Badger Swimmer Phoebe Bacon Reflects On Journey Ahead Of Second Trip To Olympics | WKOW 27 News

Wisconsin senior Phoebe Bacon is a week removed from qualifying for the 2024 Paris Games. However, the Badger swimmer has still yet to fully process she’ll be making her second trip to the Olympic Games.

Inspired by Katie Ledecky in 2012, seeing was believing for a young Bacon.

“I went to the same grade school as her,” Bacon said. “It just blew my mind. She could be an Olympian, and it just pushed me into thinking, maybe I could be an Olympian.”

Nine years later, she turned that dream into reality, ,qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Games held in 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Bacon recalls not fully embracing the moment and plans to change that this time around.


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