Olympian

August 3, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Olympian Phoebe Bacon Receives Champion’s Welcome

After competing in the Olympic final for the women’s 200 meter backstroke on Friday, Phoebe Bacon arrived at Dulles Airport Monday evening. Many of Bacon’s friends and family members gave her the greeting of a champion when she arrived. Bacon grew up in Chevy Chase and graduated from Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart […]

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July 30, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

How Phoebe Bacon Trained for Olympic Games During COVID-19 Lockdown

In 2020, many Olympic athletes had their worlds turned upside down when COVID-19 ravaged the country and caused businesses and gyms to lockdown. MYMCM spoke to Philippa Bacon, mother of Phoebe Bacon, about what her daughter did to keep in shape when pools were closed to prepare for Tokyo. Bacon, a Chevy Chase resident who […]

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July 30, 2021 | Staff Writer

LaFond on Representing Dominica in Olympics: ‘We Are Proud and Full of Culture’

Before she left for Tokyo to represent the country of Dominica in the Olympics, Thea LaFond, a John F. Kennedy High School teacher, spoke to MyMCM about what it takes to prepare for the women’s triple jump competition while educating students: LaFond competes in the triple jump finals on Sunday at 7:15 a.m., Eastern Standard […]

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July 28, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Phoebe Bacon’s Family Excited to Cheer Her on in 200M Backstroke From Montgomery County

Phoebe Bacon of Chevy Chase makes her Olympic debut Thursday, swimming in the Women’s 200-meter backstroke. Bacon, 18, graduated from Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda in 2020 and now studies at the University of Wisconsin. Along with Katie Ledecky, she’s the second Stone Ridge alumna to compete in the Olympics for […]

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February 22, 2020 | Josalyn Perez

Black History Month: MCM Spotlights Retired Olympic Gymnast Dominique Dawes

Dominique Dawes is the first African American female to win an individual Olympic medal in the women’s gymnastics. In total, she won three bronze and one Olympic gold medal between 1992 and 2000. Dawes, 43, now a mother to four young children, is opening the Dominique Dawes Gymnast Academy in Clarksburg in the spring of 2020.   The Silver Spring native […]

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July 27, 2016 | Maureen Chowdhury

O.A.R Partners with NBC to Pay Tribute to Olympians (VIDEO)

O.A.R, the band that was founded in Rockville, is paying tribute to this year’s Olympians competing in team sports. The rock band has partnered with NBC and their song “Follow Me, Follow You” is featured in the video compilation celebrating athletes, below. We’re honored to partner w @NBCOlympics to pay tribute to this year’s Olympians […]

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February 10, 2015 | Krista Brick

Ledecky Recounts High School Swim Career and Looks to the Future (VIDEO)

Olympian and world-record holder Katie Ledecky swam her last meet as a senior for Stone Ridge High School at the Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Championships in Germantown Feb. 5-7. Hear her thoughts on her high school career in this new briefing after the meet.

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February 9, 2015 | Krista Brick

Records Fall at Metros Swim Meet in Germantown (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

It is the hottest meet of the season for high school swimmers in Montgomery County and this year’s Washington Metropolitan Interscholastic Swimming and Diving Championships in Germantown did not disappoint. There were fans with signs, coaches the crazy pants, seniors making their last reach for the wall. And, oh yes, there was an Olympian there […]

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February 9, 2015 | Krista Brick

Stone Ridge Swim Coach on Working with an Olympian (VIDEO)

Stone Ridge’s swim coach Bob Walker shares his thoughts on what it has been like having an Olympic athlete and world record-holder on his team.

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August 31, 2012 | Staff Writer

Katie Ledecky

Olympian Katie Ledecky Shares a Story (Video)

Bethesda resident and Olympic Gold Medalist swimmer Katie Ledecky talks about her coaches in this video clip and shares an inside story from the Olympic games in London. She also thanks her hometown fans for all their support. Watch this video for more. Ledecky, who is only 15-years old, is a sophomore at Stone Ridge […]

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