Jessica Long | One of America’s most decorated Paralympic champions, Speaker, Author, Advocate

Jessica Long

One of America’s most decorated Paralympic champions, Speaker, Author, Advocate

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Jessica Long

Jessica Long is one of America's most decorated Paralympic champions, a speaker, author, advocate, and sports personality.

Jessica's life has been nothing short of amazing. Born to a teenage mother in the Siberia cold, burdened by congenital defects in her legs, and placed for adoption at 13 months old, Jessica was able to persevere to become one of the most decorated female athletes in US history. However, it was not without setbacks. At just 18 months old, Jessica's legs were amputated below the knee due to a rare bone disorder called fibular hemimelia, but her adopted family would not let her physical differences limit her potential. With an unrelenting determination and belief in herself, Jessica has been able to reach the pinnacle of her sport and maintain her position amongst the best in the world for over a decade. Now as one of American's most decorated champions, her work focuses on winning in the water and inspiring others outside the pool. It's through her struggles that she has learned to grow and thrive as a champion and person, and her message of hope resonates with all walks of life.


America's second-most decorated Paralympian
Four-time Paralympian (2004, 2008, 2012, 2016)
Thirteen-time Paralympic champion (2016: 200m IM; 2012: 100m freestyle,
100m breaststroke, 100m butterfly, 200m IM, 400m freestyle; 2008: 100m
freestyle, 100m butterfly, 200m IM, 400m freestyle; 2004: 100m freestyle,
400m freestyle, 34 pt. 4x100m freestyle)
Twenty three-time Paralympic medalist (thirteen golds, six silvers, four
Fifty two-time world championship medalist (thirty five golds, fifteen silvers,
two bronzes)
Three-time ESPY winner
77th AAU James E. Sullivan Award winner

Jessica Long
Featured Keynote Programs


● StrongHER: How women are uniquely
positioned for leadership
● Consistency: How creating positive,
healthy environments can lead to
amazing results
● Ownership: If you want your future to
be different from today, it requires you
to do something different today
● Diversity Inclusion: Teaching others to
see beyond the surface when
understanding disabilities, and how to
best meet everyone where they are


Pain into purpose: When Jessica
stopped thinking of her disability as a
negative. It turned her bad days into
good days
● Growth: embracing change for a better
● Resiliency: Scar tissues are a reminder
of where we’ve been, our bodies and
minds are more resilient because of
● Mindset: How to develop a tough
mindset to withstand anything
● Positivity: the power of positivity in
getting what you want out of life


Jessica’s story: How a child from
Siberia, with the odds stacked against
her, became a champion
● Secrets to success: How to make your
future different than your today begins
with your perspective
● Finding your passion: What passion
means and how to create it
● Goal setting: What it means to make
big goals and how to boldly chase after

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