Speakers Profile - Matthew Levy

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Matt approaches everything with the a can do attitude and one of believe in ones self.- this attitude has taken him to 7 Paralympic Medals over 4 games. His achievements have helped has inspire countless others to achieve their best in life whatever that may be.

Matt was born in Sydney in 1987. Levy was born at 25 weeks premature, surviving over 50 odd operations over his life to rise to Gold at the Paralympics in London 2012. Achieving a life long dream of Paralympic Gold.

Matt talks about what it takes to be successful in his book 'Keeping Your Head Above Water' taking lessons learnt over a lifetime of sporting activities and overcoming adversity to achieve success.

Not only has Matt succeed in the pool, he is also an Order of Australia recipient for services to sport, and works at Westpac Bank in change management.

Matt continues to train and is currently on the journey to Tokyo , Paralympics where it will be his 5th Paralympics age 34 years of age. Is a graduate of the Australian Company Directors, currently on boards of Ability Options and Rainbow Club Australia. He has just completed a MBA in Leadership and Innovation.

Awards & Achievements

2004 Athens Paralympics finalist in 5 events.

2006 IPC Swimming World Championships- Finalist

2008 Bejing Paralmypic games. 1 Gold 4x 100 Medley Relay.

2009 World Championships 4 Gold 2 sliver 4 World Records

2010 World Championships 3 Gold 1 Silver 1 bronze 2 World Records

2012 Paralympics London, 1 gold 4x100 Free 1 silver 100 Freestyle S7, 3 Bronze, 200 IM, 100 Breastroke and 4x 100 Medley Relay.

2013 World Championships, 2 Gold 1 silver 1 bronze

2014- Awarded Order of Australia Medal for services to swimming (OAM)

2015- World Championships, 2 Silver, Bronze

2016 Paralmypics Rio, Brazil- 1 Bronze.

2018, commonwealth games, Gold Coast, 1 Gold 50 Freestlye S7

2019, World Championships, London, Bronze Freestyle Relay.

2021,MBA (Leadership and Innovation)

2021, Graduate Australian Company Directors