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Cody Simpson’s swim coach insists he can make the 2024 Paris Olympics

Cody Simpson’s swimming coach insists the pop star CAN make the 2024 Paris Olympics – and is preparing to win a gold medal

Cody Simpson recently achieved his childhood dream of qualifying for the Olympic swimming trials.

And in an interview with The Daily Telegraph’s Confidential on Sunday, the pop star’s swimming coach Brett Hawke, insisted the 23-year-old is the real deal.

Brett, who trains Cody at the University of Southern California, told the publication that ‘the goal is Paris 2024’ and gold in the 100m butterfly. 

‘The goal is Paris 2024’: Cody Simpson’s swimming coach Brett Hawke insisted to The Daily Telegraph’s Confidential on Sunday that the pop star (pictured) can make the 2024 Paris Olympics – and is preparing for gold in the 100m butterfly

‘The goal is Paris 2024, certainly not Tokyo. You’ll have three years to watch him progress,’ Brett said.

Brett, a former freestyle Olympic swimmer, also said of Cody’s sheer determination: ‘It’s 5am in LA and we are about to dive into a cold pool. If I didn’t see potential I would be in bed right now.’   

Cody shot to fame as a musician in 2010 with his hit single iYiYi feat. rapper Flo Rida. 

The real deal: Brett (right), a former freestyle Olympic swimmer, also said of Cody's sheer determination: 'It's 5am in LA and we are about to dive into a cold pool. If I didn't see potential I would be in bed right now'

The real deal: Brett (right), a former freestyle Olympic swimmer, also said of Cody’s sheer determination: ‘It’s 5am in LA and we are about to dive into a cold pool. If I didn’t see potential I would be in bed right now’ 

He recently made the cut by swimming the 100m butterfly in 54.9 seconds, beating the qualifying benchmark of 56.87 seconds. 

The hunky star uploaded a photo to Instagram of himself posing triumphantly by a pool and shared an impassioned essay about making his Olympic dreams come true. 

‘I’d love to share this personal milestone and let you in on my current journey as an athlete that I’ve kept relatively low key until now,’ he wrote.

Future Olympic champion? Cody recently made the cut by swimming the 100m butterfly in 54.9 seconds, beating the qualifying benchmark of 56.87 seconds

Future Olympic champion? Cody recently made the cut by swimming the 100m butterfly in 54.9 seconds, beating the qualifying benchmark of 56.87 seconds

‘I have had the chance to experience so much as a musician from touring in arenas around the world, releasing top 10 albums, playing a leading man on Broadway, publishing a work of poetry, travelling with and speaking at the United Nations on environmental and oceanic matters and much more,’ he continued. 

‘For years I had been fuelled by the silent fire in my stomach of returning to my first love, the sport of swimming, with the idea that 2020 would be my year to have a crack at training again.

‘After only five months back in the water training with my incredible coach, I was able to take out a win and secure a spot at next years Australian Olympic trials in the 100 fly.’

Different skills: The hunky star recently spoke about the major differences between his music career and his sporting ambitions, on his coach's podcast, Inside with Brett Hawke

Different skills: The hunky star recently spoke about the major differences between his music career and his sporting ambitions, on his coach’s podcast, Inside with Brett Hawke 

He explained: 'As a musician, it's one of those professions and skill sets that you can take with you and do at a high level for the majority of your life... Obviously in elite sport that window is much smaller at which you can excel at a high level'

He explained: ‘As a musician, it’s one of those professions and skill sets that you can take with you and do at a high level for the majority of your life… Obviously in elite sport that window is much smaller at which you can excel at a high level’ 

Cody also opened up about the major differences between his music career and his sporting ambitions, on Brett’s podcast, Inside with Brett Hawke, last month. 

‘As a musician, it’s one of those professions and skill sets that you can take with you and do at a high level for the majority of your life,’ he said.  

‘You can quite typically play music at a high level until you’re 80, and people do,’ he continued.

‘Obviously in elite sport that window is much smaller at which you can excel at a high level.’  

Fame: Cody shot to fame as a musician in 2010 with his hit single iYiYi feat. rapper Flo Rida

Fame: Cody shot to fame as a musician in 2010 with his hit single iYiYi feat. rapper Flo Rida

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