Stephanie Rice

Former Olympian, Author, Entrepreneur & Keynote Speaker

Stephanie Rice is a born champion who has proven her talents as an Olympic swimmer, author, brand ambassador and founder of the kids' swimwear Company RACERiCE.

An engaging keynote speaker, Stephanie has a direct and open approach. She likes nothing more than to share her knowledge and experiences with others in the hope that through her stories, she can have a positive impact on other people's lives.

More about Stephanie Rice:

Stephanie Rice grew up in Brisbane and was barely known before she hit the pool for the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne.

Aged just 18 at the time, she seemingly came from nowhere to win Gold medals in the 200-metres and 400m individual medleys. In 2007, Rice consolidated her achievements with third placings in both medley events at the World Championships in Melbourne, proving she was a bona fide world-class performer. In both races, she finished behind American teenager Katie Hoff.

Stephanie's debut at the Beijing Olympic Games in 2008 proved that she was a force to be reckoned. Not just content with winning three Olympic Gold medals at the Games, she also broke the world record - three times! Her victories included: gold and world record in the 400m Individual Medley, 200m Individual Medley and 4x200m Freestyle Relay.

Following a successful 10-year career as an elite athlete, Stephanie experienced the ebbs and lows that come from living a very competitive and high profile life. Her experience working in and out of the pool, with different mentors from within sport and business, helped shape the approach and philosophies that have driven her career forward.

Following her retirement from sport, Stephanie competed in, and won, the high rating Australian TV show Celebrity Apprentice. At just 24 years of age, she was the youngest person ever to win the show worldwide.

Stephanie co-authored her own book The Art of Wellness, and has been an ambassador for a number of well-known national brands in Australia.

Now an entrepreneur, she has worked on business ventures in India and Dubai, and founded her own kids' swimwear company, RACERiCE.