12 May 2016

Ms TRISH DOYLE (Blue Mountains) (17:05): I recognise 14-year-old Jenna Jones of Faulconbridge in the Blue Mountains, who recently won six gold and three silver medals at the Australian Age Swimming Championships. She also broke nine Australian and 10 State swimming records at the championships. Jenna is now on Swimming Australia's Road to Rio Team for the 2016 Paralympics. With her new coach, Nick Robinson, Jenna is pushing beyond nine swimming sessions and at least two gym workouts each week. I recently attended the Springwood Swimming Club annual presentation awards evening and gained a deeper appreciation of how incredibly proud our community is of Jenna. When she was in kindergarten Jenna was diagnosed with cone-rod dystrophy; she is sight impaired. She will compete in the S13 class for vision-impaired swimmers. In the House today I pay tribute to Jenna, her coach, and her fabulously supportive family. Go well, young Jenna. We salute you and wish you every success.