Former Olympian Jodie Henry still going for gold
As she broke world records and earned 3 gold medals at the 2004 Athens Olympics, Jodie Henry OAM became the City of Logan’s most successful swimmer – and she took it all in stride.
‘Life as an athlete is easy – you just focus on getting the best out of yourself and your body while you’re in the water,’ Jodie says.
‘You push yourself hard, but everyone else’s job is to support you so it’s easy.
‘The Olympics was lots of fun and everybody’s there to be the best version of themselves.’
Now, Jodie is loving new challenges out of the pool.
‘Parenthood is much harder than anything I’ve experienced in the sport but it’s so rewarding,’ she says.
Jodie’s love for family stems from her experience growing up in the City of Logan, where she attended Springwood Central State School.
‘It’s a really friendly and family-oriented area to grow up in,’ she says.
‘We all knew our neighbours really well and we were always popping in and out of everybody else’s homes.’
Jodie has also recently joined Swimming Australia to support the new generation of elite athletes – and potential future Olympians.
‘I love where I’m working as it’s a familiar space but in a new role – I understand all the lingo and secretly like being on the support side,’ Jodie says.
A proposal to name Logan City Council’s newly refurbished Olympic-sized pool at Logan North Aquatic Centre after the swimming star has recently been endorsed by Council’s Lifestyle Committee.