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Former Olympic swimming champion & TV Presenter

With her trademark million-dollar smile, Olympic Gold Medals and World Records to her name, Giaan Rooney has had a fantastic swimming career. An adept speaker and presenter, Giaan is a person of enormous talent and professionalism.

As a former darling of Australian Swimming, Giaan holds medals at every level of competition, including an Olympic Gold. In 2006, Giaan retired from swimming to forge a successful career as an Australian TV presenter.

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Giaan burst onto the international swimming scene at the age of 15, winning Gold in the 100m Backstroke at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.

She demonstrated her versatility at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, finishing the meet in style with two Silver Medals from the Relay events. Giaan followed this up by winning the 200m Freestyle at the 2001 World Championships in Japan. In 2002, she was a Commonwealth Games Bronze medalist.

But her greatest achievement to date came as a key member of the 4 x 100m Medley Relay team that won Gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics.  Giaan retired from swimming in 2006.

In 2007, Giaan was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia.

Giaan’s high profile broadcast involvement with Channel 7 has included the Brisbane News team, 2018 Commonwealth Games, 2016 Rio Olympics, Australian Open coverage, commentator for the Australian Swimming Championships, and presenter on the House of Wellness.

Giaan has previously spent years with Channel Nine where she was involved across a range of shows including a co-anchor of Wide World of Sports, presenting stories on Getaway, Postcards, the 2010 Winter Olympics, 2012 London Olympics, Nine’s Spring Racing Coverage and the Today Show weather.

Giaan is an Ambassador for CareSuper, Life Space Probiotics and PetStock National Adpotion Day. She is also an avid supporter of her chosen charities, the Nelune Foundation, Lort Smith Animal Hospital and the Sony Foundation.

Additionally, after a very successful launch, Giaan has released her third lifestyle clothing collection, GR by Giaan Rooney, in partnership with Harris Scarfe.

In 2019, Giaan authored a children’s book ‘Lemon the Llama’, which features story themes around inclusiveness and celebrating our differences.

Giaan relocated from the Gold Coast to her macadamia property in Northern NSW with her husband Sam, and two children Zander & Alexa.

As well as her television and community commitments, Giaan is busy on the speaking circuit where she is in demand as an MC and speaker.

Giaan Rooney OAM

Former Olympic swimming champion & TV Presenter

Quick Contact

Giaan Rooney OAM

Former Olympic swimming champion & TV Presenter

With her trademark million-dollar smile, Olympic Gold Medals and World Records to her name, Giaan Rooney has had a fantastic swimming career. An adept speaker and presenter, Giaan is a person of enormous talent and professionalism.

As a former darling of Australian Swimming, Giaan holds medals at every level of competition, including an Olympic Gold. In 2006, Giaan retired from swimming to forge a successful career as an Australian TV presenter.

More about Giaan Rooney:

Giaan burst onto the international swimming scene at the age of 15, winning Gold in the 100m Backstroke at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.

She demonstrated her versatility at the 2000 Sydney Olympics, finishing the meet in style with two Silver Medals from the Relay events. Giaan followed this up by winning the 200m Freestyle at the 2001 World Championships in Japan. In 2002, she was a Commonwealth Games Bronze medalist.

But her greatest achievement to date came as a key member of the 4 x 100m Medley Relay team that won Gold at the 2004 Athens Olympics.  Giaan retired from swimming in 2006.

In 2007, Giaan was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia.

Giaan’s high profile broadcast involvement with Channel 7 has included the Brisbane News team, 2018 Commonwealth Games, 2016 Rio Olympics, Australian Open coverage, commentator for the Australian Swimming Championships, and presenter on the House of Wellness.

Giaan has previously spent years with Channel Nine where she was involved across a range of shows including a co-anchor of Wide World of Sports, presenting stories on Getaway, Postcards, the 2010 Winter Olympics, 2012 London Olympics, Nine’s Spring Racing Coverage and the Today Show weather.

Giaan is an Ambassador for CareSuper, Life Space Probiotics and PetStock National Adpotion Day. She is also an avid supporter of her chosen charities, the Nelune Foundation, Lort Smith Animal Hospital and the Sony Foundation.

Additionally, after a very successful launch, Giaan has released her third lifestyle clothing collection, GR by Giaan Rooney, in partnership with Harris Scarfe.

In 2019, Giaan authored a children’s book ‘Lemon the Llama’, which features story themes around inclusiveness and celebrating our differences.

Giaan relocated from the Gold Coast to her macadamia property in Northern NSW with her husband Sam, and two children Zander & Alexa.

As well as her television and community commitments, Giaan is busy on the speaking circuit where she is in demand as an MC and speaker.

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