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|Full name||Hayley Jane Lewis|
|Born||2 March 1974|
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
|Height||1.71 m (5 ft 7 in)|
|Weight||64 kg (141 lb)|
|Strokes||Freestyle, butterfly, medley|
|Club||Commercial Swim Club|
Hayley Jane Lewis, OAM (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.
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
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.
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.
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.
She is also a regular contributor to entertainment and lifestyle website Live4.
Lewis was inducted into the Sport Australia Hall of Fame in 1997. She received an Australian Sports Medal in 2000 and a Medal of the Order of Australia in 2003.
- List of Olympic medalists in swimming (women)
- List of World Aquatics Championships medalists in swimming (women)
- List of Commonwealth Games medallists in swimming (women)
- ^ a b "Lewis, Hayley Jane OAM". It's an Honour. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
- ^ "Hayley Lewis - Live4". Archived from the original on 25 August 2012. Retrieved 29 August 2012.
- ^ "Hayley Lewis". Sport Australia Hall of Fame. Retrieved 25 September 2020.
- ^ "Lewis, Hayley Jane". It's an Honour. Retrieved 28 October 2013.
- ABC Online News: Athletes - Hayley Lewis
- Australian Swimming | News Article
- Australian Associated Press, Hayley Lewis called to murder trial, The Sydney Morning Herald, 21 October 2003
- ABC Online News - Athletes - Hayley Lewis
- Hayley Lewis at IMDb
- 1974 births
- Living people
- Olympic swimmers of Australia
- Swimmers at the 1992 Summer Olympics
- Swimmers at the 1996 Summer Olympics
- Swimmers at the 2000 Summer Olympics
- Australian female freestyle swimmers
- Australian female butterfly swimmers
- Sportswomen from Queensland
- Australian Swimmers of the Year
- Swimmers at the 1990 Commonwealth Games
- Swimmers at the 1994 Commonwealth Games
- Commonwealth Games gold medallists for Australia
- Commonwealth Games bronze medallists for Australia
- Olympic bronze medalists in swimming
- Australian female medley swimmers
- Female long-distance swimmers
- World Aquatics Championships medalists in swimming
- World Aquatics Championships medalists in open water swimming
- People educated at Brisbane State High School
- Recipients of the Medal of the Order of Australia
- Recipients of the Australian Sports Medal
- Sport Australia Hall of Fame inductees
- Swimmers from Brisbane
- Medalists at the 1992 Summer Olympics
- Commonwealth Games silver medallists for Australia
- Olympic bronze medalists for Australia
- Commonwealth Games medallists in swimming
- Olympic silver medalists for Australia
- Medallists at the 1990 Commonwealth Games
- Medallists at the 1994 Commonwealth Games