Katie Ledecky started her opening night program with a gold medal in the 200-meter freestyle at the Pan Pacific championships and finished it off by narrowly missing her own world record in the 800.
London may be Michael Phelps' fond farewell, but for the kid without a license (Katie Ledecky) and the girl with a closet full of overalls (Missy Franklin), the fun is just beginning.
When Janet Evans set the swimming world ablaze in the late 1980s and '90s, the sport's current stars -- Katie Hoff and Kate Ziegler -- were infants.
It took just more than 40 hours to swim between two Caribbean Islands, but the grandmother toughed it out and set a world record -- with help from sweet stuff.
The records keep piling up for Katie Ledecky. She continued her banner year Saturday by shattering the American record in the 1,650-yard freestyle at the Winter National Championships.
Roommates Dana Vollmer and Rebecca Soni have helped each other stay calm in the water. The result? World records and gold medals for each.