Katie Ledecky said that she plans to compete in the fourth Olympics, having won four medals in Tokyo. (0:37).
Katie Ledecky is one of the most decorated swimmers of all time. The University of Florida announced Wednesday that she will be joining the university as a volunteer coach in swimming.
Ledecky's future plans are also revealed in the announcement.
Ledecky will assist with Florida's diving and swimming programs. He will also train with Anthony Nesty, Florida's head coach, for the 2024 Summer Olympics. Nesty served as an assistant coach to Team USA during the Tokyo Olympics.
Nesty stated that Katie's pool knowledge and experience are unmatched. "In addition her obvious excellence in swimming, Katie is an extraordinary person who will have a tremendous impact on the student athletes here. Katie is a perfect fit for the Florida program and we are thrilled to have her join us as she trains for the 2024 Olympics.
Since her first season in 2016, Ledecky had been training at Stanford with coach Greg Meehan.
Ledecky wrote on Instagram, "Stanford is my second home for five years." It will always hold a special place within my heart."
Ledecky, 24, wrote that she had completed her college degree and was moving to Gainesville to be closer to her family. "I have decided to train at University of Florida with Coach Anthony Nesty, and the outstanding mid and long-distance training group there. I look forward to the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for me in the next stage of my swimming career."
Ledecky, a 10-time Olympic medalist, has seven golds. In Tokyo, she won gold in the 800-meter and 1,500 meter freestyles. She also received silver medals for the 400-meter- and 4x200 meter freestyle events. Six gold medals in total are more than any female Team USA athlete has ever won in any sport.