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Matt Levy, is an Australian Paralympic swimmer and Gold Medallist. Born 15 weeks prematurely, with cerebral palsy and a vision impairment, Matt was thrown into the world and given two choices: to sink or to swim. Beating all the odds, he emerged as a Paralympic Gold Medallist, public speaker, and a business manager-all due to a mindset shift he experienced fighting for life at the bottom.
 
In his book 'Keeping Your Head Above Water' Matt details how his perceived shortcomings led him to discover his unique strengths. Follow Matt's journey as he blazes his trail to greatness ... one stroke at a time.


Here's a little more about this North Sydney resident and local legend ...

 

Q) What do you love the most about your job?
I love the people I meet and the experiences of representing my country.
 
Q) What are you working on right now?
I’m swimming and training for the commonwealth games next year.
  
Q) What is your proudest moment?
Winning gold as part of the 4x100 Freestyle relay in Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, that was a very proud moment . 

Q) What is the first thing you thought of as you passed the finish line?
Relief that all the hard work amounted to a gold medal. 

Q) How do you deal with nerves?
Just try and remember all the hard work I have done to get there and to most of all have fun.

Q) What advice do you have for young athletes? 
Don’t take your opportunities for granted. 

 

Q) What is the first thing you will do when lockdown ends?
Eat pizza in Italy 
 
Q) If you had a superpower, what would it be?
Be invisible because then you have the freedom to do anything or be anything you want. 

Q) If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
Pineapple Pizza is life!

Q) Where is your favourite spot in North Sydney?

North Sydney Olympic Pool is where I spend a lot of my time, can’t wait to get back in the water when it opens. 

Q) What prompted you to write this book?
To share my message and to show people that anything is possible.

Support Matt by checking out his book ‘Keeping Your Head Above Water,’ which gives insights into his own template for success and leaves the reader with practical tips and hints that they can use on their own journey.  Click HERE to find out more 

 
Community

Your Local Legends

Matt Levy, is an Australian Paralympic swimmer and Gold Medallist. Born 15 weeks prematurely, with cerebral palsy and a vision impairment, Matt was thrown into the world and given two choices: to sink or to swim. Beating all the odds, he emerged as a Paralympic Gold Medallist, public speaker, and a business manager-all due to a mindset shift he experienced fighting for life at the bottom.
 
In his book 'Keeping Your Head Above Water' Matt details how his perceived shortcomings led him to discover his unique strengths. Follow Matt's journey as he blazes his trail to greatness ... one stroke at a time.


Here's a little more about this North Sydney resident and local legend ...

 

Q) What do you love the most about your job?
I love the people I meet and the experiences of representing my country.
 
Q) What are you working on right now?
I’m swimming and training for the commonwealth games next year.
  
Q) What is your proudest moment?
Winning gold as part of the 4x100 Freestyle relay in Tokyo 2020 Paralympics, that was a very proud moment . 

Q) What is the first thing you thought of as you passed the finish line?
Relief that all the hard work amounted to a gold medal. 

Q) How do you deal with nerves?
Just try and remember all the hard work I have done to get there and to most of all have fun.

Q) What advice do you have for young athletes? 
Don’t take your opportunities for granted. 

 

Q) What is the first thing you will do when lockdown ends?
Eat pizza in Italy 
 
Q) If you had a superpower, what would it be?
Be invisible because then you have the freedom to do anything or be anything you want. 

Q) If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would you choose?
Pineapple Pizza is life!

Q) Where is your favourite spot in North Sydney?

North Sydney Olympic Pool is where I spend a lot of my time, can’t wait to get back in the water when it opens. 

Q) What prompted you to write this book?
To share my message and to show people that anything is possible.

Support Matt by checking out his book ‘Keeping Your Head Above Water,’ which gives insights into his own template for success and leaves the reader with practical tips and hints that they can use on their own journey.  Click HERE to find out more