Travels from: New South Wales
A highly sought after motivational speaker who inspires and encourages her audience
Categories: Inspirational, Motivational Speakers, Sports Heroes
Full Presenter Profile & Bio
Chloë McCardel is an international speaker, leadership and corporate workshop facilitator, World Record holding marathon swimmer, coach and ambassador. She is passionate about inspiring and empowering people to achieve extraordinary results in their own lives. Chloë has a Bachelor of Arts (Sociology), is undertaking an EMBA and has coached over 150 people to swim the English Channel.
Chloë is pushing the boundaries of marathon swimming and what the human mind and body can achieve. Described as the greatest ultra-marathon swimmer in history, an inspiration and role model, Chloë aims to achieve the impossible.
She has swum the notoriously difficult English Channel, 31 times. Including 21x single crossings (34km each), 3x double non-stop crossings (68km each) and a triple non-stop crossing in 2015 (102km), the first triple crossing in 25 years. In 2016 Chloë crossed the English Channel eight times, breaking the World Record for completed crossings in one season. In 2014, Chloë set the World Record for the longest ratified unassisted ocean swim of 124.4km in 41.5 hours (completed in the Bahamas).
In 2016, Chloë was inducted into the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame as its youngest member, and awarded the prestigious ‘Poseidon Award’. Chloë was awarded the 2014 and 2015 Marathon Swimmers Federation ‘Solo Swim of the Year (Female)’. The Channel Swimming Association has awarded Chloë 24 awards and plates for her English Channel achievements.
As well as being a World Record holding marathon swimmer, Chloë has, like many women around the world, experienced domestic violence by more than one partner in her lifetime. She has been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Anxiety due to these experiences and is now an advocate for women’s mental health and ending domestic violence. Chloë has supported organizations like ‘White Ribbon Australia’ and ‘Free To Run’ that help women suffering from emotional trauma to combat violence against women and reduce domestic violence. Her lessons in surviving the physical and mental challenges of long-distance, open water swimming are an inspiration to others coping with their own battles and life struggles.
As one of the greatest ultra-marathon swimmers ever, Chloë McCardel tells a powerful story of endurance and perseverance. Having defied the odds of what humans are capable of achieving, Chloë’s story is brilliantly motivational and encourages us all to be more disciplined in whatever we choose to pursue. She delivers her speeches with a refreshingly positive attitude despite the hardship faced on her path to success. Chloë will inspire and relate to anyone with a goal to achieve.
Presenting to financial and IT industry leaders, including Westpac, Optus, Veda and Intel, Chloë McCardel had a profound impact describing the extraordinary experiences and unfathomable challenges she has faced and overcome in ultra-marathon swimming. With a uniquely engaging ability to incorporate these experiences back to the corporate world, Chloë will both inspire and motivate you to achieve goals beyond what you thought was possible.
There are very few people on the planet genuinely pushing the boundaries of human endeavour. Chloë McCardel is someone who inspires and astounds her audience with tales of achievement and suffering beyond anything most can imagine, all with a smile on her face. She is an Australian icon.
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