Ceccon's competitive journey began at an early age, driven by a passion for the water that quickly showed having that big event edge that the greats are known for. Since recording his first age-group international win at the Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Ceccon followed this up with two more titles at the 2019 World Junior Swimming Championships. Once a rising star, Ceccon has fully arrived on the top swimming stage.

One more big goal is coming up this October: mixing it up for the overall win of the Swimming World Cup 2023 tour.  One thing is a near certainty: Thomas Ceccon stands to leave a last mark on this year’s Swimming World Cup season.

How are you feeling coming into the 2023 Swimming World Cup season?

Image Source: Mike Lewis/World Aquatics

I'm happy to be racing the Swimming World Cups again because last year was super fun and taught me a lot!

At the end of last year’s 2022 Swimming World Cups racing this series was one of your best-ever experiences and “it left a mark on my life.” What is one standout moment among them all that you remember from last year?

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The best moment for me was racing with my friends. It’s as simple as that, just having fun with the brothers. 

With this year’s tour visiting Berlin, Athens and Budapest are you especially interested in racing in one of these cities? If so, why?

Image Source: Scene from the Mens 4x100m Free Relay Finals at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympic Games (Adam Pretty/Getty Images)

Definitely Athens. I’ve never been there before.

Can we expect the moustache to be in attendance at this year’s SWC?

Image Source: Ceccon rocking the 'stache at the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka (Mike Lewis/World Aquatics)

Haha, I don’t think so. Maybe I’ll be there with a beard or maybe without. But definitely no more moustache for this year!


Contributing: Gunnar Bentz