December 23, 2020 | Staff Writer

Keeping Up With Katie: Ledecky Pays Virtual Visit to Children’s Hospital

Olympic gold medal winning swimmer and Bethesda native Katie Ledecky paid a virtual visit to Children’s National Hospital in Washington, D.C. to spread cheer during the holiday season. “My hometown pediatric hospital, [Children’s National Hospital], has a special place in my heart. I love visiting whenever I can. Today I visited virtually and we played […]

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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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June 5, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg Lifeguards Demonstrate Water Rescues

During the Cities of Rockville and Gaithersburg’s Water Safety Day at Gaithersburg Water Park, community members learned life-saving water skills. Check out the Gaithersburg lifeguards demonstrate a water rescue for a spinal injury. The lifeguards not only get in the water to rescue the victim but they also remove the victim with a backboard. Also, […]

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November 22, 2016 | Staff Writer

Katie Ledecky Named Female Athlete of the Year (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky was named female athlete of the year last night at the USA Swimming Golden Goggles awards ceremony. This is the fourth year in a row that Ledecky, a Bethesda resident, has received the honor. .@KatieLedecky accepts her fourth straight Female Athlete of the Year honor #GoldenGoggles https://t.co/0BDqCvwChl — USA Swimming […]

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August 23, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Katie Ledecky to Throw Out First Pitch at Nationals/Orioles Game

Olympic gold medalist Katie Ledecky, a Montgomery County resident, is scheduled to throw out the first pitch at the Nationals/Orioles game on Wednesday night at Nationals Park. Just last week, Ledecky returned to her Bethesda home from the Rio Olympics with five medals: four gold and one silver. On Monday, she visited with patients at […]

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September 29, 2015 | Aline Barros

Marathon Swimmer Jim Clifford Shares His Training Routine (VIDEO)

Marathon Swimmer Jim Clifford was honored on Sept. 29 at the Montgomery County Council meeting. Clifford trains at the Germantown Aquatic Center and became the oldest person to complete the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming with his crossing of the English Channel. He was 63 when he broke the record previously held by Bob […]

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September 29, 2015 | Staff Writer

Council Recognizes Marathon Swimmer Jim Clifford (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

At the Sept. 29 Montgomery County Council meeting, Councilmember Nancy Floreen recognized Jim Clifford for swimming the English Channel. Clifford trains at the Germantown Aquatic Center and is the recipient of the Triple Crown of Open Water Swimming. Members of the Triple Crown have successfully completed three swims: (1) across the English Channel between England […]

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November 12, 2014 | Sonya Burke

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Katie Ledecky Signs with Stanford (PHOTOS)

It’s official! Bethesda’s Katie Ledecky has signed with Stanford University. The Olympic gold medalist and world record holder was described by Stanford’s head coach, Greg Meehan, as “the best swimmer on the planet.” Ledecky is a senior at the Stone Ridge School. You can read more about her signing here. It’s official. Welcome to #NerdNation, […]

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September 26, 2014 | Sonya Burke

Maryland Senior Olympics Swimmers (VIDEO)

Maryland has some of the best age 50 and above swimmers in the country, but for many of these swimmers it’s not about the competition. Find out more in this Maryland Senior Olympics spot, which was produced at the Germantown Indoor Swim Center.

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August 10, 2014 | Staff Writer

Katie Ledecky Sets Another World Record

How fast can senior Gator Katie Ledecky go? That was the question posted on the Stone Ridge School’s website before the Bethesda school’s star swimmer competed at Nationals this past week. The 17-year-old set her third world record of the year on Saturday night at USA Nationals in California. She broke the world record in […]

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