English Channel star takes aim

by Mark Bode, 2nd Nov 2012

WORLD No.1 marathon swimmer Trent Grimsey has battled adversity to earn the respect of his peers - but it seems Swimming Australia is proving harder to please.

Grimsey, who will today attempt to win his second Eyeline Noosa 1000 Ocean Swim, has accused Swimming Australia of snubbing him because he is an open-water competitor.

The Brisbane-based swimmer has produced his best year in the sport - highlighted by his ascension to the top of the FINA open-water grand prix circuit rankings and his record-breaking English Channel crossing.

In 24-year-old Grimsey, Australia has one of its most accomplished athletes.

Can someone tell Swimming Australia?

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