A for Athlete
  • Swimmer at Longhorn Aquatics (TXLA-TX)]]
  • in 2008 = 17 DOB: Jul 17, 1990
  • 5' 9" (175.26 cm)
  • Hometown = [[Aurora, Colo.
  • in 2008 resides in Austin, Tex.
  • former resident of Aurora, Colorado
  • Coach = Randy Reese
  • College= Stanford University class of '13
  • Wikipedia:Jessica Rodriquez
  • USA Swimming's media guide provided some source materials.

Career Highlights:

Won a pair of gold medals in the 400m free and 800m free relay at the 2007 Pan American Games ... finished third in the 400m IM at the 2006 Victorian Championships

Pan Am Games

2007: Gold, 400m FR & 800m FR-R

United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg Nationals

2007: 7th, 200 FR

2007 World Rankings:

44th, 200m free; 29th, 400m free; 52nd, 800m free; 25th, 200m IM; 35th, 400m IM Briefly: 2005-06 National Junior Team member ... 2006 World Youth Championship Team member


Holds NAG (15-16) in 400y FR-R, set at 2007 ST American Short Course ... Former NAG (11-12) holder in 1500m FR, set at 2003 OR Western Region Section LC Cham


High School: National Honor Society ... Mu Alpha Theta member ... National Society of High School Scholars


High School: Westlake HS '08

Ambitions, Aspirations, Goals, Dreams

 or Artist/Band Managment

Family, Village, Community

Parents: Frank and Yun Rodriquez … father is a paralegal, and mother is a computer programmer Started Swimming: Age 6 ... "I saw something about candy and concession stands at swim meets on a flyer at school. When I noticed 'candy and concession,' I asked my parents if I could join.  Before I knew it, though, I began to really love swimming.  I guess I have my sweet tooth to thank for that haha." Sports Played Before Swimming: Volleyball, surfing, track Nickname(s): J Rod Pet(s): One dog (Cotton), who is a Maltese Hobbies Outside the Pool: Spending time with friends and family, surfing, playing volleyball, hiking in the mountains, fishing, playing piano Ultimate Way to Relax: Listening to music, reading a good book Most Influential Person: Parents ... "They always remind me what is most important in life, like family and school." ... role model: Jenny Thompson ... "She's not only one of the best swimmers in the world, but she is also going to medical school. Even though I've never met her, she has had a great influence on my swimming career as well as my academics."

Training Notes


Swims 9,000 meters/yards per day, 4 hours a day, 6-7 days a week More: Hopes to go to college in California so she can surf and play beach volleyball in her free time Favorites: Movie: Michael ... TV show: Trauma: Life in the ER


  • 2007 Pan Am Games double gold medalist

International Medals

2007 Pan American Games 2007: Gold, 400m FR; Gold, 800m FR-R

Top Times

Event 200m FR 400m FR 800m FR Best 1:59.97 4:10.66 8:40.42 Year Jul 07 Feb 08 Jun 07


SCY NATS - 17 Final, 500y FR; 17 Final, 200y IM; 5 Final, 400y IM; 11 Final, 400y FR-R; 7 Final, 800y FR-R; 12 Final, 400y MED-R SUM NATS - 7 Final, 200m FR; 6 Final, 400m FR; 9 Final, 800m FR; 6 Final, 200m IM; 28 Final, 400m FR-R; 4 Final, 800m FR-R; 16 Final, 400m MED-R PAN AMS - 1 Final, 400m FR; 1 Final, 800m FR-R SCSC GP - 10 Final, 200m FR; t1 Final, 400m FR; 4 Final, 800m FR; 3 Final, 200m IM; 3 Final, 400m IM 2006 SUM NATS - 9 Final, 400m FR; 13 Final, 400m IM 2005 WC TRIALS - 17 Final, 400m FR; 20 Final, 400m IM 2004 SUM NATS - 16 Final, 400m FR; 11 Final, 800m FR; 18 Final, 400m IM 2003 US OPEN - t16 Final, 800m FR; 20 Final, 400m IM