katie ledecky

September 30, 2020 | Staff Writer

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Announces Upcoming College Graduation 

Olympic gold swimmer and Bethesda native Katie Ledecky announced she plans on graduating from Stanford University this fall.  She attended Little Flower School and Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart before enrolling at Stanford. Ledecky said she majors in psychology and minors in political science. “I know there’s an election joke with that one […]

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August 4, 2020 | Mira Varghese

Katie Ledecky Takes a Swim with Glass of Chocolate Milk Atop Her Head

Keeping Up with Katie: The latest news and information about the Olympic champion swimmer and Montgomery County’s own Katie Ledecky. A glass of chocolate milk made its way across a swimming pool atop Katie Ledecky’s head in her latest ad for “Got Milk?” No drops of chocolate milk were spilled along the way. On Monday, the […]

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August 4, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Five Things to Know Today, Aug. 4, in Montgomery County

It’s Tuesday, Aug. 4, and today the U.S. Coast Guard celebrates its 230th birthday. You can celebrate its birthday by celebrating National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day, which also is today. Here are five other things worth knowing in Montgomery County. 1. Council in Session:  Today is the last time Montgomery County Council meets before it […]

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July 8, 2020 | Alex Argiris

Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame Accepting Nominations for 2020 Class

The Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame is accepting nominations for the Class of 2020. Nominees will be selected for the Hall of Fame by the Montgomery County Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors. This will be the second class of inductees for the MoCo Sports Hall of Fame. Last year’s inaugural class featured […]

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June 17, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Five Things to Know for June 17 in Montgomery County

Here are five things to know in Montgomery County for Wednesday, June 17. 1. Virtual Youth Town Hall: Montgomery County Recreation will hold a youth town hall from 7-8:15 p.m. to give youth a platform to discuss social justice and current protests. 2. Katie Ledecky Virtual Storytime: Councilmember Will Jawando will be joined by Olympic swimmer […]

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April 28, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Video Shows Young Ledecky Unfazed by Jordan’s Peek-a-boo Tactics

Five-time Olympic gold-medal winning swimmer Katie Ledecky, like many others, is excited about watching the highly acclaimed, ongoing documentary, The Last Dance, chronicling Michael Jordan’s final season with the Chicago Bulls. Ledecky, whose uncle Jon Ledecky used to be a part owner of the Washington Wizards when Jordan was the team president in 2000, tweeted out […]

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January 9, 2020 | Joe Yasharoff

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Dives into New Role with STEM Education

In a little over six months, Katie Ledecky will be in Tokyo for the 2020 Summer Games trying to add to her collection of five Olympic gold medals. In the midst of training, she found time to dip her toes into something very meaningful to her – education. Ledecky announce a new partnership with Panasonic […]

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October 22, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Nationals’ Well Wishers Include Area Athletes, Teams and Landmarks

There is no shortage of well wishers for the Washington Nationals as they begin their quest Tuesday night for their first World Series title. Go #Nats, from the (temporarily and unofficially) rechristened @Nationals Mall! #WorldSeries pic.twitter.com/QtkwVD0rZP — Nationals Mall NPS (@NationalMallNPS) October 22, 2019 Best of luck to the Washington @Nationals in the #WorldSeries, from […]

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October 8, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Sets American Record

Katie Ledecky made the inaugural meet of the International Swimming League in Indianapolis memorable. The Bethesda native beat world champion Ariane Titmus in the 400-meter freestyle by 3.55 seconds and set an American record in the process. Ledecky’s time of 3:54:06 was just .14 off the world record. Fun atmosphere + fun TEAM @DCTridentISL 🔱 […]

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September 23, 2019 | Joe Yasharoff

Ledecky Shows Support for Stanford’s Football Team

Katie Ledecky took a break from training for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo on Saturday to attend Stanford’s football game against Oregon. Ledecky served as the Cardinal’s honorary captain. Stanford lost the game 21-6 to the higher ranked and favored Oregon Ducks. Ledecky, a junior at Stanford, is not currently taking classes during her […]

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