Phoebe Bacon, a swimmer for the United States, was born on August 12, 2002. She finished second in the 200-meter backstroke.
At the 2021 United States Olympic Team Trials, securing her spot on the Olympic squad. For 2019, she is the fifth-fastest swimmer in the world over 100 metres in the backstroke (long course).
It was a part of the winning 4x100m medley relay team at the 2019 Pan American Games, where they took home the gold medal.
After winning the 100-meter event at the 2019 Pan American Games and three gold medals at the 2018 Junior Pan Pacific Championships, she is a triple gold medallist.
The 2019 Toyota U.S. Open 100-meter backstroke gold medallist also broke Regan Smith’s world record.
Phoebe Bacon Swimming Career
At the age of three, Bacon began swimming with the Tallyho Foxes, and subsequently, she joined the Nation’s Capital Swim Club at the American University location, where Katie Ledecky also swam.
Bacon, who trained with Silver’s Ian Rowe, entered the 2016 US Olympic Trials at the age of 14. Phoebe is now in the Gold I division, coached by Timothy Kelly junior.
She officially committed to swimming for the University of Wisconsin Badgers on April 21, 2019.
Phoebe Bacon Was Once Katie Ledecky’s School ‘Buddy.’ Now They’re Olympic Teammates
When Phoebe Bacon was in kindergarten at Little Flower School in Bethesda, she was paired with a “buddy.”
An older student who would help her adjust to school life. Katie Ledecky, who was probably around 10 or 11 at the time, was her mentor.
Bacon was a year younger than Ledecky when they first met, but they remained close throughout their school years.
And throughout their swimming careers with the Nation’s Capitol Swim Club. “I don’t think either of us knew where swimming would take us then,” Bacon added.
No one on the playground would have ever guessed that one day they would be teammates for the United States at the Olympics in Tokyo.
Bacon, at the age of 18, swam to a thrilling second-place finish in the 200-meter backstroke Saturday night, chasing down world-record holder Regan Smith in the race’s final lap.
Bacon crossed the finish line in 2 minutes, 6 seconds, 73 thousandths of a second, and 46 thousandths of a second behind Rhyan White and thirty-three thousandths of a second before Smith.