Forrest Davis has dedicated his young life to eventually making it to the Olympics. The 17-year-old swimmer gets up each day besides Sunday at 6:15 a.m. to swim and finds himself back in the pool after school is over, according to ABC News.
Davis has given up his social life for the possibility of the Olympics, and his family gave up their life in Idaho for the Peddie School in New Jersey, which is known for its stellar aquatics program.
"Swimming has taught me a lot about myself and that is valuable," Davis told the news source "I have learned to balance time and strive for something I am passionate about. In the end, when I stop, it will all be worth it to know I gave everything I could – that I still tried."
Davis' work may pay off in the long run. Even though he didn't make this year's Olympics, he still believes he can make it to the 2016, 2020 and even 2024, the media outlet.
The teens who did make it to the Olympics this year are snagging headlines – Gabby Douglas and Missy Franklin recently earned gold medals for their sports – gymnastics and swimming, respectively, according to the Denver Post.