The word dominant doesn’t fully encapsulate what Katie Ledecky did on the final day of the TY Pro Swim Series.
Before posting a 15:40.55 in the 1500m freestyle, the Bethesda-native lapped another swimmer. That, in and of itself is rare to see, but the amount of time that it took for another swimmer to cross the finish line underscored a memorable race.
After a cool 26 seconds at the finish, Ledecky was finally joined by the second-place finisher. Despite the delay in her campaign for another Olympic gold medal, Katie Ledecky has not a lost a step. Quite the opposite, actually.
On Saturday, she posted her fastest 400m freestyle since August 2018 at 3:59.25, making this the 25th time a woman has broken four minutes in the race. Ledecky accounts for 20 of those. She also posted her second-fastest time ever in the 200m free.
With the Summer Olympics expected to get under way in just over 3 months away, Ledecky looks poised to add to her medal collection and defend her world records in the 400m, 800m and 1500m frees.