LONDON -- Monday at the London Olympics was huge for SwimMAC’s Nick Thoman.
He went up against the best swimmers in the world in the 100 Backstroke and took home the silver medal for the United States.
Fourteen of his family and friends were in London to cheer him on. NewsChannel 36's Dave Wagner caught up with them moments after the meet ended.
They were absolutely elated, hugging and celebrating.
Kathy Brewer, Nick’s mom, said, “It's absolutely surreal. I'm so excited. Obviously, the smile won't go off my face. And he was so cute.”
After the medal ceremony, Nick came and gave his mom his podium flowers.
"I was going crazy in the stands. I was a crazy dad out there. I was jumping up and down and screaming and yelling for a long time. It was very fun.” said Henry Thoman, Nick's dad, who added that he couldn’t remember ever being more proud.
Thoman’s grandma was also in the stands watching, and said she was “so proud, so proud" of Nick.
Thoman said if he won gold he would get on top of a double-decker bus and sing a Trace Adkins song. He loves to sing and his parents think he might just do that.
Of course, we’ll keep you posted.