Pop Star Cody Simpson Has Made The Australian Swimming Team

Published At: 19 May 2022 , 01:36 PM

Cody Simpson has completed one of the most insane stories in sport, swapping from international musical pop star to elite Australian athlete.

Simpson will represent Australia at this year's FINA World Championships and the Commonwealth Games.

“That’s a dream come true. I had a great swim this morning and so much progress since last year,” he stated.

“I didn’t even think I’d be remotely competitive until this year at the earliest, so to make the team is just a bonus on the way to Paris."

He was an extremely talented junior swimmer, but when Simpson discovered singing and playing his guitar on YouTube he was swept up in a pop star level musical journey.

He moved to LA when he was 13, and subsequently released a Top 10 Billboard album. His love for swimming clearly never left, with the 2016 Olympic Games inspiring him to get back into racing rather than following from afar. After four years of back and forth, he was convinced to head back into racing. 

The announcement comes mere weeks after the release of his fourth album in April, which features singles Nice To Meet You and Let Go as well as a collaboration with Ben Harper, It's A Dream.

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