Jessica-Jane Applegate MBE impressed the Para-Swimming world with her gold medal performance at the London 2012 Paralympic Games and since then has continued to be on the podium at all levels of international competition including three medals at her second Paralympics in Brazil.
Following gold and silver medals in the 100m Butterfly and 200m Freestyle respectively at the 2018 British Para-Swimming International Meet, Applegate secured her third call-up for a European Championships in Dublin this summer.
Dublin 2018 proved fruitful for Applegate as she claimed her first European title in a world record time in the S14 100m Butterfly. She also claimed three silver medals and was part of two GBR clean sweeps of the European Championship podium.
Two silvers and a bronze for Applegate at the Rio Paralympic Games rounded off another strong session for Jessica-Jane that saw three visits to the podium a the British Para-Swimming International Meet and three medals at the IPC European Championships in April.
Applegate had her second outing at the IPC Swimming World Championships in Glasgow in the summer of 2015, coming away with the title in the S14 100m Backstroke and a further two silver medals in the S14 200m Freestyle and 200m Individual Medley events. Last year also saw Applegate break the World record in the S14 100m Butterfly.
At the 2015 British Para-Swimming International meet she took the title in the MC 200m Freestyle event and added a bronze to her name in the MC 200m Individual Medley.
In 2014, Applegate made her IPC European Championship debut in Eindhoven, adding another three medals to her collection with 200m Freestyle silver and bronzes over 100m Backstroke and 200m Individual Medley.
The rapid progress made in her early career continued into 2013 and she went on to represent Great Britain again in Montreal’s 2013 IPC World Championships, winning gold in the 200m Freestyle. Applegate also won silver in the 200m Individual Medley, and bronze in the 100m Freestyle.
She was appointed MBE in the 2013 New Year Honours for services to swimming.
Her first international outing representing GBR came in 2012 and has to be her most successful moment to date. Debuting at the 2012 Paralympic Games in London where Applegate qualified for both 100m Backstroke and S14 200m Freestyle. She won gold in the latter, becoming the first British S14 swimmer to stand at the top of the Paralympic podium at London 2012.
Applegate set one of the fastest times in the world over 50m and the 200m Freestyle at the 2011 Wales Winter Open, solidifying her potential as a world class international para-swimmer in the S14 classification.
Jessica-Jane Applegate’s first real taste of success was at the 2011 British International Disability Championships where she found herself gracing the international podium at just 15 years old. She received a bronze medal for the MC 50m Freestyle and since then, has rarely left a major meet medal-less.
|S14 50m Freestyle||2017||27.21|
|S14 100m Freestyle||2017||58.82|
|S14 200m Freestyle||2015||2:05.61|
|S14 400m Freestyle||2017||4:27.08||WR|
|S14 800m Freestyle||2017||9:15.69||WR|
|S14 50m Backstroke||2017||32.52|
|S14 100m Backstroke||2015||1:06.75|
|S14 200m Backstroke||2017||2:26.33|
|SB14 50m Breaststroke||2016||39.83|
|SB14 100m Breaststroke||2016||1:24.32|
