Katie Ledecky to defer Stanford enrollment to focus on 2016 Olympics


Katie Ledecky, the three-time All-Met Swimmer of the Year and reigning world record holder in the 400-meter, 800 and 1,500 freestyle events, made the much-anticipated decision to defer enrollment at Stanford University for the 2015-16 school year Friday, choosing to remain at home to train in the most important year yet of her young career.

“After careful consideration and joint discussion with both my current club coach, Bruce Gemmell of Nation’s Capital Swim Club, and Stanford Coach Greg Meehan, I have decided to defer my enrollment at Stanford for one year so that I may continue my training in my home environment in Maryland leading up to the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials,” Ledecky said in a statement issued by Stone Ridge School, where she is a senior.

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