Triple Olympic gold medallist and Bond Alumnus, Grant Hackett, has been inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame based in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Grant swam at three Olympic Games winning gold in Sydney and Athens in the 1500m freestyle, and gold as a heat swimmer in 4x200m freestyle relay in 2000.
Dominant in the 1500m freestyle for a decade and undefeated from 1997 to 2007, Hackett held the world record in the event for 10 years and competed at five world championships winning a staggering 10 gold medals.
Swimming Australia President John Bertrand AM said Grant’s record in the sport speaks for itself.
“Swimming is of national importance for Australia and that was definitely the case every time Grant Hackett raced for the green and gold, and in most instances for a world record and a gold medal,” said Bertrand.
“He was a world class swimmer and is a great ambassador for our sport, and to see him recognised globally by the aquatic family through this honour is fantastic. This is a terrific achievement for Grant and also for Swimming in Australia.”
Grant graduated from Bond with an Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA) in 2012.