August 1, 2016

Local Athletes Going for the Gold at the Upcoming 2016 Summer Olympics

For many of us, getting cardio-fitness a couple of times a week is a stretch, literally and figuratively. Three County residents, far surpassing the goal of a quick jaunt to the gym, have achieved the greatest of athletic aspirations. These tremendously accomplished athletes are going for the gold at the upcoming Summer Olympics.

Montgomery County is home to three of the 11 athletes representing Maryland on the 2016 U.S. Olympic roster.
  • Jack Conger from Rockville will be competing in the 4x200m freestyle swimming event. Conger graduated from Our Lady of Good Counsel High School in 2013. 
  • Katie Ledecky, former gold medalist from the 2012 Olympics will compete in the 200m freestyle, 400m freestyle, 800m freestyle and 4x200m freestyle. Ledecky, from Bethesda, graduated from Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in 2015. 
  • Ashley Nee from Bethesda will compete in the Canoe Slalom. Nee graduated from Northwestern High School. 
You can stop by Rockville Town Center at the Rockville Town Square stage to wish our two local Olympic swimmers, Jack Conger and Katie Ledecky, good luck. Residents are invited to sign two giant flip flops that are on display at Rockville Town Center as part of the community effort to show how proud we are of our extraordinary athletes. Both Conger and Ledecky began swimming on local teams in the County.

When signing the flip flops, tweet ‪#‎MoCo2Rio to give the athletes an opportunity to follow our hometown support and excitement, from Rio, as they go for the gold!


  1. USA Womens Wrestler Helen Maroulis went to Magruder and grew up in the area.

  2. How come Ashley Nee's name isn't listed on the above flyer about signing the flip-flops? Can that be corrected? Thanks.


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