I got to listen to Katie Ledecky and Simone Manuel talk with Julie Foudy last week for the recording of Foudy’s Laughter Permitted podcast. All three of them (if you don’t know who Foudy is shame on you, but also shame on me because I didn’t know either — she’s a Stanford alum and former US national team soccer standout) shared funny and endearing stories from their athletic careers. The one who stood out to me most, though, was Simone Manuel. She got a little overshadowed by Katie’s star power, which is understandable. But I think she made the most important point of the whole conversation.
Three women with a combined Eight Olympic Gold medals were on stage at the Cemex Auditorium Wednesday night for the fourth event in the Gender and Sports: Beyond Equality speaker series.
“This is the greatest honor of my professional career,” said Director of women’s swimming Greg Meehan after it was announced on Monday that he would take the reins as head coach of the 2020 U.S. Olympic women’s swimming team. Berkeley’s men’s head coach Dave Durden, who Meehan once coached under, was announced as the men’s head coach.
Former Stanford women’s swimming team members Simone Manuel and junior Katie Ledecky returned to the Farm this weekend with five national titles from Team USA’s Winter Nationals.
USA Swimming will be hosting their annual Winter Nationals invitational in Greensboro, NC from today through Saturday. Stanford will be represented at the meet by alumnus Simone Manuel and junior Katie Ledecky. This invitational marks the beginning of the qualifying period for the 2020 USA Olympic team. As a result, some of the greatest swimmers in the country, like Manuel and Ledecky, will be racing.
Today, both of Stanford’s swimming and diving teams (both 0-0) will take on Utah (both 0-0) at the Avery Aquatic Center in their first conference dual meet of the season.
No.1 Stanford women’s swimming and diving (7-0, 6-0 Pac-12) host No. 4 Cal (9-0, 6-0) in a dual-meet on Senior Day in Avery Aquatic Center.
From July 23 to 30, Stanford swimmers Abrahm DeVine, Katie Ledecky, Simone Manuel and Lia Neal traveled alongside Women’s Swimming head coach Greg Meehan to compete in the 17th Fédération Internationale De Natation (FINA) World Championships in Budapest, Hungary.