One of his gold medal teammates on his relay team, Mitch Johnson from Muncie, will also swim on his medley relay team this year. Johnson will swim the freestyle leg of the relay while Fawley will swim the breaststroke.
The 500 free is an event he competed at in high school at Logansport. Swimming 2,500 yards per week, he knows he can still complete the long swim. It will be his showcase event, as he said he will swim it with a spotlight on him with a special celebrity guest in attendance.
“It’s something new this year. Everyone has a showcase event,” he said.
Fawley, a 2006 LHS grad, also earned a technical certificate from Ivy Tech.
New Jersey will be the 26th state Fawley will visit.
“It’ll be a very busy week,” he said. “It’s a full schedule of fun.
“I’m really looking forward to it. I’ve been having trouble sleeping I’m so excited.”