Stone Ridge School stages pep rally to cheer on Olympics-bound swimmers

For all the positive energy and enthusiasm at the Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart on July 19, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Olympics-bound swimmers and alumnae, Katie Ledecky and Phoebe Bacon, could hear all the way from Tokyo, Japan, the exuberant cheers and applause of the hundreds of well-wishers who gathered at the school’s Bethesda campus for a pep rally.

Students of all grades, including members of the school’s Gator swim team, as well as faculty, staff, parents and alumnae – most wearing Katie Ledecky/Phoebe Bacon Team USA T-shirts – turned out in force to show love, support and pride for the hometown Olympians. Ledecky is a 2015 graduate of Stone Ridge and Bacon graduated from the all-girls Catholic school in 2020.

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