A watch party will be held on Friday, Aug. 3 to see Wilmington native Andrew Gemmell compete in the Olympic 1500 meter freestyle.
The party begins at 6 a.m. at the Route 896 Diner, 1108 S. College Ave.
The event takes place at 10: 30 a.m. GMT; 5:30 a.m. EST. Andrew will swim in heat four which is expected to start at 6:15-6:20 a.m. EST.
Andrew won the right to compete in the Olympics at last month’s U.S. Olympic team trials. He placed first in the 1500 meter freestyle by reaching the fourth fastest time in the world this year.