Kate Douglass Presents Olympic Swim Cap to School


Bronze medalist Kate Douglass, class of ’19, presented her Olympic swim cap for the school’s trophy case.

Angelic Menzel, Co-Managing Editor, Senior

Kate Douglass, PMHS Class of  2019 and Olympic bronze medalist,  returned to her alma mater on  November 24 with a special gift:  she donated her Olympic swim cap to our trophy cabinet.  

“I’m not really big on words, but  I just want to say a big thanks to everyone who came here today to support me,” Douglass said. 

Douglass was part of Pelham’s girls varsity swim team for two incredible years. After high school, she went on to swim for the University of Virginia where she is currently majoring in computer science. At UVA she set countless school records in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard  freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke,  100-yard butterfly, and the 200- yard Individual Medley. In the summer of 2021, she won a bronze medal in the 200-meter individual medley at the Tokyo Olympics with a personal best time of 2:09.04.  

Student captains, athletes,  and school officials like Principal  Berkowitz joined the ceremony and stood beside Douglass as she donated her cap to the school.