Jessica Antiles

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Jessica Antiles
Personal information
Full nameJessica Antiles
Nationality United States
Born (1996-12-25) December 25, 1996 (age 21)[1]
Sport
SportSwimming
College teamColumbia University

Jessica Antiles (born December 25, 1996) is an American swimmer. Antiles was one of 24 swimmers who swam for Team USA at the 2017 Maccabiah Games,[2] where she won two medals.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Antiles grew up in South Orange, New Jersey,[4] is the daughter of Seth and Janette Antiles, and is Jewish.[5][6] She is a member of the Maplewood Jewish Center, where her father is president.[6] Her mother Janette competed in the Maccabiah Games herself, in tennis, representing Venezuela.

Antiles graduated from Golda Och Academy, a Jewish school, in 2015.[7] She continued her education at Columbia University, where she majors in psychology.[1] In 2017, Antiles received an honorable mention by the College Swimming & Diving Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) as recognition for Scholar All-America.[8]

Swimming career[edit]

Antiles has been competitively swimming since childhood, including competing for her hometown swim team, the South Orange Dolphins.[9]

High school[edit]

In 2013 as a high school sophomore, she tied the Prep Championship's record for the 200-yard individual medley with a 2:08.88 finish. The following year as a junior, Antiles broke a record which stood for 35 years, with a time of 2:03.50.[10] In 2015, as a senior. Antiles once again broke the record, with a time of 2:02.63.[11] In addition, at the 2015 championship, Antiles broke the 100 butterfly record with a time of 00:56.01, breaking the previous record of 00:56.85.[12] These records were added to her other previous Prep Championship record of 100 breaststroke with 1:03.91.[12] She also holds the Essex County meet record in the 200 IM with 2:02.62, along with the 100 freestyle with 51.47,[12] and was the New Jersey record holder in the 200 IM with a time of 2:00.84, from March 2014 until December 2015.[13]

Olympic trials[edit]

In 2014, at the CeraVe Invitational, Antiles qualified for the Olympic trials, finishing in second place in the 400-meter long course individual medley, with a time of 26.93.[14] Prior to her official qualifiers however, Antiles required surgery due to a sinus infection, which left her unable to swim for 75 days, and was unable to train properly, and therefore failed to qualify.[5]

2017 Maccabiah Games[edit]

Representing Team USA at the 2017 Maccabiah Games,[15] Antiles won the silver medal in the 400 Individual Medley with a time of 4:58.27[16] and a bronze medal in the 200 Individual Medley.[17] She also had a fourth-place finish in the 200 backstroke with a time of 2:20.89 and 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:13.59.[18] She also finished in 20th place in the 200-meter butterfly.[19]

When asked about the experience Antiles stated: "this was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. It was such an honor and such a special opportunity to be able to compete in Israel among some of the greatest Jewish athletes in the word."[20]

Israeli National Championship[edit]

In 2014, while living in Israel, Antiles won four gold medals during the Israeli National Championship. She won in all four events she competed in,[12] which were the 200-meter Individual Medley, the 400-meter Individual Medley, the 800-meter Freestyle, and the 400-meter Freestyle.[21]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Jessica Antiles Bio". gocolumbialions.com The Official Athletics Website of Columbia University in the City of New York. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  2. ^ "Jessica Antiles Stoked & Ready for 2017 Maccabiah Games". gocolumbialions.com The Official Athletics Website of Columbia University in the City of New York. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  3. ^ "Jessica Antiles Medals in 200 & 400 IM at Maccabiah Games | Columbia Undergraduate Admissions". undergrad.admissions.columbia.edu. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  4. ^ "Maccabi USA Announces The Open Swimming Team For The 20th World Maccabiah Games | Maccabi USA". www.maccabiusa.com. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  5. ^ a b "Faster, faster". New Jersey Jewish News | NJJN. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  6. ^ a b [1]
  7. ^ Girls swimming: Golda Och junior Jessica Antiles breaks 35-year-old record in Prep Championships - NJ.com
  8. ^ "Ivies Earn CSCAA Scholar All-America Recognition". Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  9. ^ "Win for South Orange Summer Swim Team". South Orange, NJ Patch. 2009-07-10. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  10. ^ "Girls swimming: Golda Och junior Jessica Antiles breaks 35-year-old record in Prep Championships". NJ.com. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  11. ^ "Updated: Villa Walsh wins third straight Prep swimming title". Daily Record. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  12. ^ a b c d "Golda Och Academy Senior Jessica Antiles Breaks Swim Meet Record". TAPinto. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  13. ^ "New Jersey Swimming : News". www.njswim.org. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  14. ^ "4 Ladies Qualify For Olympic Trials In 400 IM At CeraVe Invite". Swimming World News. 2015-01-10. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  15. ^ "Women's Swimming & Diving's Rosenberg to Compete at the 20th World Maccabiah Games". Brown. 2017-06-21. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  16. ^ "Murez Picks Up 2nd Gold Of Maccabiah Games With 1:59 200 Free". SwimSwam. 2017-07-11. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  17. ^ "Jessica Antiles Medals In 200 IM & 400 IM At Maccabiah Games". gocolumbialions.com The Official Athletics Website of Columbia University in the City of New York. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  18. ^ "Former U.S. National Teamer BJ Johnson Wins 100 Breast at Maccabiah". SwimSwam. 2017-07-12. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  19. ^ וסרשפרונג, אורן. "Results - 20th Maccabiah 2017". www.maccabiah.com. Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  20. ^ Alumni Socierty Schechter/Golda Och Academy News, Fall 2017, Page 8
  21. ^ "Swimming nationals end on a high with Israeli record". The Jerusalem Post | JPost.com. Retrieved 2017-10-27.