National Press Club

Five-time Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky to speak at NPC Headliners Luncheon March 26

February 22, 2018 | By Lori Russo |

Katie Ledecky, one of the most decorated female swimmers in the history of the sport, will share her plans for future competition, including the 2020 Summer games in Tokyo, at a National Press Club Headliners Luncheon on Monday, March 26, 2018.

Lunch will be served in the club’s Ballroom at 12:30 p.m., with remarks beginning at 1 p.m., followed by a question-and-answer session ending at 2 p.m. Tickets cost $25 for National Press Club members (members may purchase two tickets at this rate) and $39 for all other non-members. Tickets may be purchased here.

At just 20 years old, Ledecky has competed in two Olympic Games (London in 2012 and Rio in 2016) and is the winner of five Olympic gold medals and 14 World Championship titles. She holds multiple world records in the women’s freestyle events and was named Swimming World’s World Swimmer of the Year in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016. Ledecky is currently a sophomore at Stanford and is interested in psychology and political science.

NPC Members who have a paid reservation to the Luncheon and wish to attend the pre-luncheon reception must send their RSVP via email to at least 48 hours before the date of the Luncheon. Space may be limited.

Upcoming Headliners

Feb. 27 – Book event with Jesse J. Holland, author of superhero novel featuring The Black Panther

March 1 – Book event with journalist Joanne Lipman, author of “That’s What She Said”

March 6 – Book Event with Sherrilyn Ifill & Anthony Thompson on “Race, Inequality, and the Law”

March 15 – Headliners Luncheon with U.S. Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ)