Cody Simpson has made his first Australian team in the Commonwealth Games. The pop singer has always been a fish even from a young age, but he has taken time out from his singing career to focus on swimming and it has started to pay off for Simpson.
He was selected in the team after placing third in the 100-meter butterfly event at the Australian trials. He only narrowly missed out on a spot at next month’s world championships, too.
Still, his main focus after missing the team last year for the Tokyo Olympics was to qualify for the 2024 Olympics in Paris. So it seems he’s a step closer to that.
Simpson was a talented junior swimmer before he singing career took off and he moved to the U.S. with his family in 2010.
He started training seriously again for swimming in 2019. When it comes to competition, the 25-year-old Simpson said he uses some experience he picked up as an entertainer to help focus on the main goal.
Simpson took to his instagram to describe his elation. “If you’d have told me 2 years ago when I started training in a backyard pool during lockdown that I’d be here today, I don’t know if I’d have believed you,” Simpson says.
To keep up with Cody’s swimming journey, be sure to follow him on his socials.