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Achmat Hassiem

Shark Attack Survivor, Paralympic Swimmer & Global Shark Guardian

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 Achmat Hassiem Biography

Achmat Hassiem, “Sharkboy”, is an Olympic swimmer, motivator, overcomer and advocate for the very animal that almost took his life – the Great White Shark. His story is one of hope, bravery, honour, victory in the face of defeat, heroism, sacrifice and so much more.

Hassiem lost part of his right his leg in 2006 when a great white shark attacked him in the waters off of Cape Town, South Africa. After the accident, Hassiem started swimming at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa and went on to compete in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing and the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London.

Hassiem is one of South Africa's bright changemakers and he has the ability and determination to influence things for the better, not only with his sport, but with the way he lives his life. He is all about giving back and making the world a better place. He is also part of the United Nations’s World Sports Values Summit for Peace.

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Achmat Hassiem

Shark Attack Survivor, Paralympic Swimmer & Global Shark Guardian

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Achmat Hassiem Biography

Achmat Hassiem, “Sharkboy”, is an Olympic swimmer, motivator, overcomer and advocate for the very animal that almost took his life – the Great White Shark. His story is one of hope, bravery, honour, victory in the face of defeat, heroism, sacrifice and so much more.

Hassiem lost part of his right his leg in 2006 when a great white shark attacked him in the waters off of Cape Town, South Africa. After the accident, Hassiem started swimming at the Sports Science Institute of South Africa and went on to compete in the 2008 Summer Paralympics in Beijing and the 2012 Summer Paralympics in London.

Hassiem is one of South Africa's bright changemakers and he has the ability and determination to influence things for the better, not only with his sport, but with the way he lives his life. He is all about giving back and making the world a better place. He is also part of the United Nations’s World Sports Values Summit for Peace.

Achmat Hassiem Videos

  • South African swimmer Achmat Hassiem eyes Rio success - YouTube
    One of the athletes representing South Africa at the on-going Paralympic games is Achmat Hassiem. This will be his third Paralympics, but the ...
  • Achmat Hassiem The Shark Guardian - YouTube
    After surviving a terrifying shark ordeal, costing him a limb, Achmat Hassiem has been named "Global Shark Guardian" by the UN Save our ...

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  • How to book Achmat Hassiem?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Achmat Hassiem for both live and virtual events for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Achmat Hassiem, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Achmat Hassiem or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Achmat Hassiem?

    Booking fees for Achmat Hassiem, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Achmat Hassiem, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Achmat Hassiem?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Achmat Hassiem for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Achmat Hassiem for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Achmat Hassiem or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Achmat Hassiem or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Achmat Hassiem is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Achmat Hassiem for your event is available upon request. Achmat Hassiem generally travels from South Africa and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Jason Lezak, Heath Calhoun, Chris Waddell, Amy Van Dyken-Rouen and Mark Spitz. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Achmat Hassiem for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Achmat Hassiem Speaker Videos

  • South African swimmer Achmat Hassiem eyes Rio success - YouTube
    One of the athletes representing South Africa at the on-going Paralympic games is Achmat Hassiem. This will be his third Paralympics, but the ...
    Achmat Hassiem The Shark Guardian - YouTube
    After surviving a terrifying shark ordeal, costing him a limb, Achmat Hassiem has been named "Global Shark Guardian" by the UN Save our ...

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