- Katie Ledecky
- 19 total number
- Hungary (Budapest)
The most gold medals won at the FINA World Swimming Championships (female) is 19, achieved by Katie Ledecky (USA) between 2013 and 2022.
Ledecky won the 400 m, 800 m, 1,500 m and 4 x 200 m freestyle titles at the 19th FINA World Championships in Budapest, Hungary, to extend her women’s record to 19 gold medals. She has claimed freestyle world titles in the 200 m (one), 400 m (four), 800 m (five), 1,500 m (four), 4 x 100 m (one) and 4 x 200 m (four). Only Michael Phelps (26) has won more swimming golds at the championships.