Cody Simpson Hits 10th Fastest Australian 100 Fly This Season

In a recent Instagram post, Australian swimmer and singer Cody Simpson shared that he had notched a new best time of 53.85 in the long course 100 butterfly.

That swim for Simpson comes just over 2 months after he originally qualified for the Australian Olympic Trials back in December 2020. He hit a 54.9 in the event back then to get under the 56.87 cut in the event.

According to FINA’s swimming rankings, with a new PB of 53.85, Cody Simpson becomes the 10th fastest Australian man to swim event this season (September 1, 2020 – Present)

Top 10 Australian 100 Butterflies 2020-2021

  1. Matthew Temple – 51.64
  2. Shaun Champion – 52.33
  3. Mitch Larkin – 52.78
  4. Edward Marks – 52.84
  5. David Morgan – 53.06
  6. Bowen Gough – 53.09
  7. Alexander Graham – 53.26
  8. Alex Quach – 53.53
  9. Clyde Lewis – 53.62
  10. Cody Simpson – 53.85

Simpson shared in his post that he was excited to be a year into his swimming journey. He made his return to the sport in October 2019 at the Trojan Invite. Since then, he has been training with USC volunteer assistant coach Brett Hawke in Los Angeles, California.

In his post, Simpson also shared that he had also hit the Olympic Trials cut in the 100 freestyle. While he didn’t share a time or video of that race, the cut he’s referring to is a 52.20. Within the same September 2020 – present time frame as above, that places Simpson at #29 on the Australian swimming rankings.

The 2020 Australian Olympic Swimming Trials will run from June 12th – June 17th, 2021 in Oaklands Park, Australia.

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PFA
7 months ago

Not saying it’s going happen but just imagine that he drops 2-3 more seconds in 4 months by June not saying his rate of improvement will be that but Cody’s been grinding away recently.

PVSFree
7 months ago

I’d be really interested to hear what his training looks like, man is on a mission with some insane drops. Wasn’t it about a year ago that he hit like a 51 in yards?

Mr Piano
Reply to  PVSFree
7 months ago

Brett Hawke

ElvisVB
Reply to  Mr Piano
7 months ago

To add, I’ve watched a few practices. He’s also very talented. A lot of raw untapped potential. 2024 he’ll be a legit Olympic team contender, I’d put money on that.

PVSFree
Reply to  ElvisVB
7 months ago

Does he just have a natural feel for the water?

Bo Swims
Reply to  PVSFree
5 months ago

I think so. He was a national age group champion at 13 prior to his music career.

DrSwimPhil
Reply to  Mr Piano
7 months ago

Many gatorade challenges!

Hswimmer
7 months ago

Hope he can get to 51 high it will be a big deal if he does in this amount of time

AU Tiger
7 months ago

Is that B Hawke’s magic: if you’re willing to put in the work, it never fails!

CraigH
Reply to  AU Tiger
7 months ago

Guess most of those Auburn swimmers just weren’t willing to put in any work.

monsterbasher
7 months ago

What will it take to make the AUS 100 fly team realistically? 51 high? 51 low?

Admin
Reply to  monsterbasher
7 months ago

Australia isn’t great in the 100 fly right now. If a 52.0 made it, I wouldn’t be surprised.

*This is presuming Chalmers doesn’t swim it. If he does, would be more like a 51-low.

They’ve got Matthew Temple, and that’s about it at the moment.

DiscoDobber
Reply to  Braden Keith
7 months ago

Don’t disrespect my man DMorgz like that

Admin
Reply to  DiscoDobber
7 months ago

He was a 51.4 at Trials in 2019, a 52.2 at Worlds, and his best time since Worlds is a 53.0.

As he’s the current odds-on for the second spot (If Chalmers doesn’t swim it), I think it’s rather respectful to propose that he might swim faster than he’s been in 2 years.

commonwombat
Reply to  Braden Keith
7 months ago

51.70 is the QT. Temple probably “has that covered” but it will be an ask for anyone else. Historically, Morgan has to be rated but he’ll have to be around career best. Chalmers IS an X factor but there has to be considerable doubt whether he swims it. IF there is a 2nd qualifier other than Temple at 200, then they will most likely get a start in the 100 as long as their 100 time was at least sub 52 as they may want to rest Temple for 4XMED heats.

Robbos
Reply to  Braden Keith
7 months ago

Why do you think Chalmers won’t swim it?

Troyy
Reply to  Robbos
7 months ago

Maybe he’ll narrow his focus because of the injury derailing his preparation? Maybe we’ll find out in March at the same meet he debuted his butterfly prowess last year.

Sportinindc
7 months ago

I love hearing stories like this. Congrats to Cody!

Drip drop
7 months ago

I hope they play pretty brown eyes when he wins gold instead of the national anthem

Reply to  Drip drop
7 months ago

How epic would it be if, much like the walk out song at (the best) meets for finals, the Olympic gold medalist got to pick their podium song.

I understand this is completely unpatriotic and not what the Olympics are about. But I’d enjoy it

Last edited 7 months ago by Coleman Hodges
swimfast
Reply to  Drip drop
7 months ago

I think it’d be pretty epic if he won, they handed him the mic on the podium, and he sang Advance Australia Fair. He’s one of the more underrated singers I’ve heard- his voice is really really good. Clearly a natural talent across multiple fields

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=96xZ30Ef4Rs

Last edited 7 months ago by swimfast
2Fat4Speed
7 months ago

He has bulked up quickly!