Natalie Du Toit  

No. of Members 1
Location: Cape Town
Natalie Du Toit
Not only is Natalie a great swimmer, she is also an inspiring speaker who campaigns actively for the rights of disabled people in South Africa and worldwide. In the recent Paralympic Games in Athens (2004), Natalie picked-up a mind-boggling 5 Gold Medals and 1 Silver, at the same time setting 4 new world and one new Paralympic records. While still at school, Natalie represented Western Province primary schools for swimming from Grade 2 to 7, was awarded Waterbuck colours at the age of 10 (the equivalent of Junior Springbok colours) and in 1996, competed in the Pan Pacific School Games in Perth, winning one gold, four silver and one bronze medal. The following year she was awarded a full high school scholarship a year later, received the Junior Victrix Ludorum and the Hind Trophy for the most outstanding swimmer. What some of our clients have said: [The audience gave her a] Standing ovation. They loved her and were very moved. I think that although Natalie is not a very good speaker, her content and personality pull it all together. She is very warm, and speaks from the heart which makes her talk more personal. People like her for her candidness and for the fact that she is down to earth. - Lorraine Millar Travel Motives.