RALEIGH, N.C. — The hectic world of a summer swim meet is where Charlie Houchin feels right at home.
“I grew up swimming at Oak Park here in Raleigh,” Houchin said. “Summer swimming is just very special.”
Houchin went from neighborhood pools as a youngster all the way to the Olympics, where he earned a gold medal during the 2012 Summer Games in London. He retired in 2014 and has since returned to where it all started.
“It’s been a lot of fun,” Houchin said. “It’s been an adventure.”