Nicole Livingstone OAM
Beginning her swimming career at 14, Nicole Livingstone (formerly Stevenson), is one of Australia’s most successful female swimmers. With a career spanning over 10 years, Nicole’s achievements include one silver and two bronze medals from three Olympic appearances; six gold, two silver and one bronze medal from three Commonwealth Games; and four gold, two silver and one bronze medal from competing in six Pan Pacific Championships. She also broke a world record in the 200 m backstroke (short course) in 1992. Nicole has placed her name in the record books by starting the longest winning sequence of any Australian swimmer in history at the national titles winning 10 consecutive 100 m backstroke titles between 1987 and 1996.
A great ambassador for Australian sport, Nicole has received many other awards during her career outside the pool. These include the Medal of the Order of Australia in June 1997 and the Australian Sports Medal in July 2000. Nicole was inducted into the Victorian Women’s Honour Roll in 2006. Nicole has recently joined Network Ten as an expert commentator on the new ONE channel and as co-host of Thursday Night Live.
Nicole helped found Ovarian Cancer Australia with her sister Karen Livingstone after their mother passed away from the disease. She is now the Patron of the organisation.