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© 2019 Jade Lauren Edmistone

australian swimmer


As a member of the Australian Swim Team for five years between 2004 and 2008, Jade stamped her authority in sprint breaststroke, winning three World Titles and breaking five World Records.

Jade's journey to becoming the fastest woman in the World was not short of challenges. Starting training at the age of 8, Jade didn't swim all-year-round until the age of 15 years. Instead, she played lots of other sports, with a particular talent in touch football, making representative teams in multiple sports each year.

After battling with depression following the tragic loss of a close friend, Jade quit swimming at the age of 18, only to return two years later. With exceptional drive, dedication, commitment, resilience, focus and persistence, Jade became the fastest woman in the World two years into her successful comeback.

Jade retired from competitive swimming in 2009 after falling pregnant with her first child, and now has two beautiful girls. She continues her involvement in the sport through her work with Swimming Queensland, The ONCORE Academy and sharing of stories in her book, Fish Out Of Water. Her passion in helping the future generation of athletes is second to none!

Australian Teams:

World Short Course Championships 2004

World Championships 2005

Commonwealth Games 2006

World Short Course Championships 2006

World Short Course Championships 2008

World Championships:
Gold - 50m Breaststroke - 2005
Gold - 50m Breaststroke - 2006
Gold - 4x100m Medley Relay - 2006
Silver - 50m Breaststroke - 2004
Silver - 100m Breaststroke - 2004
Bronze - 100m Breaststroke - 2006

Commonwealth Games:
Silver - 50m Breaststroke - 2006
Silver - 100m Breaststroke - 2006

World Records:
50m Breaststroke (short course) - 29.96 - 2004
50m Breaststroke (short course) - 29.90 - 2004
50m Breaststroke - 30.45 - 2005
50m Breaststroke - 30.31 - 2005
4x100m Medley Relay (short course) - 2006


Swimming Queensland Gallery of Champions - 2005
Path of Champions - Sydney Olympic Park - 2008
Swimming Queensland Hall of Fame - 2009

Queens Baton Relay - Commonwealth Games - 2018

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