Nick Albiero didn't feel the need to throw a big coming-out celebration, but he also never really tried to hide who he was.
The University of Louisville's two-time NCAA champion swimmer who is now discussing his sexual orientation because, after all these years, he is finally ready to do so.
According to OutSports, Albiero is one of the most lauded swimmers in Louisville Cardinals athletics history.
All of this leads to a young man who has a genuine chance to rule the world. He will participate in this year's Team USA trials, which will determine who advances to the World Championships, followed by the Pan-American Games.
At the University of Louisville, he came out to a few friends and a few close teammates his freshman year, but he had continued to worry about his entire team finding out about him. His Christian high school and middle school bullies had a significant impact on him. But, according to a TV interview with WHAS11, he has had no negative feedback.