Teenybopper poster boy Cody Simpson will be among Australiaâ€™s top swimmers at next monthâ€™s national championships as he hones his 100m butterfly before Juneâ€™s Olympic trials.
The junior swimmer turned international singer has taken another key step in his quest to make it in the pool by entering the Australian titles on the Gold Coast, where he will attempt to shave whole seconds from his personal best in his unlikely bid to qualify for the Tokyo Games.
Simpson, who counts Michael Phelps and Ian Thorpe as mentors, dated Miley Cyrus for 12 months and is friends with Justin Bieber. The Gold Coast-born 24-year-oldâ€™s path to fame is not dissimilar to Bieberâ€™s, having been discovered on YouTube in 2009 and since toured globally on the back on three solo studio albums titled Paradise, Surfers Paradise, and Free.The Guardian
YouTube stardom to the Olympics? Singer Cody Simpson’s unlikely bid to compete at Games