Alia Atkinson

FOUR TIME OLYMPIAN, WORLD CHAMPION, DOUBLE WORLD RECORD HOLDER, & COMMONWEALTH RECORD HOLDER

JAMAICAN SPORTS WOMAN OF THE YEAR 2014

SPEAKING

Alia is a dynamic speaker with relevant topics for today’s swimming athlete. She remains competitive
with over 24 years of swimming experience and techniques she learned from all over the world. She was
extremely successful in balancing her school and swimming life.
Alia’s style of speaking is engaging, creative, fun, interactive and lively, so prepare to be inspired and
motivated.
Her mission is to impart this massive amount of valuable information not just to enhance performance
but to guide these young swimmers toward a positive future, full of confidence, motivation, creativity,
team work, leadership and valuable life principles.

But what stood out in my mind is the response of the ultimate winners, especially Alia Atkinson. What a fantastic display of public speaking. Alia is now like a beacon of hope. She had me at the edge of my chair all through her quality display of God-given eloquence.

Jamaica Observer – Letter to the Editor

This newspaper would be remiss were we to not mention Miss Atkinson’s outstanding speech at the RJR Sports Foundation awards. All too often, we fear, sportsmen and women, not just here but globally, come across as self-centred, superficial and thoughtless. Miss Atkinson, we contend, was a manifestation of graciousness, social responsibility, thoughtfulness and depth. – Editor – Jamaica Observer

We knew she was a world champion swimmer, but we discovered last Saturday that Alia Atkinson is also a powerful speaker. As she addressed the annual business conference of the GraceKennedy Group, she recounted how she extinguished the notion that swimming “was not for the likes of her”

Lowrie Chin

Newspaper Columnist

MY OLYMPIC GAMES

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