Sharron Davies

Sharron Davies is one of the UK’s best known and most popular sportswomen since bursting onto the scene as a 13 year old Olympian; nearly 50 years later she is still a popular, in demand and much admired character. 

As a sportswoman, television personality, devoted mother of three, public speaker, model, enthusiastic charity worker, powerboat racer, author, interior designer and equestrian – Sharron enjoys a busy and varied life and retains remarkable popularity amongst those aged 8 to 80!

Retiring from competition in 1994, after 20 years in top level sport, Sharron has become a regular on television and in the press. As a key member of BBC television’s commentating and presenting team she has covered many major events including the Seoul, Atlanta, Sydney, Athens and Beijing, London Olympics, Rio and Tokyo. The Tokyo Games were her 12th Olympiad as a competitor or broadcaster. Sharron has now attended every summer Olympic Games since 1976 as either broadcaster or competitor. 

Sharron has also presented TV’s The Big Breakfast, been the subject of a Channel 4 documentary, co-hosted Superstars, adorned the covers of many leading magazines, written for publications such as Total Sport, Cosmopolitan, The Independent, The Times and The Daily Mail as well as contributing magazine features on one of her biggest hobbies – interior design.

Other television work includes a successful 26-part series on Parenting and ITV’s Gladiators, where as Amazon she won over a whole new generation of fans. A serious knee injury forced her out of the all-action show after two years, but the resulting 9 operations failed to dampen a further sporting passion – skiing and cycling! 

She has also chalked up many appearances on favourite programmes such as Question of Sport, They Think It’s All Over, Dancing on Ice, Britain’s Best Dish, and Bear Grylls’ The Island. While her versatility has seen her involved in TV campaigns for Ribena and Ultralase amongst others as well as popping up in series such as French & Saunders (a very memorable synchro swimming sketch which was as funny to film as to watch) , The Hale & Pace Show, Eggheads and The Money Programme!

Sharron has written several books including an autobiography called Against the Tide, fitness and pregnancy guide, a learn to swim book (translated into 10 languages) a back care book, and a Fit For Life CDRom. Hobbies include horse riding, fashion, art, architecture, keeping fit and recently creating her own on line Fitness program called Sharron Davies Training which she is very proud of, as her huge passion is getting others into fitness and well being. 

Her most recent book, Unfair Play, about gender in sport was shortlisted for both the WHSmith Book the Year and William Hill Sports Book fo the Year.

However her greatest pride is in her three children Elliott, Grace and Finley and now her grand daughter Ariya. As well as being a big dog lover and patron of several rescue homes she’s also patron of Disabled Sport England and The Sports Aid Foundation. Sharron devotes much time to charity including launching Swim For Life – it often involved over 2,000 pools nationwide – and has raised millions of pounds for different causes.


Sharron Davies remains in constant demand for media work, motivational speaking, awards and events hosting and public appearances throughout the UK and works with many household companies on a regular basis, often with family fitness or sport in mind.

Sharron speaks on:

Peak Performance
Preparation & Execution
Goal Setting
Teamwork & Support
Confidence in Performance
Aspire to Success
Over coming hurdles
She also speaks on wellbeing, fitness and how that effects mental health.


"We very much enjoyed Sharon's company at our conference. She was a great hit with our audience, and won them over with her life story which very much hit home to people the necessary attributes needed to be a winner. Not many people leave our auditorium with a standing ovation, but Sharron did.  Reed Employment, 

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