Felicity Galvez

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Felicity Galvez
Personal information
Full nameFelicity Madeline Galvez
National team Australia
Born (1985-03-04) 4 March 1985 (age 36)
Melbourne, Victoria
Height1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Weight58 kg (128 lb)
StrokesFreestyle, butterfly

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


She broke both the short course 50-metre and 100-metre butterfly world records in 2008, in 25.32 and 55.89, respectively. The 100-metre record lasted for less than a month, as teammate Libby Trickett lowered it on 26 April 2008. The 50-metre 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
50 m butterfly 24.90 Former WR Holder 2010
100 m butterfly 55.43 Former WR Holder 2010
200 m butterfly 2:03.31 2009
100 m freestyle 52.76 2009
200 m freestyle 1:54.88 2009

See also[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 Archived 6 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine
Preceded by
Libby Lenton
Women's 100-metre butterfly
world record-holder (short course)

13 April 2008 – 26 April 2008
Succeeded by
Libby Trickett
Preceded by
Jessicah Schipper
Women's 100-metre butterfly
world record-holder (short course)

11 November 2009 – 12 December 2009
Succeeded by
Diane Bui Duyet
Preceded by
Anna-Karin Kammerling
Women's 50-metre butterfly
world record-holder (short course)

11 April 2008 – 12 November 2008
Succeeded by
Therese Alshammar