Jackson looking to nurture next pool of talent

Olympic bronze medallist and former 400 metres freestyle world record holder Joanne Jackson has announced her retirement from competitive swimming.

Olympic bronze medallist and former 400 metres freestyle world record holder Joanne Jackson has announced her retirement from competitive swimming.

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Joanne Jackson, Yorkshire’s most decorated swimmer of the past decade, has retired.

The Beijing bronze medallist and former 400m world record holder has hung up her swimsuit for good to pursue a number of other opportunities, one of which is to open a swimming academy.

At 26, the Northallerton swimmer is bowing out at the start of the four-year Olympic cycle that would take her up to the age of 29 by Rio.

 

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