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Olympic Information

    Debut

Recent Performances

  • 5th (200m freestyle) - 2012 National Championships (Adelaide, Australia)
  • 2nd (4x200m freestyle)* heat swim - 2011 World Championships (Shanghai, China)
  • 3rd (200m freestyle) - 2011 National Championships (Sydney, Australia)
  • 6th (100m freestyle) - 2011 National Championships (Sydney, Australia)
  • 10th (400m freestyle) - 2011 National Championships (Sydney, Australia)
  • 16th (50m freestyle) - 2011 National Championships (Sydney, Australia)

Career Highlights

  • Coming 3rd in the 200m freestyle at the 2011 National Championships and gaining selection on the World Championships Team
  • Winning a silver medal as a heat swimmer at the 2011 World Championships in the 4x200m freestyle relay and winning silver in the 4x200m freestyle relay at the 2010 World Short Course Championships
  • Winning the 200m freestyle at the Youth Commonwealth Games in India in 2008 and setting a Games record

Interesting Facts

  • Jade Neilsen won bronze in the 200m freestyle at the 2011 Australian Championships which saw her selected to compete at the World Championships in Shanghai. At the Worlds, Neilsen swam in the heat of the 4x200m freestyle relay and the Australians went on to win silver.
  • At the 2012 Australian Championships Neilsen finished fifth in the 200m freestyle to score a place on the Australian Olympic Team in the 4x200m freestyle relay.
  • At the 2010 World Short Course Championships in Dubai, Neilsen teamed up with Blair Evans, Kelly Stubbins and Kylie Palmer to win silver in the 4x200m freestyle. The race, which was won by China, was the first swimming event to break a world record record since the new swimsuit era. The Aussies also dipped under the old world mark, finishing in 7:37.57.
  • At the 2008 Youth Commonwealth Games in Pune, India, Neilsen won gold in the 200m freestyle and silver in the 4 x 200m freestyle relay.
  • An avid surf lifesaver, Neilsen won the age Australian Championship for swim and board rescue in 2006. Her uncle, Paul Neilsen, was a World Champion surfer in 1971.

Sport

Years on national team

2

Coach

Dennis Cotterell (2003 - current)
Tracey Menzies (2010)

Primary Training Base

Gold Coast, QLD

Secondary Training Base

AIS, Canberra

Club

Miami Swim Club, Gold Coast, QLD, Australia

Institute/Academy
Queensland Academy of Sport, Brisbane
Australian Institute of Sport

Education

Primary

St Vincents, Gold Coast (QLD, Australia)

Secondary

All Saints Anglican School, Gold Coast (QLD, Australia)

Tertiary

Bachelor of Sports Management - Bond University (2011 - current)


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