North Alabama swimmer heads to U.S. Olympic trials


It’s every athlete’s dream to make it to the Olympics and one Athens High School swimmer is one step closer to that dream.

Kobie Melton started swimming at the age of six and now at the young age of 15, she’s getting a shot to swim at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Melton qualified for the Olympic trials and in June, she’ll try to make the cut for the Olympic team.

“I would go crazy,” she said. “That’d be my number one dream. That would be so cool.”


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