A former Florida Southern College swimmer will be competing in the Olympics this week.

  • Allan Gutierrez is a 20-time All-American
  • It will be his second trip to the Olympics
  • Gutierrez will represent home country of Honduras

Allan Gutierrez will swim in a 100-meter butterfly preliminary on Thursday. He will compete for his home country of Honduras.

Gutierrez is a 20-time All-American as a college swimmer and won two Division II national championships for Florida Southern.

Gutierrez also competed in the 2012 Olympics for Honduras. He is really excited to be back for a second time.

"When I first came to the first Olympics, I never thought I was going to be able to come back to the second one," Gutierrez said. "But now I am here and very excited. I can control myself way better than the first one."

His college coach, Michael Blum, is thrilled to see Gutierrez get another shot.

"I think the first time he went in 2012, it was just kind of a whirlwind," he said. "They selected him and he went. But this time it's really meant so much more to him to qualify and go represent his country. It means a tremendous amount to him.”

Gutierrez is having fun at the games. He sent pictures of himself at the opening ceremony to Blum and a picture of himself with USA basketball team member Kevin Durant.