Codie Grimsey

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Codie Grimsey, Australian National Team member
Codie Grimsey (born 19 May 1990) is a member of the Australian National Open Water Swimming Team. He is the brother of his fellow competitors Trent Grimsey and Ridge Grimsey. He won the 20th annual Flowers Sea Swim in the Cayman Islands in 2012.

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Early Years

Born at Sunnybank hospital in Brisbane into a family of five, his parents enlisted him in a learn-to-swim program at just 6 months of age as a means of safety.

National Competitions

2011 National Championships: - 1st in the 5km Open Water Event - 5th in the 1500metre pool event - 8th in the 10km Open Water Olympic Trial Event

2010 National Championships: - 4th in the 5km Open Water Event - 4th in the 10km Open Water Event

Motivation

Having the persistance to always be improving. Inspired by Mahammad Ali, Steve Prefontaine and his parents.

International Experience

2010 Samoa Oceania Swimming Championships: - 1st in the 10km Open Water Event - 2nd in the 5km Open Water Event - 3rd in the 1500 metre Pool Event

2010 New Zealand King of the Bay Ocean Swim: - 1st (3.8km event)

2010 Brazil King of the Sea: - 1st in the 700 metre sprint challenge - 7th in the 7.5km Ocean Swim

2010 Hawaii: - 1st in Maui Channel Relay - 4th in Wakiki Rough Water Race

2011 Shanghai, China, [FINA World Championships]: - competeing in the 5km and 25km events

Motto

The journey is what gives us happiness, not the destination - Dan Millman.

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