Paralympian, Speaker, Ambassador

My name is Matthew Levy.

I am 32 years of age and I was born premature at 25 weeks with Cerebral Palsy and I am legally blind.

I have had approximately 40-50 operations on my Heart, Lungs, Brain and ears.

I am also a swimmer.  I have competed at four consecutive Paralympic Games, winning 2 gold, 1 silver and 4 bronze medals. I have swam at 5 World Championships and countless Nationals and other professional meets, won 20 international medals, held 4 World Records and have been awarded the Order of Australia Medal (O.A.M).

I am an Ambassador for Australia Day, Westpac International Disability Day, Life’s Little Treasures, Athlete Leader Swimming Australia, Telstra Paralympic Education Program and Vision Australia Speaking Program.

Matt Leavy Medal

Swimming Achievements

Charity & Community

My Story

Keeping Your Head Above Water

Inspirational Insights from a Champion of Life

Born premature Matt Levy was thrown into the world and given two choices: to sink or to swim. Beating all the odds, he emerged as a Paralympic Gold Medallist, public speaker, and a business manager–all due to a mindset shift he experienced fighting for life at the bottom.

In his book ‘Keeping Your Head Above Water’ Matt details how his perceived shortcomings led him to discover his unique strengths. Travel by Matt’s side as he blazes his trail to greatness. As his companion, you will learn how to stop comparing yourself to others, capitalize on your talents, and stay focused as you charge forward.

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