Swimmers Ledecky and Bacon praised for how they represented the USA and their Catholic parish and schools at Tokyo Olympics

After a week of historic and electrifying swimming events at the 2021 Tokyo Summer Olympics, local Catholic Olympians Katie Ledecky – winning two gold and two silver medals – and Phoebe Bacon, with a strong fifth place finish in the 200-meter backstroke, will return to their hometown having proudly represented their parish community, their schools and the USA.

Both Olympic athletes attended Little Flower School in Bethesda, Maryland, and are alumnae of Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda. Stone Ridge hosted a July 19 pep rally for Ledecky, class of 2015, and Bacon, class of 2020, that drew hundreds of enthusiastic supporters.

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