Jade Lauren Edmistone, an Australian Swimmer, Entrepreneur, Author and Motivational Speaker, was born in Brisbane in 1982. At the age of 8, she joined her local swim club, where her natural affinity and love for the water developed.
As a late bloomer, it wasn't until the age of 16 that Jade started making headway in the sport, but after the tragic loss of a close friend and her resultant battle with depression, she quit at just 18 years of age.
Two years on in 2002, aged 20, Jade set her sights on becoming the fastest women in the world, and returned to the pool once again. With exceptional focus and drive, Jade's goal was achieved when she broke her first World Record in 2004, becoming the fastest woman ever over the 50m breaststroke. Jade continued her dominance over sprint breaststroke, breaking 5 World Records and winning 3 World Titles between 2004 and 2006, before retiring in 2009.
After a lengthy battle with serious mental health issues since retirement, Jade, a mother of 2 beautiful daughters, had to fight her way back to health as she navigated her difficult transition from elite sport to 'normality'. Sharing her story in a powerful book, Fish Out Of Water, Jade now continues her passionate involvement with sport as an entrepreneur, author and motivational speaker, passionate about helping the future generations by sharing her story.
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Fish Out Of Water
by Jade Edmistone
Fish Out Of Water is a fantastically raw account of the struggles and difficulties faced by athletes as they transition from a world of eilitism into a 'normal' existence. With very honest and brave contributions from some of Australia's best female athletes including Libby Trickett, Petria Thomas, Jess Schipper, Samantha Riley and Sarah Ryan. Get your copy today!
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