Cody Simpson shows off his very fit physique in tiny trunks at a training session ahead of the 2021 Australian Olympic Swimming Trials
Cody Simpson is currently preparing for the 2021 Australian National Olympic Swimming Trials.
And on Friday, the former pop star was in full training mode as he practiced at the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre in Adelaide.
The 24-year-old showed off his incredibly fit physique and many tattoos in a pair of tiny swimming trunks.
Training: Cody Simpson was in full training mode as he practiced at the SA Aquatic and Leisure Centre in Adelaide on Friday
On Saturday, Cody revealed the Australian swimming moments that inspired him to trade the stage for the pool.
One of those inspirations was Grant Hackett’s 1500m win at the 2004 Athens Olympics, which the athlete achieved with a partially collapsed lung.
‘He’s a long-time friend of the family and he just smashed it. That swim just showed how resilient he is,’ Cody told The Daily Telegraph.
Impressive: The 24-year-old showed off his incredibly fit physique and many tattoos in a pair of tiny swimming trunks
Stretching: The 24-year-old rolled his neck and stretched his shoulders before swimming
Cody also cited Michael Phelps breaking the 50 second record in the 100m butterfly in Rome in 2009 as influential to him.
‘That swim was about redemption. There was a fair bit of controversy when Phelps won Olympic gold the year before by one-hundredth of a second… and a lot of people thought that wasn’t the right result.
‘It was such a super-cool race, and I still watch it,’ he added.
Mama’s boy! One of Cody’s tattoos, location on his biceps, was a love heart with the word ‘mum’ written over it
Healthy: The former pop star showed off his small waist and broad, muscular shoulders
In April, Cody placed ninth in his heat at the Australian National Championships, with a time of 24.79 seconds.
Speaking to News Corp at the time, he said he was ‘dusting himself off’ following the defeat.
He claimed his two weeks in quarantine could have contributed to a loss in his optimal pool performance.
Placement: In April, Cody placed ninth in his heat at the Australian National Championships, with a time of 24.79 seconds
Thirsty? Cody grabbed his oversized water bottle and started chugging down water
‘I probably would have liked to have gone a little quicker, but it was the first race back in a long time and I’ve only just come out of quarantine,’ he said.
Cody continued: ‘Two weeks out of the water sets you back quite a while, but I had to get through the quarantine at some point.’
‘I just wanted to get up and at least do the 50m to dust myself off.’
Working hard: The former teen idol powered through the water during practice