Further Personal Information
||Sydney, NSW, AUS
Sport Specific Information
|When and where did you begin this sport?
||He took up swimming seriously at age 12.
|Why this sport?
||He began swimming seriously after he made the Australian nationals after almost no training.
|Club / Team
||Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre [SOPAC]: Sydney, NSW, AUS
|Name of coach
|Coach from which country?
||Arnie, Danny (Swimming Australia, 30 Aug 2010)
||Movies, rugby league, photography, cooking, cars. (Swimming Australia, 16 Jun 2010)
|Memorable sporting achievement
||Being named Swimmer of the Meet at the 2007 Junior Pan Pacific Championships. (Swimming Australia, 16 Jun 2010)
|Most influential person in career
||His coach and family. (Swimming Australia, 16 Jun 2010)
|Hero / Idol
||US swimmer Aaron Peirsol and Australian rugby league player Brad Fittler. (Swimming Australia, 16 Jun 2010)
||He has broken two fingers in his career. (Swimming Australia, 16 Jun 2010)
|Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs
||He always has to shower before he races. (Swimming Australia, 16 Jun 2010)
|Sporting philosophy / motto
||"Never back down, always stand your ground." (Swimming Australia, 16 Jun 2010)
After missing out on selection for the 2008 Olympic Games he motivated himself to train for London. "When I didn't make it in 2008, people asked me what I was going to do. I just said I'll train for the next one." (hornsby-advocate.whereilive.com.au, 30 Mar 2012)
He has four tattoos - a nautical star behind his left ear, his surname on his biceps, a Koi fish on his left foot and 'RIP' on his right forearm. (olympics.com.au, 23 Mar 2012)