Ian Thorpe

Olympic Swimming Legend

Ian Thorpe is an Australian swimming legend who has led Australia as the nation's greatest Olympian ever. He boasts nine Olympic medals, including five gold medals. Outside of the Olympics, Ian has also won 11 World Championship titles (the most ever), ten gold medals from the Commonwealth Games and nine Pan Pacific titles.

"One of the world's greatest athletes"

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  • Motivation
  • Inspiration
  • Goal Setting
  • The Olympics
  • Performing at the Highest Level
  • Lifestyle
  • The Life and Times of Ian Thorpe


He presents in English.

How he presents

Highly inspiring and charismatic, Ian Thorpe is a sought-after guest speaker at a wide range of events and his presentations are well received by audiences around the globe.

Books & Media

  • Eat Well Now: And Your Body Will Thank You Later
  • This Is Me
  • Cook for Your Life

In Detail

Ian's illustrious career transcends the pool, garnering him prestigious accolades and honours. He was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia in 2001 for his exceptional contributions to sport during the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games, where he also earned recognition as the Young Australian of the Year and received the Australian Sports Medal. A four-time consecutive World Swimmer of the Year, Ian holds honorary Doctorates from Macquarie University and Western Sydney University. Committed to community engagement, he serves as an ambassador for esteemed organisations such as Australian Marriage Equality, AIS, and Invictus Games, while also assuming roles as patron for AIME and board member for ReachOut and Parley. His dedication to the Indigenous Australian community earned him the Human Rights Medal in 2012.


Ian Thorpe's presentations extend beyond the realm of sport, as he advocates for goal setting and a vibrant, health-conscious lifestyle. Through his experiences, he exemplifies how determination and courage can pave the path to success in both business and life endeavours.


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