Inside the Story: Utah swimmer hopes to compete in 2016 Olympic Games


Ever wonder what it would be like to compete against 18-time gold medalist Michael Phelps?

An American Fork man knows exactly what it feels like and now he’s hoping to be on the same Olympic team.

McKay King, 24, is hoping to make the U.S. Olympic swim team and head to Rio de Janeiro this summer to compete in the 100-meter butterly and the 50-meter freestyle.

“I’m training to make it to the Olympic trials,” King said. And he’s less than a second away form making the times in both events.

So he has been training five to six hours a day.

“To be at this point and to be able to be so close and have a shot is really amazing opportunity,” said King.


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