James Magnussen enters the 2012 London Olympics as the man to catch in the pool.
The Australian swimming superstar will no doubt feature in headlines right across the world and a dominant performance at the Olympics would surely see him ranked as one of the top male swimmers in the world in the eyes of the general public.
To many, he already is one of the greatest swimmers; to others, he is simply another name next to another fast time.
So, who is James Magnussen and what is all the fuss about? Well here's 10 things that you must know about James Magnussen in preparation for the London Olympics so that you can be right on the pulse when what many see as just another swimmer becomes an international superstar.