Katie Ledecky, one of the greatest female swimmers of all-time, visited Little Flower School in Bethesda yesterday.
Ledecky provided words of encouragement to current students at the school while proudly wearing her most recent gold and silver medals from the recent 2020 Tokyo Olympics (held this summer).
She and her Team USA Swimming teammate Phoebe Bacon both attended the school while growing up right here in MoCo.
Ledecky has won 7 Olympic gold medals and 15 world championship gold medals, the most in history for a female swimmer. She is also the world record holder in the women’s 400-, 800-, and 1500-meter freestyle (long course), and holds the fastest-ever times in the women’s 500-, 1000-, 1500-, and 1650-yard freestyle events.
The school posted the following message and pictures on its social media:
“Little Flower School Alumna KATIE LEDECKY came back for a visit! Thank you Katie for being an amazing role model and inspiration to our entire Cardinal Community. We are so proud of you! 🥇🏊♀️🇺🇸
#CardinalCommunity #CardinalsCare #ADWcommUNITY”