Sarah Ryan

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“I am very excited to be asked to be an Ambassador for Brand New Day as I know it will offer services and support for many females in Macarthur. I would like to share any of the lessons I have learnt along my journey so far to those who want to grow, learn and become stronger/wiser woman. All it takes is for a few people who care to join forces and create an environment which can do so much good – that is why I am excited about being involved – I can see it can do so much for so many people who are in need.”

Sarah swam for Australia for 11 years which included 3 Olympic Games (1996, 2000 & 2004), 3 Commonwealth Games and 3 World Championships. Career highlights include winning Gold in the 4×100 relay at the Athens Olympics, and winning gold at the 2001 World Championships in the 4×100 relay. Career highlights include: swim team female captain for the last 3 years whist swimming for Australia, SA Sports Star Nominee, AIS Swimmer of the year, Swimming Australia Female Sprint swimmer of the year, Swimmers Swimmer of the year and Australian Youth Sports Star of the Year for SA.

Sarah was also accepted as a contestant on It Takes Two where she was partnered with Guy Sebastian. At first Sarah thought “what an amazing opportunity” but soon realised after a few days of training, the enormity of singing live on television and was surprised at how her nerves made her feel. Being used to a challenge Sarah didn’t give up and with the support of her new found friends “just like a mini family” within the shows community, Sarah gained the confidence to give it her all alongside Guy, even making it through to the Grand Final! Sarah said “Even though she was completely out of her comfort zone taking on the show, she found it to be an incredible experience, giving her the confidence to not hold back when another opportunity that may seem scary comes along in the future.”