Felicity Galvez

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Felicity Galvez
Personal information
Full name Felicity Madeline Galvez
Nationality  Australia
Born (1985-03-04) 4 March 1985 (age 29)
Melbourne, Australia
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight 58 kilograms (128 lb)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Butterfly, Freestyle
Club Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre

Felicity Madeline Galvez OAM[1] (born 4 March 1985) is an Australian swimmer and two time Olympic gold medalist from Melbourne, Victoria. She was an Australian Institute of Sport scholarship holder.[2] She was educated at Runnymede College, in Madrid.

Career[edit]

She broke both the short course 50m and 100 Butterfly world records in 2008, in 25.32 and 55.89, respectively. The 100m record lasted for less than a month, as teammate Libby Trickett lowered it on 26 April 2008. The 50m record was broken by Therese Alshammar during the Stockholm stop of the 2008 FINA World Cup Series, but Marieke Guehrer returned it to Australian hands just days later. Galvez broke the 100m butterfly short course world record again at the 2009 FINA World Cup Series in Stockholm with a 55.46. That is 0.22 seconds faster than the previous mark of 55.68 set by Australian teammate, Jessicah Schipper on 12 August 2009.

Career best times[edit]

Event Time Record Season
Long Course
50m butterfly 26.24 2009
100m butterfly 57.60 2008
200m butterfly 2:07.66 2008
100 m freestyle 54.50 2009
200m freestyle 1:58.00 2008
Event Time Record Season
Short Course
50m butterfly 24.90 Former WR Holder 2010
100m butterfly 55.43 Former WR Holder 2010
200m butterfly 2:03.31 2009
100 m freestyle 52.76 2009
200m freestyle 1:54.88 2009

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Galvez, Felicity Madeline". It's An Honour. Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Retrieved 26 January 2009. 
  2. ^ AIS at the Olympics

External links[edit]

Records
Preceded by
Australia Libby Lenton
Women's 100 metre butterfly
world record holder (short course)

13 April 2008 – 26 April 2008
Succeeded by
Australia Libby Trickett
Preceded by
Sweden Anna-Karin Kammerling
Women's 50 metre butterfly
world record holder (short course)

11 April 2008 – 12 November 2008
Succeeded by
Sweden Therese Alshammar