Jessica Bayliss

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Jessica Bayliss (born October 23, 1996) is an elite open water swimmer from Australia, currently swimming for the Mountain Creek Mooloolaba club based on the Sunshine Coast, Queensland and coached by Barry Kime.

She participated in the 2011 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships at the Sydney International Regatta Centre in Penrith, placing 4th in the 14 and under female age category in the 10km event and 6th in the 14 year old female age category 5km event.

In February 2012, she competed in the 2012 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships at the Champion Lakes Regatta Centre in Perth, winning the 15 year old female age category in the 10km event and placing second in the same age category for the 5km event.

In February 2013, she competed in the 2013 Australian Open Water Swimming Championships at Lake Macquarie in Newcastle (NSW), winning the 16 year old female age category in the 10km event, placing third in the same age category of the 5km event and placing 11th in the open age 5km event.

She participates regularly in ocean swims, winning overall in the 2012 Surf Swim at Dee Why, the female open class at 2012 Swim For Saxon at Queenscliff, the female open class at the 2012 Cooly Classic at Coolangatta and finishing third overall and first female in the 10km 2012 South Head Roughwater Swim between North Bondi and Watson's Bay.

She competed in Hawaii as a member of the 2012 Junior Pan Pacific Championships open water team, representing Australia and placing 10th in the 10km event, only three weeks after surgery to remove her appendix. Whilst in Hawaii, she also competed in the 42nd annual Waikiki Roughwater Swim, placing 3rd in the elite females category.

In addition to her swimming accomplishments, Jessica was named as Fisher Young Citizen of the Year in 2012; recognizing her community work within the electorate.

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