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]
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]


  1. ^ a b "Jessica Antiles Bio". 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". 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". Retrieved 2017-10-27.
  4. ^ "Maccabi USA Announces The Open Swimming Team For The 20th World Maccabiah Games | Maccabi USA". 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 -
  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". 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". 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". 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". 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 | Retrieved 2017-10-27.