Speakers Profile - Nicole Livingstone

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Beginning her swimming career at just 14, Nicole Livingstone (formerly Stevenson); will go down in history as one of Australia's most successful female backstrokers.

With an international career spanning 12 years, Nicole?s achievements include a silver medal and 2 bronze medals from three Olympic appearances; 6 gold, 2 silver and a bronze from three Commonwealth Games and competing in six Pan Pacific Championships, winning 4 gold 2 silver and 1 bronze medals. She also broke a world record in the 200m backstroke (short course) in 1992.

Nicole also placed her name in the record books by starting the longest winning sequence of any Australian swimmer in history at the national titles winning ten consecutive 100m backstroke titles between 1987 and 1996.

Her determination to achieve personal best in all aspects of her life makes her a great MC or motivational speaker at any seminar or corporate function.

Nicole covers an array of topics in her talks, some of which include the importance of teamwork, the role a great leader plays and also amazing tales form her Olympic days of competition.

A great ambassador for Australian sport, Nicole has received many other awards during her career outside of the pool. These include the Medal of the Order of Australia in June 1997, the Australian Sports Medal in July 2000 and Nicole was also inducted into the Victorian Women's Honour Roll in 2006.

Nicole juggles many commitments, as an expert commentator and host on Channel Ten's new sports channel ONE HD and co host of Thursday Night Live. She is also on the board of the State Centre Trust and Chair the Victorian Government's Community Advisory Committee for Positive Body Image, as well as a mother of three.