Joanne Jackson

Olympic Swimmer

  • About Jo
    GB Olympic swimmer Joanne specialises in the 200m, 400m and 800m freestyle events. She swam in her first Olympic Games in Athens aged just 17. She has since broken a world record, become Britain’s most successful female swimmer and represented her country at 3 Olympic Games. If she hadn't taken up swimming Joanne says she would have liked to be a teacher
  • Jo's greatest piece of advice
    “Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you will look back and realise they were the big things”.
  • What next?
    Show this video to the children at least 2 weeks before your visit to introduce the event.

“Many staff members applauded Joanne Jackson on her public speaking ability and presence in front of a school hall full of people.”