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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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September 16, 2020 | Deirdre Byrne

Montgomery County Recreation’s Outdoor Pool Season to Continue Through Oct. 4

Montgomery County Recreation Department announced that its outdoor pool season will continue through Oct. 4. Normally Montgomery County opens its seven outdoor pools over Memorial Day Weekend and they close after Labor Day Weekend. This summer, however, pools weren’t allowed to open until Montgomery County entered its second coronavirus reopening phase. So, Montgomery County’s pools […]

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September 14, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Teen Rescued from Drowning While Swimming Across Potomac River

A 17-year-old male was rescued Sunday evening while trying to swim the Potomac River. Montgomery County Fire and Rescue Service (MCFRS) Chief Spokesperson Pete Piringer explained the situation and near-drowning. He said around 6:15 p.m. MCFRS received a call about a person in the river. Once rescue services arrived the teenager was already brought to […]

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July 17, 2020 | Emma Shuster

County Pools to Offer Daily Admission Starting July 20

Beginning Monday, July 20, Montgomery County residents will have access to County pools under daily admission rates. Before you head out to our pools, here are five things you need to know: #MoCoRec #Aquatics #Pools pic.twitter.com/e560Sjyy4R — MoCo Rec (@MoCoRec) July 17, 2020 Entry rates for County residents will be $7 for adults, $6 for […]

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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 9, 2019 | Hannah Dalsheim

End of Summer Pool Parties a Real Treat For Dogs

The last few weekends of summer – which officially ends September 22nd – are popular for end-of-season dog swims at community pools. Wheaton-Glenmont Outdoor Pool in Silver Spring held their annual Pooch Pool Party on Sunday. Dogs of all shapes and sizes enjoyed taking advantage of the amenities their owners are accustomed to by taking […]

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August 13, 2019 | Michelle Queen

Montgomery Parks Report Elevated Levels of Algae Toxin at Lake Needwood

Pet Owners are Urged to Keep Dogs Out of the Lake Montgomery Parks officials are asking residents to use caution when recreating on or near Lake Needwood and Lake Frank at Rock Creek Regional Park. That’s because testing has shown there are elevated levels of microcystin, a toxic substance produced by some species of blue-green […]

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June 6, 2019 | Andrea Sarralde

En época de verano municipalidades alertan sobre seguridad en el agua

En esta época de calor, dos municipios se han unido para recordarles a los residentes sobre la seguridad en el agua. Las ciudades de Gaithersburg y Rockville celebraron el Día de Seguridad en el Agua en el parque acuático de Gaithersburg. Los miembros de la comunidad aprendieron sobre destrezas en el agua e incluso tuvieron […]

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June 3, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Gaithersburg, Rockville Celebrate Water Safety Day

As we enter summer, two municipalities have come together to remind residents about water safety. The Cities of Gaithersburg and Rockville celebrated Water Safety Day at the Gaithersburg Water Park on Friday. Community members learned life-saving water skills and even had the opportunity to watch lifeguard rescue demonstrations. MyMCMedia talked to a member of the […]

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June 15, 2017 | Staff Writer

UPDATE: Police Release Drowning Victim’s Name (VIDEO)

Montgomery County police have identified the victim of the June 13 Rocky Gorge drowning as Douglas Alex Merino, 20, from the 500 block of Summit Hall Road in Gaithersburg. His death was ruled an accidental drowning, after an autopsy by the Chief Medical Examiner’s Office in Baltimore, police said. The Rocky Gorge Reservoir is on […]

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