SYLVESTER Jessica < Back  
Sport Swimming
CGA England   
Gender Women
Born 09 Jul 1987 in Newcastle, ENG
Height1.75 m
Weight 69 kg
Human Interest
Further Personal Information
Residence Nottingham, ENG
Occupation Student
Higher education Biochemistry - University of Nottingham: Nottingham, ENG
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport? She started swimming at age eight at the local swimming pool.
Why this sport? She really enjoyed her swimming lessons and decided to join a club.
Club / Team Nova Centurion Swimming Club: Nottingham, ENG
Name of coach Bill Furniss
Coach from which country? England
Training Regime She does eight training sessions a week.
International Debut
Year 2006
Competing for England
Tournament European Championships
Location Budapest
General Interest
Nicknames Jess, Jessi or Sylvest. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
Hobbies Supporting English football team Liverpool, playing football, sports in general, surfing the Internet, watching films and reading. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
Memorable sporting achievement Being selected to compete at the 2006 European Championships and breaking the 200m individual medley short course world record in Sheffield in 2005. (British Swimming, 13 Jun 2008)
Most influential person in career Her parents and coach. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)
Hero / Idol Liverpool and England footballer Steven Gerrard. (English Aquatics Team Media Guide, 2010)
Injuries She has suffered with a back injury. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
Superstitions / Rituals / Beliefs She always takes an extra pair of goggles to the start of a race. (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
Sporting philosophy / motto "Never give up, nothing is as hard as you think," and "TEAM - Together Everyone Achieves More." (Athlete, 31 Jul 2008)
Ambitions To win a medal at the Olympic Games. (British Swimming, 13 Jun 2008)