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Family, RVA swim community prepares to cheer on Townley Haas in Rio

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) -

It's not hard to find Townley Haas' house in his Richmond neighborhood. NBC12 caught up with his mom Lori and brother Wyatt on Wednesday, a day before they left for Rio.

"You just pinch yourself and realize that your son who has been working really hard almost his whole life is realizing one of his dreams," Lori said.

"I have been pretty much jumping up-and-down for the past month," Wyatt said. "I have been super excited and I am ready to go."

The neighborhood is throwing a block party Sunday night to watch Townley swim the 200-meter freestyle. 

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