Jenna Jones was targeting this August’s Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games to make her Paralympic debut, but that dream came four years early when she qualified for the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.
Diagnosed with cone-rod dystrophy – a degenerative vision impairment – as a six-year-old, Jenna always felt safest in the pool. And as luck – or nature, perhaps – would have it, Para-swimming was also the sport in which she found her competitive edge.
In 2014, Jenna competed at her first Australian Swimming Championships, and at just 13, her expectations were low. Those expectations were misplaced, however, and with three A-finals and two B-finals apperances, and 11 Australian age records, Jenna was well on her way to an international debut.
Ordinarily, that debut would come at a Pan Pacific Para-swimming or World Championships – but Jenna is far from ordinary. Instead, her first Australian cap came at the pinnacle event …Read More