BRODIE Leith < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA Australia   
Gender Men
Born 16 Jul 1986 in Kempsey, AUS
Height1.89 m
Weight 84 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Occupation Athlete
Languages English
Higher education Hospitality Management, Tourism - University of Queensland: Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? He began swimming at age eight.
Why this sport? He took up swimming for safety reasons: "so that I did not drown".
Club / Team St. Peters Western and QAS: Brisbane, QLD, AUS
Name of coach Michael Bohl
International Debut
Year 2004
Competing for Australia
Tournament Oceania Championships
Location Fiji
General Interest
Nicknames Brodes. (clubsonline.com.au, 16 Jun 2010)
Hobbies Surfing, sleeping and watching television. (clubsonline.com.au, 16 Jun 2010)
Hero / Idol Roger Federer, Michael Phelps and the New Zealander rugby union player Doug Howlett. (clubsonline.com.au, 16 Jun 2010, qasport.qld.gov.au, 04 Jun 2008)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs "If I think of doing something I have to do it because otherwise something bad will happen." (clubsonline.com.au, 16 Jun 2010)
Sporting philosophy / motto "There's no easy way to the top." (NOC, 14 May 2008)
Awards and honours He received the Australian Sports Commission's Male Discovery of the Year award for 2005. (Swimming Australia, 20 Feb 2007)
Other information EARLY DAYS
He left the New South Wales north coast town of Kempsey to move to Brisbane and train under former Olympic Games coach John Rodgers. (Swimming Australia, 28 Aug 2006)