Alice was a former Australian Swimmer, who represented team Australia over a 10-year period from 2002 – 2012. Her first international competition was the 2002 Manchester Commonwealth Games, where at 16 years of age, she won gold alongside Jodie Henry, Sarah Ryan and Petria Thomas in the 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay. It was this event that jump-started a very successful career that includes the illustrious title of Olympic Gold Medallist.
Winner of the ‘Grand-Slam’ of International events, Alice is a Pan Pacific, Commonwealth, World and Olympic Champion. She is a 3 time World Record Holder, broke numerous Commonwealth Records across the 50m & 100m Freestyle and 200m IM disciplines, and was just as renowned for her success in the pool as her leadership out of it.
Alice’s swimming success provided her with the opportunity to become the public spokesperson for Australian Charities, including a stint with the NBCF and Suncorp SunSafety. Upon retirement from the sport, Alice initiated a state-wide program with Swimming Queensland that saw her and other high profile female swimmers visit girls in schools and clubs to speak of the uprising body image and self-esteem issues present in society today. She has also recently graduated from Griffith University, completing a Bachelor of Nursing, and will commence a graduate position as a theatre nurse at The Mater Children’s hospital in Brisbane in early 2014.
Alice’s involvement with the Foundation for Breast Cancer care stems from a deeply saddening family experience with breast cancer; her beloved aunty, Larny lost her 7-year fight with the disease in 2004, just a few weeks prior to her success at the 2004 Olympic Games.