The True Life Story of Kirsty Coventry

Early life

Born Kirsty Leigh Coventry on the 16th of September 1983 in Harare, Zimbabwe.


Spouse- Tyrone Seward

Daughter- Ella

Father- Rob Coventry

Mother- Lyn Coventry

Sister- Lauren Coventry



Primary Education- ?

Secondary Education- Dominican Convent High School

Tertiary Education- Auburn University (Alabama) – Bachelor of Human Science Hotel and Restaurant Management


Zimbabwean Swimmer

Founder- Kirsty Coventry Academy

Minister of Youth, Sports, and Recreation

Chairperson of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes’s Commission (2018)



2004 Olympic games- Athens, Greece

  • Gold 200m backstroke
  • Silver
  • Bronze

2008 Olympic games- Beijing, China

  • Gold 200m backstroke
  • Silver 400m Individual Medley
  • Silver 100m backstroke
  • Silver 200m Individual Medley.

2011 All-Africa Games – Maputo, Mozambique

  • Gold in the 200 m
  • Gold in the 400 m
  • Gold in the 100 m backstroke
  • Gold in the 200 m backstroke
  • Silver in the 100 m butterfly
  • Silver in the 4×100 m medley
  • Silver in the 4×100 m freestyle
  • Silver in the 4×200 m freestyle

2015 All-Africa Games- Congo Brazzaville

  • Gold in the 100m backstroke

 African Union Sports Council 2015 Region 5 Awards

  • Sportswoman of the Year


Had her money siphoned from her account by suspected fraudsters in 2011

Alluded that she found out that she was minister on TV

Accused of joining Zanu PF after his appointment as minister