Meet The Team - Jessica-Jane Applegate

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Jessica Applegate




Great Yarmouth

Training base

City of Norwich


Alex Pinniger

Paralympic History


In Action

S14 100m Backstroke on 31st August
S14 200m Freestyle on 2nd September

Did you know?

  • Her mother started her swimming at Lowestoft and Oulton Broad Swimming Club to make use of her endless amounts of energy!
  • She loves nail art and paints British flags and other patterns on her teammates' fingernails at camps and competitions.
  • She prefers the shorter sprint events but had to train for 200m Freestyle as it's the shortest Paralympic freestyle event on the schedule.

Jessica's Career

Jessica served notice of her Paralympic potential as 2011 drew to a close, clocking the second fastest time in the world over 50m and third fastest over the Paralympic 200m Freestyle distance at December's Wales Winter Open in Swansea. Three months later, she clocked a personal best to claim gold in the multi-classification 200m Freestyle at the British Gas Swimming Championships in London, ducking under the British Disability Swimming Paralympic Qualification Time in the process. Little over a month later, Applegate set a 100m Backstroke personal best at the British International to secure a second Paralympic qualification time and book her place at London 2012.

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