Cody Simpson Makes Noise in 100 Butterfly as Progress Continues

Cody Simpson

Cody Simpson Makes Noise in 100 Butterfly as Progress Continues

The impressive and continued progress of Australia’s Cody Simpson was on display this weekend, when the former age-group standout, during a time trial, posted a time of 53.85 for the 100-meter butterfly. The effort by Simpson, a pop star in the music world, marks a one-second improvement in a span of only two months. Simpson took to Instagram to announce the successful time trial, and savor the improvements he has made while working with coach Brett Hawke.

Before embarking a highly successful career as a pop star, one which took him to international stardom and points all around the world, Simpson shined in Australia in the age-group ranks. The urge to return to the water called Simpson, and he opted to go to work with Hawke, a two-time Olympian for Australia and sprint guru. Clearly, the work Simpson has logged is paying off. Simpson is targeting the Australian Olympic Trials in June, and in addition to qualifying for Trials in the 100 fly, Simpson has added a qualifying mark in the 100 freestyle.

While considerable work remains for Simpson to become a challenger at the Australian Trials, he is obviously on the right track and showing significant progress in short periods of time. Simpson is currently doing his training in Florida, where Hawke relocated his group in order to get better access to pools than what was available in Southern California.

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Randall Redman
3 years ago

Cody, listen to all your World competitors. You sound like someone I will watch for if you make it to Tokyo.

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