Posted: 26 July, 2012 by Triple M Sport

Nick D'Arcy Tells The Grill Team How He Has Bounced Back From Controversy

Nick D'Arcy says his friends and family, along with his own passion and desire to succeed, has driven him to overcome the controversial incidents in his personal life.

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Nick D'Arcy says his friends and family, along with his own passion and desire to succeed, has driven him to overcome the controversial incidents in his personal life.

D'Arcy pleaded guilty to one charge of recklessly inflicting grievous bodily harm in 2008 after striking fellow swimmer Simon Cowley, who suffered fractures to his jaw, eye socket, hard palate, cheek bone and nose.

He was dropped from the Australian Olympic team for the Beijing Games and some called for him to again be banned after he posed with guns in the US fellow Australian swimmer Kenrick Monk and posted them on social media earlier this year.

When asked by The Grill Team how he has been able to move on from the dramas, D'Arcy paid tribute to his support network and his swimming team-mates.

"It's been a difficult couple of years, and there has been times when I wasn't sure if I was going to stay in the sport," said D'Arcy.

"I think just having a really good support network .. and having that passion and drive to achieve and kind of feeling I had something left to give to the sport and give back to my family and things like that has really just driven me and taken me to the next level."

"Those sorts of things make you a better athlete and a better person."

D'Arcy says he has a 'great relationship' with the Australian swimmers in the London team.

"We're really tight-knit and we get on really well."

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