| Place Of Birth || Brisbane, Queensland, Australia |
| Residence || Melbourne, Victoria, Australia |
| Occupation || Student |
| Coach || Ian Pope |
| Idol || Daniel Kowalski |
| Recent Results || FINA World Championships (Montreal, July-2005)|
1st in the 50m Backstroke (28.63)
12th in the 100m Backstroke (1:02.47)
23rd in the 200m Backstroke (2:17.32)
| Commonwealth |
| Manchester 2002|
7th in the 200m Freestyle (2:01.03)
Silver in the 4 x 200m Freestyle relay (8:01.91)
4th in the 50m Backstroke (29.11)
Bronze in the 100m Backstroke (1:02.22)
Kuala Lumpur 1998
Gold in the 100m Backstroke (1:02.43)
Gold in the 4 x 100m medley relay (4:06.36)
| Olympic |
| Athens 2004|
4th in the semi-final of the 100m Backstroke (1:01.41)
2nd in the heat of the 4 x 200m Freestyle relay (8:01.85)
Gold in the 4 x 100m medley relay (3:57.32)
14th in the 200m Freestyle (2:00.84)
6th in the heat of the 100m Backstroke (1:03.20)
6th in the 4 x 100m Freestyle relay (3:40.91)
Silver in the 4 x 200m Freestyle relay (7:58.52)
1st in the heat of the 4 x 100m medley relay (4:04.75)
| Injuries || She battled illness and injury in 2002 and 2003. |
| Other || Personal Best:|
50m Backstroke - 28.42 (Commonwealth Record)
100m Backstroke - 1:01.14
200m Backstroke - 2:13.91
200m Freestyle - 1:58.57
Giaan is a member of the Australian team that holds the 4x100m Medley Relay World Record of 3:57.32, obtained at the Athens Olympics.
118th in the 100m Freestyle (2005)
43rd in the 200m Freestyle (2005)
3rd in the 50m Backstroke (2005)
5th in the 100m Backstroke (2005)
35th in the 200m Backstroke (2005)
Giaan burst onto the international scene at the age of 15 when she won gold in the 100m Backstroke at the 1998 Commonwealth Games.
Giaan lists her most respected opponent as US swimmer Natalie Coughlin.
She was awarded the Queensland Female Junior Athlete of the Year in 2001.
She joined the rare club of swimmers who have won a world title in two different strokes when she took out the 50m Backstroke at the 2005 World Championships in Montreal - adding to the gold medal she claimed in the 200m Freestyle at the 2001 World Championships in Fukuoka.
She first started swimming when she was 11 years old.