Katie Ledecky’s Family: The Pictures You Need to See

It's easy to forget that Katie Ledecky isn't an actual superhuman, but outside of the pool, the 19-year-old American superstar is just a normal girl with a normal family. Her parents--mom Mary Gen, a former swimmer for the University of New Mexico, and dad, David, an attorney--are pillars of support. Her older brother, Michael, is a former swimmer whom Katie credits for her love of the sport. Her uncle, Jon, is the co-owner of the NHL's New York Islanders. OK, so maybe not so normal after all, but as is the case for many of the world's best athletes, family is at the heart of Katie's immense success. "(My family) has always been there for me and they've always been at my meets cheering me on," says Ledecky. "I always try to pick them out in the stands before each one of my races. So it always means a lot to have them there and to share all of these great moments and memories that I know I'll have for the rest of my life." You can click through the gallery to see and learn more about those who surround the decorated Olympian. (Instagram/KLedecky)