New Zealand former world-class swimmer who won gold medals for his home country in the 200 and 400 meters at the 1996 Summer Olympics. During his career, he set world records in the 200 meter butterfly and 400 meter freestyle .
He was born in the port city Timaru.
He competed on the second season of the New Zealand edition of Dancing with the Stars.
He is the youngest of four children.
He appeared in a 2012 video campaign supporting gay marriage alongside New Zealand entertainers like singer and guitarist Anika Moa.