Freedomroo – Cody Simpson jets off to Adelaide ahead of the Australian Olympic swimming trials

Ready to make a splash! Cody Simpson jetted to Adelaide on Thursday ahead one of the most pivotal moments in his sporting career - the Australian Olympic swimming trials

Ready to make a splash! Cody Simpson jets off to Adelaide with his mother Angie and girlfriend Marloes Stevens by his side ahead of the Australian Olympic swimming trials

Cody Simpson jetted to Adelaide on Thursday ahead one of the most pivotal moments in his sporting career – the Australian Olympic swimming trials.

The 24-year-old singer and swimmer was spotted at Sydney Airport with his mother Angie and girlfriend Marloes Stevens by his side.

The ex of Miley Cyrus cut a casual figure as he made his way through the terminal after being dropped off by his doting younger sister Alli, 23. 

Ready to make a splash! Cody Simpson jetted to Adelaide on Thursday ahead one of the most pivotal moments in his sporting career – the Australian Olympic swimming trials

Cody beat the winter chill in a pair of edgy black trousers, which he teamed with white sneakers and a loose grey jumper. 

He kept his famous face covered with a face mask, as mandatory in the airport, and a pair of black sunglasses. 

Cody carried a backpack and a blue Speedo bag, presumably filled with his swimming gear.  

Familiar face: He kept his famous face covered with a face mask, as mandatory in the airport, and a pair of black sunglasses.  Pictured with his girlfriend Marloes

Familiar face: He kept his famous face covered with a face mask, as mandatory in the airport, and a pair of black sunglasses.  Pictured with his girlfriend Marloes

Casual chic: His girlfriend Marloes looked chic in an all-black outfit, which consisted of black jeans, a jumper and thick jacket

Casual chic: His girlfriend Marloes looked chic in an all-black outfit, which consisted of black jeans, a jumper and thick jacket

From singing to the pool: On Saturday, Cody revealed the Australian swimming moments that inspired him to trade the stage for the pool. Pictured with his mother Angie

From singing to the pool: On Saturday, Cody revealed the Australian swimming moments that inspired him to trade the stage for the pool. Pictured with his mother Angie

His girlfriend Marloes looked chic in an all-black outfit, which consisted of black jeans, a jumper and thick jacket. 

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.  

Inspiration: One of those inspirations was Grant Hackett's 1500m win at the 2004 Athens Olympics, which the athlete achieved with a partially collapsed lung

Inspiration: One of those inspirations was Grant Hackett’s 1500m win at the 2004 Athens Olympics, which the athlete achieved with a partially collapsed lung

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.

In April, Cody placed ninth in his heat at the Australian National Championships, with a time of 24.79 seconds.

Result: In April, Cody placed ninth in his heat at the Australian National Championships, with a time of 24.79 seconds

Result: 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.

‘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.’ 

Not defeated: 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

Not defeated: 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

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