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Katie Grimes

Qualified | Paris 2024

Olympian 2020

World Championships 2022, 400m Individual Medley, Women 1500m Freestyle (2 Silver)

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Katie Grimes prepares to compete
Joe Kusumoto


Jan 8, 2006


Las Vegas, NV



  • Daughter of Shari and Christian Grimes
  • Inspired to try swimming after watching her two older brothers swim competitively
  • Hobbies include listening to music, old cars (she drives a 1976 Toyota Land Cruiser), shopping and spending time with her family
  • First individual athlete to qualify by name for the Paris Olympic Games 2024
  • Youngest member of Team USA at the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020 and the youngest U.S. Olympic swimmer since Amanda Beard who made the 1996 team at age 14

  • One-time Olympian
    • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, 4th (800m freestyle)
  • Most recent: 2023 – silver (400m IM), bronze (10km open water)
  • Years of Participation: Long Course – 2022, 2023; Short Course – 2021
  • Medals: 4 (3 silver, 1 bronze)
    • Silver – 2023 (400m IM); 2022 (1500m freestyle, 400m IM)
    • Bronze – 2023 (10km open water)

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Katie through the years

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