Former Australian Swimmer Libby Trickett collected 24 gold medals on the international stage across Olympic, Commonwealth Games and World Championships events. This included eight long course and seven short course world titles, five Commonwealth Games and four Olympic gold medals which were won at three consecutive Olympic Games.
Libby’s enormous contribution to Australian Swimming was duly recognised when she received a Medal of the Order of Australia in 2005. Since then, her contribution to the community and the nation as a whole goes far beyond her efforts in the pool.
Since retiring from competitive swimming she worked in a marketing role for a start-up technology company, studying her Cert III and IV in fitness and most importantly, is mother to her two children. She worked in the afternoon drive time slot at Triple M on the Luke Bradnam Show with Dobbo, and is now moving careers to be a PE teacher.
Her positivity and devotion to living life to its fullest has made Libby the ideal ambassador for a range of charities where she has inspired and empowered many to be the best they can be. A spirited young woman, champion athlete, revered community figure and loving wife and mother, Libby Trickett is an inspirational role model who, even with overwhelming success, has remained humble and grounded.
Libby is an Ambassador for RUOK? Day, Beyondblue, The Starlight Children’s Foundation, as well as being a Queensland Government Mental Health Ambassador raising awareness of mental health issues at work.