Renowned as a bubbly character amongst her counterparts, Jo-Jo is an arm amputee and swims in the disability swimming classification, S9 SB8 SM9. As of February 2013 she ranked 3rd in the UK and 20th in the IPC World long course Rankings for SB8 100m Breaststroke. Her home club Rochford and District have supported her throughout her career. She attended Belfair’s High in Leigh-on-Sea and then Millfield School in Somerset, but Loughborough is the added boost Jo-Jo needs to succeed, and hopefully secure her a place for the Paralympic Games in Rio 2016.
The student who is studying for a Sports Coaching Degree has been part of the British Swimming World Class Pathway Development Squad, showing her potential for international success. Jo-Jo has already represented Great Britain on two separate occasions at the Danish Open in Esjberg, Denmark Winning Silver Medal’s for 200m Freestyle & 100m Butterfly, and Bronze Medals for 50m Butterfly & 400m Freestyle she also won a Bronze Medal in the 100m Butterfly the previous year.
Whilst on a GB Para Triathlon talent identification weekend Jo-Jo was classified as a Tri4 Paratriathlete. Paratriathlon will be making its debut at the RIO 2016 games.
To attend Loughborough & improve her talent, Jo-Jo is offering companies or individuals the chance to sponsor her and watch her achieve greater things due to their help. She says:
“I’ve dreamt of this for the last few years and now it’s a reality, I really need support. Swimming/Sport is my life and Loughborough will give me the opportunities I need to succeed. If any company or kind people can help me, I promise to pay them back in medals and satisfaction they have supported a star.”
If you are interested in helping this future star, please contact Tina Cranfield on 01702 334056 or 07719 624905 to talk about the endless benefits of sponsoring Jo-Jo.