Dr Julie Bradshaw MBE is a teacher, business motivator, sports coach, record-breaking swimmer, counsellor and life coach.
Her illustrious swimming career began aged 15, when she became the fastest British Junior to swim the English Channel. Her world record collection began in the 1980s and included a 4 Way Lake Windermere solo swim in 23 hours 17 minutes.
This continued through the 90s and 00s – in 2002, she achieved her 12th world record with the legendary butterfly solo swim of the English Channel in 14 hours 18 minutes. In 2011 she then became the fastest person to circumnavigate the 28.5 mile course around Manhattan Island using the butterfly stroke for 9 hours and 28 minutes. She currently holds around 20 world swimming records.
Her reputation had earned her several prestigious honours. In 2004 she was nominated for the Sunday Times Inspirational Award and in 2006 Julie was awarded an MBE for her ‘Services to Swimming and Charity’.
In the same year, Loughborough University conferred upon Julie an Honorary Doctorate in recognition of her outstanding achievements. 2007, meanwhile saw Julie recognized further with a place in the International Marathon Swimming Hall of Fame, Fort Lauderdale, USA.
Alongside her swimming, Julie has worked part-time as a sports science lecturer at Loughborough University for 17 years. She is also a Borough Councillor for Charnwood and a counsellor at a college in Loughborough.
She also runs her own successful private counselling, therapy and life coaching services in Loughborough and Blackpool. In addition, Julie is a motivational and after-dinner speaker, travelling the country inspiring people with her talks and stories.
To book Dr Julie Bradshaw MBE as the speaker for your sporting or wellbeing event, contact Champions Motivational Speakers by completing the online form or by telephone on: +44 1509 85 29 27.
- Sporting Success
- Personal Development
- Acheiving Goals