Barracuda S1 03
Fresh from his world record-breaking swim, Danny's dreams come true when he is accepted into the Australian squad for the 1998 Commonwealth Games in Kuala Lumpur. He celebrates with Taylor but their developing relationship takes a turn when Taylor introduces Danny to someone new. Danny enjoys his celebrity status at school, but struggles to get back his world record pace in the pool. Convinced he's not getting the support he needs and terrified of failure, Danny takes up Ben Whitter's offer and joins the VIS. Along with his new life at the Vic Institute, Danny is soon seduced into the glossy world of elite sport. He feels like he's finally getting the attention he deserves. The Taylors are supportive of Danny's new trajectory at the VIS whilst adding salt to Martin's wounds. Taylor confesses how much he misses swimming and the peace he found in the water. But on the eve of the Commonwealth Games swim, Danny is far from peaceful. Taylor is not coming to see him swim and the angry noise in Danny's head builds as the race approaches.