Chase Kalisz is a normal 22-year-old, except for the fact that he’s competed against Olympic champion swimmer Ryan Lochte, overcame him in the 400-meter individual medley, and is now on his way to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. So maybe he’s not that normal after all.
Did we also mention that he’s really, really cute?
“The whole thing went by so fast,” Kalisz told the LA Times about his victory. “I feel like I’m in a different reality.” Kalisz grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and attended the University of Georgia. He also trained with swimming legend Michael Phelps at the Arizona State University.
“The kid works his butt off,” Phelps said. “I’m very hard on him.… I just see the potential and want him to be the best he can be.”
We also see the potential… especially considering how nice he is to look at. That’s relevant in athletics, right? Check out his hottest photos below and be sure to watch him kick ass at the Olympics.
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