Nicole Livingstone represented Australia at three Olympic Games, three Commonwealth Games and six Pan Pacific Championships, and has successfully made the transition into television and radio sports presenting.
Nicole Livingstone won nine consecutive national titles in the Women’s 100m backstroke event, and represented Australia with distinction at three Olympic Games and three Commonwealth Games. She retired from the sport in 1996 and was able to build on her television and radio presenting abilities through Channel Nine shows including Wide World of Sports and Sports Saturday. She was awarded an Order of Australia Medal in 1997, and has recently joined the board of Swimming Australia, as well as frequently commentating for Channel Ten.
- Nicole Livingstone is one of Australia's leading sporting personalities and swimming greats.
- Her career achievements include competing at three Olympic Games, three Commonwealth Games and six Pan Pacific Championships in which she achieved an impressive number of medals.
- During her swimming career she was a member of the Australian Swimming Team for 12 consecutive years.
- Nicole has been a highly credentialed media personality on both Channel 9 and Channel 10 for the last 17 years.
Known as one of Australia’s most accomplished backstroke swimmers, Nicole Livingstone won nine consecutive national titles in the Women’s 100m backstroke event. She has won two bronze medals and a silver at Olympic level, as well as six gold, two silver and one bronze medal at Commonwealth Games.
Upon retiring from the sport in 1996, she turned her love of athletics into an illustrious television career. Hosting programs such as Wide World of Sports and Sports Saturday for Australia’s Channel Nine, Nicole has had the privilege of commentating on a variety of events, including Channel Nine’s coverage of the Commonwealth Games.
After nearly ten years of working with Channel Nine, Nicole expanded her career in 2006, hosting the popular Any Given Sunday with her co-anchor Mick Molloy. This earned her a spot with Ten News, in which she currently works presenting the sports segments for the channel. Nicole also makes regular guest appearances on The Project and The Circle. In support of Australian Sports, Nicole is also a member of VicHealth and the State Sports Centre Trust.
She was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 1997, the Australian Sports Medal in 2000 and was inducted into the Victorian Women’s Honour Roll in 2006.
She sits on the board of the Australian Sports Anti Doping Authority (ASADA) and the State Sports Centre Trust. She also chairs the Victorian Government’s Community Advisory on Body Image, is patron of Ovarian Cancer Australia and was recently appointed to the board of Swimming Australia.
Nicole Livingstone’s extensive training and knowledge in the world of sports, her unique ability to flourish in the very different careers of swimming and television, and the nearly two decades she has spent in front of the camera have given her a strong foundation for not only being able to deliver inspiring, informational speeches, but also the eloquence to do so.
As a public speaker, Nicole is engaging, articulate and charming, making her the perfect guest for any number of events.
"Nicole was very engaging, personable and a delight to have speak at our awards night. Everyone commented on what a fantastic speaker she was and what an enjoyable night they had. Thank you."
Whitehorse City Council
“Built rapport really well with the Team. Very open & warm. Spoken from the heart.”
National Australia Bank
“Nicole was a perfect choice for our event, the Yarra Valley Water Safety Fun Days. Her passion for safety in the water really shone though, due to her experience as a mum to twins and as a professional swimmer. Nicole presented herself extremely well, and this was commented on by numerous attendees at our launch.”
Yarra Valley Water
“Nicole had the audience eating out of the palms of her hands. She was engaging, witty, down to earth, and absolutely entertaining.”
“Nicole was a great speaker - she was very interesting and very inspirational. We received very good feedback from our clients who attended this event. It was great that Nicole was willing to share with us such personal information about her life.”
“Excellent. Nicole was a pleasure to work with. She is very friendly, open and passionate and really held the attention of the audience. Nicole got fully involved in the evening and mingled with guests after the awards were over.”
Fairfax Community Newspapers
“ Nicole was fantastic. She fitted right in, spoke to guests and made everyone feel special. What an amazing person who fits into all situations with all people. Nicole was more than an MC she was like a guest with a story.”
"We were delighted with Nicole's presentation, she was warn and we felt like we had known her for years!"
"Nicole was amazing! What a professional, warm and generous MC she turned out to be. Nicole quickly understood what it was we hoped to achieve for our event and she delivered. Nicole was brilliant and we would certainly have her back again."
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