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JONES Jenna
Sport Para swimming
NPC Australia   
GenderWomen
Age17
Human Interest
Impairment Information
Type of Impairment
Vision impairment
Origin of Impairment
Congenital
Classification
S13, SB13, SM13
Further Personal Information
Residence
Sydney, NSW, AUS
Occupation
Student
Languages
English
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming in 2009.
Name of coach
Brendan Keogh [national], AUS; Nick Robinson [personal], from 2014
Training Regime
She has nine sessions in the pool and two sessions in the gym each week at the Springwood Aquatic and Fitness Centre in New South Wales, Australia.
Senior International Debut
Year
2014
Competing for
Australia
General Interest
Memorable sporting achievement
Competing at her first Australian Open Championships in 2014. (paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Hero / Idol
US swimmer Michael Phelps, Australian para-swimmer Maddie Elliott. (bluemountainsgazette.com.au, 25 Aug 2016; paralympic.org.au, 2016)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Paralympic Games in Tokyo. Outside of sport, she wants to become a massage therapist. (bluemountainsgazette.com.au, 25 Aug 2016)
Impairment
She was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa while at pre-school. The condition causes the gradual loss of vision. (bluemountainsgazette.com.au, 25 Aug 2016)
Other information
ILLNESS
She was diagnosed with a lung condition in January 2016. "Swimming really helps keep the condition at bay. It is really important she keeps on swimming," her mother Therese said. (bluemountainsgazette.com.au, 25 Aug 2016)

Competition Highlights (historical)
Paralympic Games (Overall)
Rank Year Event Result
10 2016 100m Breaststroke SB13 1:22.25 
12 2016 200m Individual Medley SM13 2:41.55 
7 2016 50m Freestyle S13 28.77
9 2016 100m Freestyle S13 1:02.75 
7 2016 100m Backstroke S13 1:15.14