Best known for her long and successful swimming career, Lisa Curry AO has competed in three Olympic Games, two World Championships and three Commonwealth Games and her competitive swimming career spanned an awe-inspiring 23 years and saw her ranked in the top 25 swimmers in the world every year she competed.
Lisa returned to elite sport after swimming, coaching and competing with outrigger team, the Riggeroos, to win four World Championships in 72km Outrigger Canoe race in Hawaii becoming the first Australian team to do so in the history of the race. She also was the first Australian ever to win the Hawaiian Molokai to Oahu 66km solo outrigger race.
For over 25 years, Lisa was a TV presenter and brand ambassador for Uncle Tobys, P&O, Fernwood Fitness and 30Plus, travelling the country promoting a healthy lifestyle. Her 23-year association with Uncle Tobys is still one of the longest and memorable associations ever between a company and athlete.
As one of Australia’s most sought after speakers, she carries out many speaking engagements and personal appearances both nationally and internationally and talks of her success and challenges as an elite athlete as well as her personal experiences as a coach, working mum, wife, author, public personality and health and fitness advocate.
Recently Lisa finished a 50,000km road trip around Australia working in 100 regional towns running boot camps and workshops, speaking and working with preppie kids right through to those living in aged care.
Lisa held the position of Chairman of the National Australia Day Council from 2000 to 2008. Appointed by former Prime Minister John Howard, becoming the first woman to ever hold this prestigious position. She has been awarded an MBE, and OAM for services to sport and community and an AO for lifting the values of what it means to be Australian through her role as Chairman of the National Australia Day Council.