Matt Levy's story should be an inspiration to all of us. He has
overcome significant challenges to achieve incredible success in
his personal and professional life, from Paralympic gold medals to
recognition as an Order of Australia recipient. Matt has been a
valued member of the Westpac team for more than a decade, and we
are incredibly proud of everything he has achieved, including now
becoming a published author of Keeping Your Head Above
Peter KingCEO, Westpac Banking Group
Matt has shown me that anything is possible. He has even gone on to become an inspirational speaker, sharing that no matter what you are going through, there is always hope. He takes all of his experiences and relates them to his audiences, giving them inspiration and making them appreciate their own lives, no matter how challenged they might have felt before they met him. Matt doesn't just survive and thrive, but gets out and makes a difference for so many others. Not only does this book include stories from his life, but it includes advice for others to achieve their own success. Read this book to be fully inspired to achieve more in your own life! Matt Levy is a true champion of life! When you read about the challenges he's had to overcome and what he has achieved, you'll think it's unbelievable. This book would make a wonderful gift for anyone you know who needs inspiration. Read it and pass it on! Dawn Fraser AC, MBE, OLYAustralian Freestyle Champion Swimmer and Former Politician
I first met Matt after he flew to Commonwealth Gold on the Gold Coast, and it has been a great pleasure to get to know him since then and learn more about his incredible story. The word 'inspirational' feels completely inadequate to describe Matt's journey. Courage, perseverance, passion, and incredible positivity all shine through when you hear Matt's story. I highly recommend you take the opportunity to meet Matt through his book.
Andrew BassatCEO and Co-Founder Seek Limited
What stood out to me about this book was not what Matt Levy has done with his disability. On the contrary, what leaps out from every page is what he does with his ability. Matt's accomplishments are extraordinary - both in and out of the pool - and his commitment to his craft, his focus on his goals, and his ability to achieve in a number of fields are striking. Sure, Keeping Your Head Above Water covers Matt's story, but like Matt, there are many layers.
We learn about Matt, but we also learn about motivation, inspiration, perspiration, and the tools we can use with each of these to make the most of our abilities.
I love this book for the way it tells me Matt's story, but it also shares the secrets of his success so that we can all learn and apply them to our own lives. Liz Ellis AOSports Broadcaster, Writer at Nine NetworkFormer Captain Australian Netball Team