It was Team USA day Thursday at the White House, which meant President Barack Obama talked a good deal about two Olympians who grew up swimming not far from Washington.
First up: Bethesda's Katie Ledecky, in attendance in the East Room.
"I was nervous that she was going to ask me to, like, hold all her medals while I was speaking or something," Obama joked of the five-time gold medalist. "So she obliterates her own records in the 400[-meter] and the 800 freestyle, lapped the field in the 800. When you were watching it on TV — you all see it on TV, like there's nobody else in the pool? Crazy."
Minutes later, the focus was on Michael Phelps...