Katie Ledecky. With the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio less than a year away, it’s a name you should get used to hearing. Earlier this month, the 18-year-old swimmer won five gold medals and set two world records at the world swimming championships in Russia. She also became the first swimmer to sweep the 200, 400, 800 and 1500-meter freestyle.
If you watched any of Ledecky’s races, you may have noticed the camera pan to a young man in the stands pumping his fist in the air. That’s her older brother Michael.
The Ledecky siblings joined Bill Littlefield to talk about their close relationship and their earliest days in the pool.