Hayley Lewis

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Hayley Lewis
Hayley Lewis 2011 (cropped).jpg
Hayley Lewis 2011
Personal information
Full nameHayley Jane Lewis
National team Australia
Born (1974-03-02) 2 March 1974 (age 47)
Brisbane, Queensland
Height1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)
Weight64 kg (141 lb)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle, butterfly
ClubCommercial Swim Club
Medal record
Women's swimming
Representing Australia
Olympic Games
Silver medal – second place 1992 Barcelona 800 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 1992 Barcelona 400 m freestyle
World Championships (LC)
Gold medal – first place 1991 Perth 200 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 1991 Perth 400 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 1991 Perth 400 m medley
Silver medal – second place 1994 Rome 800 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 1991 Perth 200 m butterfly
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Fukuoka 5 km open water
Pan Pacific Championships
Gold medal – first place 1993 Kobe 1500 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 1995 Atlanta 800 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 1993 Kobe 800 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 1993 Kobe 4×200 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 1995 Atlanta 1500 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 1995 Atlanta 4×200 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 1993 Kobe 400 m medley
Bronze medal – third place 1995 Atlanta 400 m freestyle
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1990 Auckland 200 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 1990 Auckland 400 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 1990 Auckland 200 m butterfly
Gold medal – first place 1990 Auckland 400 m medley
Gold medal – first place 1990 Auckland 4×200 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 1994 Victoria 400 m freestyle
Gold medal – first place 1994 Victoria 4×200 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 1994 Victoria 800 m freestyle
Silver medal – second place 1994 Victoria 200 m butterfly
Bronze medal – third place 1990 Auckland 200 m medley
Bronze medal – third place 1994 Victoria 400 m medley

Hayley Jane Lewis, OAM[1] (born 2 March 1974), is an Australian former competitive swimmer best known for winning five gold medals and one bronze medal at the 1990 Commonwealth Games as a 15-year-old.

Lewis is a former host of The Biggest Loser.

Sporting career[edit]

Lewis's 1990 Commonwealth Games gold medals were in the 200-metre freestyle, the 400-metre freestyle, the 200-metre butterfly, 400-metre individual medley and the 4×200-metre freestyle relay. She also won a bronze in the 200-metre individual medley.

At the 1991 World Championships in Perth she won gold in the 200-metre freestyle, silver in the 400-metre freestyle, silver in the 400-metre individual medley, and bronze in the 200-metre butterfly.

For the rest of her career, Lewis focused on the 800-metre freestyle, in which her best Olympic result was a silver medal at the 1992 Summer Olympics and a silver at the 1994 Rome World Championships. She also won a bronze medal in the 400-metre freestyle in Barcelona. At the 2001 World Aquatics Championships, Lewis won a bronze medal in the 5-kilometre open water competition. She had planned to attempt to qualify for the 10-kilometre open water event at the 2004 Summer Olympics, but this event was removed from the competition. She competed at three Olympics.

Post swimming career[edit]

Left to right, Michelle Bridges, Tiffiny Hall and Hayley Lewis (2011)

Lewis is a previous host of the Australian version of The Biggest Loser between 2010 and 2014. She started the first swimming centre based inside a major shopping centre within Australia in 2002 at Westfield Carindale in Brisbane.[citation needed]

In September 2010, Westfield's redevelopment plans saw Lewis's pool demolished. She now owns a gift and homewares store in Brisbane, Coming Up Roses.[citation needed]

In April 2011, Random House published Hayley's first business book, Dream Believe Create. She married her childhood sweetheart, Greg Taylor, in 1997 and they have two sons, Jacob and Kai.[citation needed]

She is also a regular contributor to entertainment and lifestyle website Live4.[2]

Honours[edit]

Lewis was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1997.[3] She received an Australian Sports Medal in 2000 and a Medal of the Order of Australia in 2003.[1][4]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Lewis, Hayley Jane OAM". It's an Honour. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 25 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "Hayley Lewis". Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
  4. ^ "Lewis, Hayley Jane". It's an Honour. Retrieved 28 October 2013.

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