Aussie Paralympian Matt Levy has been fueled by Bare Blends for the last four years, and we have watched him continue to break records all over the world.
We dropped in to ask Matt about his training, accomplishments, nutrition and how he performs at his best.
Tell us a little bit about yourself.
My name is Matthew Levy. I am 28 years of age, and I was born premature at 25 weeks with Cerebral Palsy and I am legally blind. From the very beginning life was a challenge, but with the support of my parents and countless medical professionals I was able to come out the other end strong and motivated to achieve in life.
I have been swimming since the age of 12, first representing Australia at the age of 13.
Why is nutrition so important to you?
I believe what you eat and what you put into yourself is how you are going to feel. So nutrition is very important to daily health and also as a sports person.
What helps you stay on top of your game?
Bare Blends and healthy food.
You’ve competed in four Paralympics. What is your medal count at?
7 Paralympic Medals, and 17 World Championships to date.
In what countries has competing taken you?
Around about 30 odd countries to date, over various continents.
What are your personal bests and do you hold any records?
I hold one world record in 200m freestyle and about 5 in various short course events. I recently swam at the Maccabah games and was the first person to break a world record on Israel soil.
What has been the highlight of your sporting career so far?
Winning gold in London in 2012 was probably the highlight to date. But all my achievements are memorable for different reasons.
What has been the most challenging event you’ve competed in?
Every event is a challenge in its own way, just to get to the starting line is an achievement.
What is your ultimate goal?
To be happy in what I do and keep on improving.
How do you prepare physically and mentally for a competition?
I believe you are the best you, you can be if you train to be. Leave no stone unturned and always look to get the best out of yourself no matter what.
What is your weekly training schedule like?
I train 8 swimming sessions, 2 gym sessions and 1 pilates, plus work from 8am-4pm daily at Westpac Bank as a Change Analyst.
Any travel plans for the rest of the year?
I will be heading to Mexico for the world championships in September and the Commonwealth Games are in April of 2018.
What do you like to do for fun?
Travelling and relaxing with a biography of someone famous.
What is your idea of adventure?
Travelling to exotic places.
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