Giaan Rooney: “It’s amazing to be back on the GC”

Giaan Rooney is a Gold Coaster at heart.

The Olympic swimmer grew up on the glitter strip, but has spent the last 13 years living in Melbourne with her husband Sam Levett and son Zander, 1.

But with the Commonwealth Games fast approaching, the 32-year-old made the difficult decision to resign from her job as weather presenter on Seven News Melbourne and relocate back home to work as a sports commentator for the network.


It’s a decision Giaan told myGC she is so happy she made: “I’m having a ball being back involved with sports. We’ve got commonwealth games coming up, Rio Olympics next year – there’s so much sport, so many incredible athletes and i just feel like I’m in my element.”

As for life back on the Gold Coast, Giaan told myGC it’s been amazing: “The weather, the lifestyle, free babysitting from my parents – it’s all extraordinary and we are absolutley loving it.”

See more of our chat with Giaan Rooney in the video below: