Katie Ledecky just continues to make history in swimming. This time, she's tied Michael Phelps' record of seven USA Swimming Athlete of the Year awards. On Tuesday night, Ledecky, 24, was presented with the Female Athlete of the Year award at the Golden Goggles in Miami.
Ledecky earned the award thanks to an impressive year that included four medals, two of which were gold, at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. She beat out Lydia Jacoby, Lilly King and Regan Smith for the accolade.
The Olympic legend tweeted about the honor after the event:
"Thanks @USASwimming and the @SwimFoundation for a nice Golden Goggles in Miami! Great to be back with the Tokyo team and the USA Swimming family celebrating this past year. Thankful for the support from so many of you!"
From 2013-2018 Ledecky was named Female Athlete of the Year six consecutive times. Phelps won Male Athlete of the Year in 2004, when Golden Goggles began, as well as in 2007, 2008, 2012, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
On Tuesday, Male Athlete of the Year was presented to fellow American Caeleb Dressel. It's his third win in that category. Dressel won five gold medals at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, making him a favorite for this award. He beat out Bobby Finke, Chase Kalisz and Ryan Murphy for the win.
Other winners from the 2021 Golden Goggles included Lydia Jacoby for Breakout Performer and Annie Lazor for Perseverance Award.