DICKONS Jessica < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA England   
Gender Women
Born 17 Aug 1990 in Stockton-on-Tees, ENG
Height1.57 m
Weight 65 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Bath, ENG
Occupation Student
Languages English
Sport Specific Information
Club / Team Stockton ASC and ITC Bath: Stockton-on-Tees, ENG
Name of coach Graeme Antwhistle and Dave McNulty
Coach from which country? Great Britain
International Debut
Year 2004
Competing for Great Britain
Tournament European Championships
Location Budapest
General Interest
Hobbies Playing tennis, running and shopping. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)
Memorable sporting achievement Winning the 200m butterfly at European Junior Championships in 2006. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)
Most influential person in career Her parents and coach. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)
Hero / Idol Her heroes are Michael Phelps and Steve Redgrave. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)
Injuries She missed 7 months of training in 2007 after injuring her back. (telegraph.co.uk, 10 Apr 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Train hard and stick to it." (britishswimming.org, 04 Aug 2009)
Awards and honours In 2006 she was short listed for the prestigious title of Sports Kid of the Year from BBC Look North. (teesactive.co.uk, 13 Dec 2006)

In 2006 she was awarded Junior Sportsperson of the Year at the 10th Annual Evening Gazette Sports Awards. (BBC, 13 Dec 2006)
Ambitions To win Olympic Games gold in the 200m butterfly. (britishswimming.org, 04 Aug 2009)
Other information FIRST INTERNATIONAL MEDAL
Jessica won a bronze medal in the 200m butterfly, and swam a new British record at the 2006 European Short Course Championships in Helsinki, Hungary. "It's my first international medal at my first international meet, I just can't believe it," she said. "It wasn't something I expected when I made the squad, and to get the British record just tops it all off." (teesactive.co.uk, 18 Jan 2007)

FIRST SPORTING SUCCESS
Winning the 100m butterfly at the National Age Groups in 2002. (British Swimming, 18 Jan 2007)

PRE-RACE PREPERATION
She likes to stay relaxed, not thinking about the race by listening to Justin Timberlake and the Fratellis. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)