London Olympics -- Tyler Clary, the best male swimmer you've probably never heard of
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He and his mom spent a lot of time alone together early on. Stacy left Tyler's biological father, Scott Flowers, when her baby was 3 months old. A few years later, she met Lonnie Clary, and he fell in love with her curly-haired, blue-eyed, live wire of a little boy at the same time he fell for her. They were living together when Tyler started kindergarten. He came home one day talking fitfully about being different. Everyone at his school had a dad, he said. Could Lonnie be his?
Stacy called Lonnie, a roofing contractor, at work and gave him a heads-up: Tyler was going to ask The Question. Lonnie picks up the story, recalling how Tyler met him on the front steps of the house: I said, 'You can call me anything you want.
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They were a family that didn't sit still. They went boating and wakeboarding and water skiing; Lonnie taught the boys to hunt and shoot skeet. They rode quads and dune buggies in the sprawling Imperial Sand Dunes recreation area in far southeastern California. At 7, Tyler willed a quad up one of the bigger dunes, Oldsmobile Hill, which required a keen observation of line and serious body English to stay upright and moving.
That aptitude translated into a yearning to know how things worked. By junior high school, Tyler was learning to program computers and build robots. Tyler Clary, far right, starting swimming at age Courtey of Tyler Clary The Clary home in Riverside is open and warm and bright, with a high-ceilinged kitchen that is the family's focal point.
Stacy loves to cook, and Tyler, with his inborn blend of creative and methodical, likes to serve as sous-chef. All three kids are athletic -- Lindsey swims and Lonzo plays junior hockey -- and Tyler showed promise in the pool, but it wasn't until he was about 15 that a coach named Kevin Perry at the Fullerton Aquatics Sports Team FAST began to push him to live up to it.
Lonnie Clary says Perry was the kind of coach who became a third parent in a good way, strict and wise, pulling Tyler in for a minute lecture when he was floundering in school and demanding absolute commitment in practice. Once Tyler was ready to listen to him, he blossomed. I didn't know what my potential was and he did, and I didn't know the path to get there and he did.
And I'm a pretty strong personality, so if someone tries to dictate to me what to do and when, and if I find any fault in it, regardless of whether it's a valid finding or not, I'll resist it a little bit. Perry won Clary over, and Clary reaped the dividends almost immediately. The summer before his junior year in high school, he qualified for the junior world championships and won both IM events, plus bronze medals in the backstroke and freestyle.
But accomplishment stirred an old hornet's nest. Clary had gone by his stepfather's last name as long as he could recall, even in school, but his birth certificate -- and thus his passport -- still read Scott Tyler Flowers, so that's what had to be on the official sheets in international competition. Tyler maintained an arm's-length relationship with his biological father, but says it was constantly strained by the older man's struggles with substance abuse and brushes with the law.
The up-and-coming athlete was far closer to his grandparents and uncle on that side, and still is. Bud and Deb Flowers have attended their grandson's meets since he began swimming, and they will be in Omaha next week. Deb says Tyler is assiduous about dropping in and keeping in touch. He's always been steadfast that we're his grandparents. He had tried to maintain contact, but he says the last straw was a call with a request for money. Whatever sympathy Clary had left drained away. They haven't spoken since.
In Lonnie, he sees someone who gets up and works hard every day for his family, and has no problem saying 'I love you.
He hates to lose and he's going to try harder to win. He was recruited by several top schools and chose Michigan. He was named to the Pan American Games team and won a silver medal in the meter backstroke, but Perry, who was supposed to accompany him, stayed home to deal with a cancer diagnosis. His condition deteriorated rapidly and he died less than a year later. Then-Michigan head coach Bob Bowman picked Clary up at the Detroit airport and told him he was quitting to return to Baltimore with his longtime pupil, Phelps.
All that change and loss reinforced something for the already self-reliant Clary: The person who cared most about his budding career was the person inside his swimsuit, and it was up to him to make sure he maximized his talent.
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That summer, he surprised even himself by finishing third in the backstroke at the Olympic trials behind Lochte and a world-record swim by Aaron Peirsol. Urbanchek had stayed on the pool deck at Michigan as a coach emeritus.
When he made it known he was leaving campus to go back to FAST, where he'd worked in the s, Clary elected to forego his final season of eligibility and follow Urbanchek home to Southern California.
Ford The slender, raspy-voiced, year-old Urbanchek has been a good fit for Clary in this Olympic lead-up. Urbanchek absorbs Clary's near-constant banter in practice with equanimity.
When Clary decided to cross-train by taking Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Urbanchek came and watched, occasionally cringing when he saw Clary's arm getting twisted. The coach worries aloud over Clary's zeal for driving fast cars, and in that eternal dialogue between older and younger men, Clary says he has to live life at his own pace.
He's an interesting guy," Urbanchek says as Clary regards him impassively from across the table at Starbucks.
I don't want to tame him. I didn't want to take away from that hunger, so sometimes I let him get away with a little bit of that bull That makes him tough. If you make him a pussycat, he'll be like the other 99 percent of people who are never gonna make it to the top. The coach changes the subject. No matter how good you are and how far you go, make sure you do it for yourself.
Neither he nor Jon would want me to do it for them. Olympic swimming trials in Omaha. A shelf in the hallway is lined with miniature helicopters that he builds as "platforms for artificial intelligence," he explains. One-quarter of the living room is occupied by equipment Clary uses to compose and mix electronic music; he's particularly drawn to the dubstep style and books episodic gigs as a DJ, going by the name "Copacetic.
He walks out of his bathroom carrying a straight razor sheathed in a leather case and sets it down on the kitchen counter. He could probably extract some concessions around the edges to help him sell it to himself and his base.
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