- Part of the bronze medal winning 4 x 100m medley relay at the 2016 Olympic Games
- Qualified for his first Olympics in Rio, 2016
- Finishing 4th in the 100m breaststroke at the 2015 FINA World Championships
Australian representative honours and results
- Rio, Brazil, 2016 — 9th 100 breaststroke
- Kazan, Russia, 2015: Silver: 4x100m medley relay, 5th 100m breaststroke
FINA World Championships Total: S1
- Gold Coast, Australia, 2014: Bronze: 4x100m medley relay, 6th 100m breaststroke
Pan Pacific Championship Total: B:1
World Short Course Championships
Doha, Qatar, 2014: 11th 200m Breaststroke
Just four years after failing to make the finals at the trials for the London Olympics, Jake Packard’s Olympic dream had been realised.
Jake was reconsidering his future as a swimmer after failing to qualify for London, but redoubled his efforts under USC Spartans coach Chris Mooney. Their combined motivation towards getting Jake to Rio paid off.
The 195cm Noosa swimmer qualified for the 100m breaststroke in a time of 59.57 seconds at April 2016 Australian Swimming Championships in Adelaide.
Jake, who was born in Penrith, was well-supported by his family throughout his road to Rio.