Katie Ledecky Signs with Agents, Will be Represented by Wasserman

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One week after announcing she will forgo her final two years of NCAA eligibility and turn proKatie Ledecky has chosen her agents. Per a report from Sports Business Daily, she will be represented by Dan Levy and Lindsay Kagawa Colas of Wasserman.

SBD wrote that Ledecky chose Wasserman after evaluating all major sponsorship agencies because of the organization’s experience representing athletes like soccer stars Abby Wambach and Alex Morgan and USA Olympic hockey gold medalist Hilary Knight.

Below is what Levy and Ledecky had to say about the partnership, according to SBD:

“Adding Katie is an incredibly impactful opportunity for us to continue our legacy of representing the very best and brightest female athletes in their sport,” Levy said. “Having someone who’s so young, accomplished so much and still has so much ahead of them, and can be this iconic force in her sport, those athletes don’t come around very often. So we’re clearly thrilled, and don’t take that responsibility lightly at all.”

“I felt really comfortable with them and liked that both are experienced working with many of the top female athletes in sport and are able to utilize all of the different resources that Wasserman has to offer,” Ledecky said in an email. “Finally, I had the chance to meet Casey (Wasserman) at a few Olympic-related events, and aside from his passion for the Olympic movement, it is comforting to know that his name is on the door and he will be there to support me throughout my career.”

The SBD article goes on to speculate as to some of Ledecky’s first moves in her professional career. She will be the top name that swimwear brands will look to sign, even with the likes of Caeleb Dressel and Chase Kalisz also seeking their first apparel deal. SBD wrote that “one industry insider thinks Speedo, which sponsors Ledecky’s hometown team, Nation’s Capital Swim Club, has the inside track.”

Ledecky also spoke with the Washington Post about taking “a balanced approach to my business.

“I will be seeking the support of sponsors who understand my commitment to training, to my education and to my growth as a person. I also am excited to work with people and companies who understand that they are also investing in my journey to have success in the pool,” Ledecky said, according to the Post.

Read more from SBD here and from the Post here.

5 Comments

5 comments

  1. Brian Mullies

    Best of Luck to Ms Ledecky. She deserves the best.

  2. Bob McKeon

    Love this young lady – I hope u make a killing

  3. Nick Hansen

    Wasserman is amazing. They do a great job with their athletes.

Author: David Rieder

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David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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