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Episode 96 - Matthew Levy

July 28, 2018

 

My special guest is Matthew Levy. Matthew is one of Australia’s elite swimmers. His record speaks for itself he has competed at 4 consecutive Paralympic Games and has won 2 Gold, 1 Silver and 4 Bronzes. He has been to 5 World Championships winning over 20 International Medals and holding 4 world records. He has an Order of Australia Medal and his amazing journey started when he was born premature at 25 weeks and with Cerebral Palsy. Over the years Matt has had over 40 major operations.

 

 

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WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THIS EPISODE

3:20 – Welcome Matt Levy

4:10 – Adversity and being born premature and cerebral palsy

5:20 – Childhood reflection

7:11 – Love of Swimming

9:05 – Progression in Swimming

10:20 – The team veteran

11:00 – Advice on improving

12:10 – His work load

13:40 – Nationals

15:10 – Work/Life Balance

16:01 – Making up a size difference

18:00 – Disability classification

19:37 – Meeting amazing people in the Paralympics

20:15 – Leadership

21:42 – Paralympics

24:11 – Typical day in the life of Matt Levy

25:10 – Being vision impaired

26:00 – What gets him up in the morning?

31:12 – Involvement with Charities

32:15 – Education on Premature Babies

34:00 – School and growing up

34:44 – World Championships vs Paralympic games

36:40 – His walk out and what goes through his head

38:00 – The importance of the process

39:40 – Adjusting for the relay

41:25 – Breaking a World Record

42:20 – Proudest moment

43:00 – Getting an Order of Australia

44:15 – Leaders he admires

45:20 – How he defines success

46:19 – Favorite venue to swim locally and overseas

48:49 – 5 people he would invite to private dinner party

 

 

 

 
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