Finally, here it is!
I wanted to be able to show people what I do and what I have done throughout my career firstly, as a swimmer, then as a sports broadcaster.
I have been working as a sports broadcaster since getting my first break back in 1994 calling Surf lifesaving for Channel 9 - I can't believe it's now almost 20 years in this industry. There have been some amazing moments that I have had the privilege to commentate on - many of them are now a part of Australia's rich sporting history. Of course there has also been some that I have thought "did I really just say that?!".
I fulfilled a personal goal of broadcasting on the television coverage of an Olympic Games at London 2012, having covered them for Radio at the 2 previous games.
Although it wasn't on Australian TV, it did go right around the world as part of the IOC's world coverage. I worked as the specialist commentator and keeping the Australian theme, Bruce McAvaney was the main caller. What an exceptionally positive person he is - and what a caller! It certainly was a 'dream come true' type of experience!
This past year, I have become involved with the administration of both Swimming Australia and the Australian Olympic Committee. I am incredibly motivated to make a difference to the sporting environment that our athletes strive for success in. I remember all to well, how much effort it takes to be a "professional" athlete and in most cases, the professionalism is the work ethic not the pay!
I'll be posting regularly - updating you on all that is going on in my world, until then, stay safe!