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US Athlete Spotlight: Katie Grimes - Listen To The Olympics On iHeartRadio

2024 U.S. Olympic Team Trials - Swimming - Day 3

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If you are wondering how to listen to the Olympics, iHeartRadio has you covered. iHeartRadio is the exclusive audio home of NBC's coverage of the 2024 Paris Olympics, so it is the only place to listen to the Olympics stream. The free iHeart app is where to go to listen to exclusive play-by-play action of Team USA. To celebrate, we are spotlighting some of the country's athletes that are vying for gold.

Katie Grimes, a young swimming sensation from Las Vegas, Nevada, has been making waves in the world of competitive swimming. At just 15, she became the youngest member of Team USA at the Tokyo Olympic Games 2020, earning her the title of the youngest U.S. Olympic swimmer since Amanda Beard in 1996.

Grimes' impressive performance at the Tokyo Olympics was just the beginning. She went on to secure four individual medals at the subsequent two world championships, including a bronze in the 10km open water swim at Fukuoka 2023. This achievement made her the first US athlete across all sports to secure an Olympic quota for Paris 2024.

Despite her young age, Grimes has shown maturity and determination in her approach to the sport. She has also demonstrated versatility, competing in both open water and pool events. This dual-discipline approach is a rarity, and no woman from the US has ever achieved this feat at the same Olympic Games.

Outside of the pool, Grimes enjoys restoring classic cars with her father and listening to her favorite band, Fleetwood Mac. She believes in maintaining a balance in her life and not focusing solely on swimming.

Grimes' talent and dedication have earned her respect from her peers, including seven-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky, who has referred to Grimes as "The Future" and later updated the nickname to "The Now" after Grimes' impressive performance at the Olympic Trials.

From exclusive NBC play-by-play action of Team USA to live hourly updates from the Games to original Summer Games podcasts, you can listen to the Olympics stream only on iHeartRadio. Find out more about how to listen.


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