|S14 50m Butterfly||2017||29.31|
|S14 100m Butterfly||2017||1:04.13||WR|
|S14 200m Butterfly||2014||2:45.14|
|SM14 200m Individual Medley||2017||2:25.01|
|SM14 400m Individual Medley||2017||5:13.91||WR|
|S14 50m Freestyle||2016||26.92|
|S14 100m Freestyle||2017||57.86||WR|
|S14 200m Freestyle||2017||2:03.71||WR|
|S14 400m Freestyle||2016||4:26.08||BR|
|S14 800m Freestyle||2015||9:09.20||BR|
|S14 1500m Freestyle||2015||18:05.25|
|S14 50m Backstroke||2015||31.92|
|S14 100m Backstroke||2015||1:06.58|
|S14 200m Backstroke||2016||2:23.70|
|S14 50m Butterfly||2015||29.61||BR|
|S14 100m Butterfly||2017||1:05.02||BR|
|S14 200m Butterfly||2017||2:38.89|
|SB14 50m Breaststroke||2016||38.03|
|SB14 100m Breaststroke||2017||1:21.91|
|SM14 100m Individual Medley||2016||1:09.97||BR|
|SM14 200m Individual Medley||2017||2:26.29|
|SM14 400m Individual Medley||2014||5:20.29|
|S14 200m Freestyle||Rio - 2016||2:06.92||Silver|
|S14 100m Backstroke||2016 - Rio||1:08.67||Bronze|
|SB14 100m Breaststroke||2016 - Rio||1:26.56||9th|
|SM14 200m Individual Medley||2016 - Rio||2:27.58||Silver|
|S14 200m Freestyle||2012 - London||2:12.63||Gold|
|S14 100m Backstroke||2012 - London||1:09.58||4th|
|S14 200m Freestyle||2015 - Glasgow||2:06.98||Silver|
|S14 100m Backstroke||2015 - Glasgow||1:06.75||Gold|
|SM14 200m Individual Medley||2015 - Glasgow||2:25.78||Silver|
|S14 200m Freestyle||2013 - Montreal||2:09.88||Gold|
|S14 100m Backstroke||2013 - Montreal||1:08.90||Bronze|
|SM14 200m Individual Medley||2013 - Montreal||2:32.54||Silver|
|S14 200m Freestyle||2018 - Dublin||2:07.29||Silver|
|S14 100m Backstroke||2018 - Dublin||1:07.38||Silver|
|S14 100m Butterfly||2018 - Dublin||1:04.13||Gold|
|SM14 200m Individual Medley||2018 - Dublin||2:25.01||Silver|
|S14 4x100m Freestyle Relay||2018 - Dublin||3:46.25||Gold|
|S14 200m Freestyle||2016 - Funchal||2:06.29||Silver|
|S14 100m Backstroke||2016 - Funchal||1:07.03||Silver|
|S14 100m Breaststroke||2016 - Funchal||1:24.32||5th|
|S14 200m Individual Medley||2016 - Funchal||2:26.49||Bronze|
|S14 200m Freestyle||2014 - Eindhoven||2:08.36||Silver|
|S14 100m Backstroke||2014 - Eindhoven||1:08.57||Bronze|
|SM14 Individual Medley||2014 - Eindhoven||2:30.43||Bronze|
|MC 200m Freestyle||2018 - Sheffield||2:06.56||Silver|
|MC 100m Breaststroke||2018 - Sheffield||1:27.30||28th|
|MC 100m Butterfly||2018 - Sheffield||1:04.80||Gold|
|MC 200m Freestyle||2017 - Sheffield||2:07.97||Silver|
|MC 100m Breaststroke||2017 - Sheffield||1:24.80||14th|
|MC 100m Butterfly||2017 - Sheffield||1:06.69||8th|
|MC 200m Individual Medley||2017 - Sheffield||2:26.70||8th|
|MC 200m Freestyle||2016 - Glasgow||2:05.63||Silver|
|MC 100m Backstroke||2016 - Glasgow||1:07.79||Bronze|
|MC 200m Individual Medley||2016 - Glasgow||2:30.52||Bronze|
|MC 200m Freestyle||2015 - Glasgow||2:07.33||Gold|
|MC 100m Backstroke||2015 - Glasgow||1:08.51||5th|
|MC 200m Individual Medley||2015 - Glasgow||2:27.37||Bronze|
|MC 200m Freestyle||2014 - Glasgow||2:11.90||Silver|
|MC 200m Individual Medley||2014 - Glasgow||2:33.39||Silver|
|MC 200m Freestyle||2013 - Sheffield||2:12.21||Gold|
|MC 100m Backstroke||2013 - Sheffield||1:09.61||5th|
|MC 100m Breaststroke||2013 - Sheffield||1:39.58||34th|
|MC 50m Freestyle||2012 - Sheffield||28.61||Silver|
|MC 100m Freestyle||2012 - Sheffield||1:02.58||Silver|
|MC 200m Freestyle||2012 - Sheffield||2:15.23||Gold|