Jenna Jones was born with a rare degenerative vision impairment called cone-rod dystrophy. Diagnosed when she was in kindergarten, her parents encouraged her to try all sports, but as her eye sight continued to deteriorate, swimming was seen as the safer option. Having swum for seven years, it was in 2014 that she began to develop a hunger for competition. She met her current coach Nick Robinson, and together they set goals for her burgeoning career. In 2014 she competed at her first Australian Open Championships. At just 13 years of age, Jenna had low expectations going into the event but surprised herself with her success. She made three A Finals and two B Finals and set 11 Australian Age records. At the 2015 Australian Championships Jenna was battling illness but still managed to come away with her first national open medal – silver in the 50m breaststroke. At the… Read More

Quick Facts

Disability
Vision Impairment – Cone-rod dystrophy
Sport
Para-swimming
How acquired
Congenital
Date of Birth
January 19, 2001
Home
Faulconbridge, NSW
Occupation
Student
Started Competing
2009
First Competed for Australia
2014
Games Experience

Rio 2016

Heroes

Maddison Elliott

Career Highlights

First open national championships in 2014

Sports & Disciplines

  • Sport: Para-swimming Disciplines: 100m Backstroke Classification: S13
  • Sport: Para-swimming Disciplines: 100m breastroke Classification: SB13
  • Sport: Para-swimming Disciplines: 100m freestyle Classification: S13
  • Sport: Para-swimming Disciplines: 200m individual medley Classification: SM13
  • Sport: Para-swimming Disciplines: 50m freestyle Classification: S13