Bremerton’s Nathan Adrian announces he has testicular cancer

Nathan Adrian swims the 100-meter freestyle in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Nathan Adrian swims the 100-meter freestyle in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.

Former Bremerton High School swimming star Nathan Adrian announced Thursday he has been diagnosed with testicular cancer.

The 30-year-old Olympian and five-time gold medalist took to social media to make the announcement.

Adrian wrote that “after a few tests and visits with a specialist” he had found out that he had testicular cancer. Adrian noted that it had been caught early and that his “prognosis is good.”

“I will be back in the water in a few short weeks with my sights fully set on Tokyo!” Adrian said in a post on his Twitter page in reference to the 2020 Summer Olympics.

Adrian reported that he is scheduled for surgery early next week and that he will “provide an update soon.”

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