GALVEZ Felicity < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA Australia   
Gender Women
Born 04 Mar 1985 in Melbourne, AUS
Height1.67 m
Weight 60 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Canberra, ACT, AUS
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She started swimming at age 12.
Club / Team Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre [SOPAC] and AIS:
Name of coach John Fowlie
Coach from which country? Australia
International Debut
Year 2003
Competing for Australia
Tournament World Championships
Location Spain
General Interest
Nicknames Flis, Flea or Felix. (Australian Media Guide 2007)
Hobbies Watching films, sleeping and public speaking. (Invigorate, 27 Feb 2004; Swimming Australia 20 Dec 2006)
Memorable sporting achievement Making the 200m butterfly final at the 2004 Olympic Games and finishing fifth. (AIS, 20 Dec 2006)
Most influential person in career Her mother. (, 14 Jul 2010).
Hero / Idol Susie O'Neill and Cathy Freeman. (AIS, 19 Feb 2006)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs She has a lucky swimsuit, cap and goggles. (2010 Telstra Australian Swimming Championships Media Guide, 14 Jul 2010).
Sporting philosophy / motto "If life gives you lemons ... make lemonade". (2010 Telstra Australian Swimming Championships Media Guide, 14 Jul 2010)
Awards and honours She is a recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia [OAM]. (, 14 Jul 2010)
Other information ROLE MODEL
She considers herself as a "big role model" for many young sports stars, particulalry young girls, who are competing in a sport that is seen as being part of a "male dominated environment". (, 14 Jul 2010)