C. native began her professional swimming career in 2012 at the age of just 15 years old. Since her first Olympic Games debut in London, she’s taken home a whopping seven gold medals and three silvers.
At just 24 years old, the end of Katie’s swimming career is still far in the distance. Her most recent accolades were taking home two golds and silvers in the Olympic Games in Tokyo this year. We can only assume that she’s preparing for the World Championships or Pan American Championships in 2022.