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Joanne Jackson

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Personal Data

Date Of Birth: 12th September 1986

Born: Northallerton

Former Team/Club: Derwentside / Loughborough University

Achievements: Triple Olympian (2004, 2008, 2012), 1 x Olympic medal, 3 x World medals, 3 x Commonwealth medals, 4 x European medals, 2 x World Short Course medal, 3 x European Short Course medals

After making her Olympic debut as a 17-year old at the 2004 Games in Athens, Jo Jackson quickly established herself as a major force in international swimming, winning European and Commonwealth silver medals for the 400m Freestyle in 2006.

Jackson continued her progression to the biggest stage in 2008, scooping 400m bronze in the Water Cube at the Olympic Games in Beijing.

A year later, Jackson's lightning-fast form rolled on as she set a 400m Freestyle world record at the British Championships in March before clinching 400m and 800m Freestyle silvers at the 2009 World Championships in Rome.

Personal Best

Event Time Year Record
Long Course 200m Freestyle 1:55.54 2009 BR
Long Course 400m Freestyle 4:00.60 2009 BR
Long Course 800m Freestyle 8:16.66 2009  
Short Course 200m Freestyle 1:54.78 2008  
Short Course 400m Freestyle 3:54.92 2009 BR
Short Course 800m Freestyle 8:15.50 2007 BR

International Competitions

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
Olympic Games 400m Freestyle 2012 4:11.50 21st
  4x200m Freestyle   7:52.37 5th
  200m Freestyle 2008 1:58.70 14th
  400m Freestyle   4:03.52 BRONZE
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   7:56.16 9th
  400m Freestyle 2004 4.14.89 21st
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   8:01.77 (heat only)  
World Championships 200m Freestyle 2011 1:59.36 23rd
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   7:53.51 6th
  200m Freestyle 2009 1:55.88 4th
  400m Freestyle   4:00.60 SILVER
  800m Freestyle   8:16.66 SILVER
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   7:45.51 BRONZE
  400m Freestyle 2007 4.07.42 7th
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   7.57.02 5th
  400m Freestyle 2005 4.08.88 7th
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   7.59.04 4th
Commonwealth Games 200m Freestyle 2010 1:58.66 5th
  400m Freestyle   4:10.37 6th
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   7:58.61 BRONZE
  200m Freestyle 2006 1.59.59 6th
  400m Freestyle   4.08.36 SILVER
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   8.01.23 SILVER
European Championships 200m Freestyle 2010 1:58.94 9th
  400m Freestyle   4:09.14 5th
  4x100m Freestyle Relay   3:38.57 SILVER
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   7:55.29 BRONZE
  4x200m Freestyle Relay 2008 7:52.36 SILVER
  200m Freestyle 2006 1.59.30 5th
  400m Freestyle   4:07.76 SILVER
  4x200m Freestyle Relay   7.57.86 4th
World Short Course Championships 400m Freestyle 2008 4:01.11 BRONZE
  800m Freestyle   8:18.87 6th
  4x200m Freestyle   7:38.96 SILVER
European Short Course Championships 200m Freestyle 2006 1:56.90 7th
  400m Freestyle   4:01.48 BRONZE
  200m Freestyle 2005 1.56.72 6th
  400m Freestyle   4.01.12 SILVER
  200m Butterfly   2.09.81 8th
  200m Freestyle 2003 2:00.71 31st
  400m Freestyle   4.04.00 GOLD
  200m Butterfly   2:11.60 10th
European Junior Championships 200m Freestyle 2002 2:08.35 11th
  200m Butterfly   2:20.81 10th

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
British Championships 200m Freestyle 2012 1:58.70 4th
  400m Freestyle   4:06.47 SILVER
  200m Freestyle 2011 1:59.69 5th
  400m Freestyle   4:08.91 4th
  200m Freestyle 2010 1:58.93 BRONZE
  100m Freestyle 2009 55.52 4th
  200m Freestyle   1:56.47 GOLD
  400m Freestyle   4:00.66 GOLD
  200m Freestyle 2008 1:58.77 BRONZE
  400m Freestyle   4:08.75 SILVER
  200m Freestyle 2006 2.00.52 GOLD
  400m Freestyle   4.08.91 GOLD
  200m Freestyle 2005 2:01.84 4th
  400m Freestyle   4.11.90 BRONZE
  200m Freestyle 2004 2.00.68 BRONZE
  400m Freestyle   4.08.45 GOLD
  200m Freestyle 2003 2.01.98 6th
  400m Freestyle   4.14.14 SILVER
  200m Freestyle 2002 2.05.96 16th
  100m Butterfly   1.05.06 18th
  200m Butterfly   2.15.05 4th
  100m Butterfly 2001 1.06.37 21st
  200m Butterfly   2.20.61 11th
ASA Championships 100m Freestyle 2011 56.72 7th
  200m Freestyle   1:58.32 GOLD
  400m Freestyle 2010 4:09.49 GOLD
  100m Freestyle 2008 56.59 SILVER
  200m Freestyle   1.57.25 GOLD
  400m Freestyle   4.05.49 SILVER

In the Pool

Greatest achievement to date: I have two. Breaking the 400m Freestyle world record in Sheffield in 2009 and also winning my bronze medal in the same event at the Beijing Olympics.

Aspiration: To continue to go from strength to strength and still perform well.

Who has been greatest influence on you: Dave McNulty who has been my coach for around 8 years now. My sister Nicola has also been a huge influence.

Out of the Pool

One thing you can’t live without: My car, I’ve had it for about a year now.

Tip for the top: Always try your best and be happy.

Life after swimming? That depends on how things turn out! I will remain in swimming as long as I can. I have always fancied a career in the police.


Band/Music: Dance and R’n’B, depends on my mood. Anything really except classical.


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