We fell in love with Olympic swimmer Libby Trickett in 2003 when she stormed the Australian swimming championships, then the World Championships in Barcelona. Her career includes 24 gold, 9 silver and 8 bronze medals, and 2 retirements. But it hasn’t always been smooth sailing for this sweetheart of the pool. As well as being a new mum, Libby is now an ambassador for BeyondBlue, and she shares her story with us in this episode.

0:00 – Introduction

3:06  – Author and brain expert Dr. Jenny Brockis talks about the brain gym.


8:38  – Olympic gold medalist swimmer and mother Libby Trickett talks about her career and retirement (twice), depression and becoming a Beyond Blue ambassador

30:40 – conclusion.

Read more of Libby’s story here or follow her on Facebook.

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