Jessica Ashwood

Sport: Swimming

Speciality: 400m, 800m & 1500m Free

Career Highlights

  • 2016 Silver Medallist Rio Olympic Games 4x200m Freestyle 
  • 2015 Bronze Medallist World Championship 400m Freestyle
  • 800m Freestyle Australian National Record Holder 
  • First Australian Women to break 8 minutes and 20 seconds in the 800m Freestyle 

Jessica Ashwood is a young lady with an inner toughness that is beyond any reasonable description, her relentless work ethic has seen her break the Australian record in the 400m, 800m and 1500m freestyle. Jess holds the coveted title of the first Australian women to break 16 minutes in the 1500 metres. Jess's career took off at the 2009 Australian Youth Olympic Festival after she secured two silver medals and a bronze. Her initial Olympic selection came in 2012 as a member of the Australian team competing in London.

With the experience of the Olympic Games, Jess went on to claim Bronze at the Kazan World Championship in the 400m Freestyle and in 2016 competed in her second Olympic Games. At the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, Jess competed in the 200m Freestyle Relay where she and her team mates secured a Silver Medal. Her dedication, discipline and pure resilience is attributed to Jess's previous achievements and will continue to facilitate future results.

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