Kieren Perkins is an Australian icon. He is a professional sportsman, whose international swimming success and wholesome personality have made him a hero in Australia.
Kieren first started swimming after being seriously injured in a household accident as a 9 year-old boy. During two decades in the pool he performed remarkable achievements winning 11 world records, 2 Olympic gold, 2 Olympic silver and more than a dozen Commonwealth and World Championship medals cementing his place as a superb role model for all Australians.
He dominated the 1500m race during his career and earned himself the name of “SuperFish”. Today, Kieren brings his courageous spirit to his future direction in the corporate world. Appointed to the board of the Australian Sports Commission, he vows to help pave the way for future Olympians and encourage more Australian children to participate in sport.
Kieren is a familiar media face and is also a contributing columnist for the Sydney Morning Herald. He travels on the corporate speaking circuit as a motivational speaker. His story of motivation, determination and success will inspire every audience.