Cody Simpson Hits Best Time in 200 Yard Free in Practice

by Jack McCormick 26

January 17th, 2021 News, Race Videos, Video

After qualifying for the Australian Olympic Trials in the 100 fly last month,  Australian singer and swimmer Cody Simpson hit another lifetime best, this time in short course yards. According to an Instagram post from Simpson, he swam a new lifetime best time in the 200 free. While the video doesn’t include a time, it appears to be roughly 1:40.0 based on a hand timing of the video.

Despite not mentioning a final time for the swim, the video does feature his time after each of the first three 50’s. His first three splits were 22.4/47.3/1:12 according to the video. That would make the split on the final 50 around 28.0.

Our hand-timing of the split was more in the realm of:

  • 22.7
  • 24.9
  • 25.6
  • 26.7

Simpson only returned to the pool just over a year ago, racing at the Trojan Invite in October of 2019. At that meet he competed in just the 100 fly, finishing in 51.51. Since then, Simpson has begun training under former Auburn head coach and current USC volunteer assistant Brett Hawke.

Prior to his muscial stardom, Simpson was very successful in the pool. By 2012 he had won multiple gold medals at the Queensland Swimming Championships.

Despite his return to the pool, Simpson has still taken time to continue his career as a pop star. In December of 2020, he released two new singles, Higher Forever and Christmas Dreaming.



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3 months ago

That last 50 oof

Reply to  Johnny
3 months ago

He did the Chad Le Clos race strategy

Irish Ringer
Reply to  Johnny
3 months ago

Dude next to him made up some ground on that last 50, but nevermind he had quiet a head start as well 🙂

Swim Fan
3 months ago

This is awesome!

Wanna Sprite?
3 months ago

24.9 to 28.0?

Reply to  Wanna Sprite?
3 months ago

Quite a drop off

Reply to  MX4x50relay
3 months ago

Those splits are wrong. I got 24.8-25.7-26.6.

Total I got 1:39.5:
It was tough to start from the actual gun because the video starts so abruptly, so I’d guess probably .5 or so tacked on there on the first 50 which makes it 1:40.0