Episode #036: Simon Upton
Receiving a scholarship form the Australian Institute of Sport at age 16 for swimming.
Training with David Orbell.
Bill Sweetenham, the masochist of swim coaches.
17 year old son Tyson Upton is headed to the University of Florida.
Roomed with Duncan Armstrong, the man who slayed Matt Biondi and Michael Gross in the 200 Free in 1988.
Laurie Lawrence: madness, obsession, passion.
AIS Death Camp: 10,000 Fly for time anyone?
1992 Olympic Trials, a shoo in for the Olympic Team, got sick and swam 5 seconds slower than his best time. Failed to make the team.
Resented swimming for many, many years after that meet.
AIS never called. No handshake.
Moved to Amsterdam and dove head first in taking pictures.
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