Joanne Jackson

Won a swimming gold medal when she was just 17 years old

Joanne Jackson

Loughborough-based Olympic speaker Joanne Jackson hit the big time when she was just 17 – winning a gold medal for her stunning 400m freestyle performance at the 2003 European Championships. Instantly in the media, Joanne has had to adapt to the life of an Olympian and often discusses dealing with pressure throughout her speeches.

Still aged 17, Joanne then took part in the 400m freestyle at the Olympic Games in Athens. She didn’t win a medal on that occasion but four years later she got a bronze at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. Another four years on from that, at the London Olympics, Joanne came seventh in the 400m freestyle heat and fifth in the 4 x 200m relay. Having competed in a number of Olympic Games, Joanne has become adapt to being under the spotlight, whether it be the media or the public.

Clearly, determination and the desire to be at the very pinnacle of her chosen discipline are key components in Joanne’s character. This makes her a superb Olympic speaker who is able to hold any audience in awe and suspense as she recounts her incredible experiences.

Joanne has no fewer than nine silver medals to her name, including two at the Melbourne Commonwealth Games in 2006, three at the European Championships of 2006, 2008 and 2010, and two at the 2009 World Championships in Rome. At the previous World Championships in Manchester, the Olympic speaker won a silver and a bronze in the 4 x 200m freestyle and 400m freestyle respectively. No stranger to success, Joanne often talks about achieving goals and in particular her sporting success.

Officially retiring in 2012, the Olympic swimmer set up the Joanne Jackson Swim Academy – along with ex-Olympic swimmer Grant Turner – which aims to provide training and support to anyone who wants to improve their swimming abilities.

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When at events, Joanne is known to discuss the following topics:

  • Dealing with Pressure
  • Being Under the Spotlight
  • Adaptability
  • Achieving Goals
  • Sporting Success

Over the course of her career, Joanne has the following achievements:

  • Gold medal at the 2003 European Championships
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