Nicole Livingstone began her applauded career as a champion in the Australian Olympic swim team, now a recognised face on television as an expert commentator on the world sporting landscape and important women’s health issues. Since retiring from her accomplished sporting endeavours, Nicole has become a popular media personality hosting Wide World of Sports, Sports Saturday and special event commentary such as coverage of the Commonwealth Games. She has deservedly been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM).Currently, Nicole hosts sports segments for Channel Ten as well as having regular guest appearances on The Project. Her impressive television experience and sporting knowledge adds value to any event as MC or motivational keynote speaker, always proving a favourite with clients and audiences alike.
Beginning on the Australian Swimming Team at just 13, Nicole Livingstone will go down in history as one of Australia’s most successful female backstrokers.
With an international sporting career spanning 12 years, Nicole’s achievements include three medals from three Olympic appearances; 6 gold, 2 silver and a bronze from three Commonwealth Games and competing in six Pan Pacific Championships, winning 4 gold 2 silver and 1 bronze medals. She also broke a world record in the 200m backstroke (short course) in 1992.
Nicole placed her name in the record books with the longest winning sequence of any Australian swimmer in history at the national titles winning ten consecutive 100m backstroke titles between 1987 and 1996, a record still unbroken today.
Upon retiring from swimming, Nicole began a long career in media in a variety of roles – from sports commentary at events like the Olympics and Commonwealth Games to hosting big name shows - ‘Wide World of Sports’, ‘Any Given Sunday’ and ‘The Project’.
A great ambassador for Australian sport, Nicole has received many awards during her career outside of the pool. These include the Medal of the Order of Australia, the Australian Sports Medal and she is also a member of the Victorian Women’s Honour Roll.
In 2016, Nicole was historically voted into ‘The Carbine Club’ as one of two first ever females to be admitted and was announced by the Victorian Government as Chair of the Victorian Institute of Sport.
Nicole juggles many commitments, as a mother of three, an expert sports commentator and host and as a board member of Swimming Australia, the Australian Olympic Committee and Deputy Chair of VicHealth.
Nicole along with her sister Karen Livingstone founded Ovarian Cancer Australia, after their mother passed away from the disease.
She is now the Patron of the organisation.
“I count myself to be so lucky to be able to attend this breakfast … Nicole made me feel that success is attainable in whatever I put my mind too” Feedback from one of our guests.
Nicole nailed the brief and then added more. We were delighted with her presentation on the day. Nicole was personable, relatable and just what we were looking for to showcase the strength of women on International Women’s Day.
What a very nice Lady, what is there not to be proud of as a person and as a Olympian
Municipal Works Officers Association
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.
Colin Marshall Director, Campus Life University of Ballarat
Nicole is simply fabulous. She is professional, entertaining and ensured our event ran smoothly. Easy & pleasant to deal with & look forward to having her at our next graduation ceremony.