Further Personal Information
||Brisbane, QLD, AUS
||Hospitality Management, Tourism - University of Queensland: Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He began swimming at age eight.
|Why this sport?
||He took up swimming for safety reasons: "so that I did not drown".
|Club / Team
||St. Peters Western and QAS: Brisbane, QLD, AUS
|Name of coach
||Brodes. (clubsonline.com.au, 16 Jun 2010)
||Surfing, sleeping and watching television. (clubsonline.com.au, 16 Jun 2010)
|Hero / Idol
||Roger Federer, Michael Phelps and the New Zealander rugby union player Doug Howlett. (clubsonline.com.au, 16 Jun 2010, qasport.qld.gov.au, 04 Jun 2008)
|Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
||"If I think of doing something I have to do it because otherwise something bad will happen." (clubsonline.com.au, 16 Jun 2010)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"There's no easy way to the top." (NOC, 14 May 2008)
|Awards and honours
||He received the Australian Sports Commission's Male Discovery of the Year award for 2005. (Swimming Australia, 20 Feb 2007)
He left the New South Wales north coast town of Kempsey to move to Brisbane and train under former Olympic Games coach John Rodgers. (Swimming Australia, 28 Aug 2006)