Their Bethesda Catholic schools and home parish are rooting for Katie Ledecky and Phoebe Bacon as they prepare to swim in Tokyo Olympics

At first glance, it may seem like a coincidence that two of the United States’ elite female swimmers both grew up in Montgomery County in Maryland, attended Little Flower School in Bethesda, then swam for the high school team at the Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, also in Bethesda, and are now U.S. Olympic teammates bound for the 2021 Tokyo summer games.

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