Ian Thorpe is now cleaning pools - even if it's just in a funny ad for a telco

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Ian Thorpe is one of the greatest Australian Olympians in history.

The “Thorpedo” won five Olympic gold medals, an Australia record, dominating the 2000 and 2004 summer games. He won 11 world championships.

As it turns out, he’s also a comedian.

Teaming up with Optus to promote the telco’s deals for small business, Thorpe announces that he has taken the next step in his career and started a pool cleaning business.

In the ad, Thorpe introduces his new venture “Thorpedo Pool Cleaning” and conducts a tour of his office, showing off his “special water” where he broke his first world record and drawer of gold medals and petty cash.

He says the decision was a “natural progression” for him because he has a “sixth sense” after having spent so much time in the water.

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