Cody Simpson is one step closer to the Olympics.
On Saturday, the 23-year-old Australian singer — who is also an avid swimmer — revealed that he had qualified for his first Olympic trials.
“I’d love to share this personal milestone and let you in on my current journey as an athlete that I’ve kept relatively low key until now,” he wrote on Instagram alongside a triumphant pool-side photo.
Although Simpson was dedicated to swimming as a young child — even winning two gold medals at the Queensland Swimming Championships when he was 13 — he said his career was cut short “when I was given an opportunity in music that I couldn’t refuse.”
“I have had the chance to experience and learn so much as a musician from touring around the world, releasing albums, performing as a leading man on Broadway, publishing a work of poetry, traveling with and speaking at the United Nations on environmental and oceanic matters and much more. For this I will be forever grateful,” he wrote. “Now almost exactly 10 years later, here I am once more.”Read People