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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swim_fast
1 year ago

Cody wearing Mizuno! Great swim!!

Swimmer
1 year ago

Can he even get back to Aus for trials? It sounds like loads of Australian nationals haven’t been able to re-enter the country. Assume he’ll have to quarantine for 2 weeks if he does?

Torchbearer
Reply to  Swimmer
1 year ago

Australia has nearly repatriated everyone who wants to come back, but it is a process involving 2 weeks compulsory hotel quarantine (so he would be out of the water for 2 weeks).

Last edited 1 year ago by Torchbearer
Samesame
Reply to  Torchbearer
1 year ago

I think there are still 30000 wanting to come home

Corn Pop
Reply to  Samesame
1 year ago

30,001.

Mr Piano
1 year ago

It’s gonna be such a meme if he makes the team

Torchbearer
Reply to  Mr Piano
1 year ago

Will be great for the profile of swimming….we need all the attention we can get.

Samesame
1 year ago

Where did you find the rankings? The only ones I could find on the Swimming Australia rankings are from 2019-2020. SA are notorious for not updating their rankings.
And I wonder what the cut off time is that Swimming Australia has set for the 100 fly.

Samesame
Reply to  Samesame
1 year ago

Found it, it’s 51.70

Troyy
Reply to  Samesame
1 year ago

You’d think they’d just have the rankings generated from the results database instead of doing it manually.

2Fat4Speed
1 year ago

He has bulked up quickly!

Drip drop
1 year ago

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

Reply to  Drip drop
1 year 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 1 year ago by Coleman Hodges
swimfast
Reply to  Drip drop
1 year 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 1 year ago by swimfast
Sportinindc
1 year ago

I love hearing stories like this. Congrats to Cody!

monsterbasher
1 year ago

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

Admin
Reply to  monsterbasher
1 year 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
1 year ago

Don’t disrespect my man DMorgz like that

Admin
Reply to  DiscoDobber
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago

Why do you think Chalmers won’t swim it?

Troyy
Reply to  Robbos
1 year 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.