Olympic swimming champion Katie Ledecky comes home to Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart

For three-time Olympian Katie Ledecky, her incredible journey to winning four more Olympic medals at this summer’s Tokyo games began many years ago and winds through several roads – among them are two Catholic schools in the Archdiocese of Washington, a few area pools and the tight-knit community of her Bethesda hometown.

One of the early paths in her championship-swimming career is her alma mater, Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, where Ledecky returned on Sept. 17 to a hero’s welcome. She stopped by the all-girls Catholic school in Bethesda to share stories of her recent Olympics experience, of how she became a remarkable distance swimmer, and to encourage the students in their future aspirations.

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