Paralympian, Speaker, Ambassador

My Story

 

My name is Matthew Levy I am 31 years of age,  I was born premature at 25 week with Cerebral Palsy and I am legally blind. I have had approximately 40-50 operations ranging from Heart, Lungs, brain and ear. From the very beginning life was a challenge the support of my parents and countless medical professionals.

I started swimming when I was 5 or 6 and found it was a great way to get my limbs moving and improve my health.

When I was 12 years old, I competed for the first time at the NSW state championships – not particularly successfully but competition was now in my blood.

Disability:

Vision Impairment and Physical Impairment – Cerebral palsy and Hydrocephalus

How acquired:

Premature birth at 25 weeks

Date of Birth:

January 11, 1987

Home:

Northbridge, NSW

Started Competing:

2000

First Competed for Australia:

2003

Olympic Games Experience:

Athens 2004, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016

Heroes:

His parents

Career Highlights:

Winning gold in the 4x100m freestyle at Beijing 2008

Matt Levy

“No matter hard the road seems, there is always light at the end of the tunnel”

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