Olympic-bound Sacramento swimmer looks forward to training for Tokyo


Over the last two years, 18-year-old Luca Urlando has soared up the ranks of the best swimmers in the world.

“And has put himself in a place to be the next great American flyer,” Urlando’s swim coach Billy Doughty told FOX40. “He’s our best hope in 2021 of winning a medal in the 200 butterfly.”

As Urlando heads off to the University of Georgia in August, Doughty said the 18-year-old is not just the top high school swimming prospect in the country. He would have been the first high schooler on the Olympic team since Michael Phelps 16 years ago were it not for the Tokyo Olympics being postponed until 2021.

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