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Olympian kayaker and media personality.


A 1996 Olympian, Jim Walker is a great asset to any organisation,

Jim is an inspirational, passionate and knowledgeable athlete. He has used his talents in various arenas and through many media outlets. His expertise, friendly and professional attitude make him an asset to any media organisation or company.

Current work

Since leaving the athletic arena, where he was World Cup Champion and Australian Surf Champion, Jim has moved into all areas of television, radio and is also a respected public speaker.

In the last two years Jim has been coaching at the NSW Institute of Sport as men’s elite sprint coach. In this time he has coached paddlers to five national titles and numerous state titles. To date his greatest achievement as a coach is the inclusions of one of his paddlers on the 2008 Olympic Team.

Previous experience

TV: In the world of television, Jim has presented on such shows as Sydney Weekender (channel 7), as host and commentator of the 2005 World White Water Championships (SBS), The Nutri-Grain Iron Man Series (channel 7) and the 2004 Athens Olympics ( channel 7)

Radio: In His experience in radio has varied from 4BC 2004 Olympic presenter, fitness and sports expert on 2MMM for their program “The wrong side of the bed” with Scott Cam and several roving reports with ABC.

Speaker: In Jim is well respected on the public speaking circuit. He has addressed and inspired more than 200 different companies, ranging from leading business to local community and business groups, government departments and charities.

Jimmy was entertaining, motivating and his personality shone through. He was an inspiration to all attendees. JLF Corporation

Jimmy was very inspirational to all those that attended and spoke openly and honestly about his life. I heard nothing but great comments from our staff.


Thank you for speaking at our Road to Beijing event. The athletes, coaches and staff were really inspired and excited by your talk which is exactly what we were hoping for. Your experiences as a two-time Olympian emphasized the importance of not leaving anything to chance and ensuring the athlete does everything they can so they are not left asking the question “what if?” It was also great to hear how your Olympic journey has impacted your life as a whole. Hopefully our athletes will see the importance of this and realize how their own journey can be just as significant in their lives.

Athlete Career, Education and Professional Devel.

Everyone was talking about your presentation afterwards about how inspiring it was and how good it was to hear a story such as yours that everyone can relate to. Brilliant work… I think there were quite a few teary eyes after both the DVD and your presentation!

Heart Foundation
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