Synchronized Diving – 2016 Rio de Janeiro, Brazil & 2020 Silver Medal Tokyo, Japan
It was a proud moment when Jessica Parratto and her teammate Delaney Schnell won the first-ever Olympic medal for the United States in the Women’s 10-meter Synchronized Diving Platform event during the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan. This silver medal was one of many achievements for this talented diver.
Born and raised in Dover, NH, Jessica comes from a family legacy of aquatic sports. She started at the Seacoast Swimming Association in Dover, where her parents, Mike and Amy Parratto, both members of the Dover Sports Hall of Fame, started coaching in 1984. Jessica began her diving career under her mother’s tutelage at Seacoast Diving, founded by Amy in 1986. Her father was the primary coach of another Dover Olympian, Jenny Thompson, one of the most decorated Olympic athletes in history.
Her diving career includes several important achievements in individual and synchronized diving events. Among these accolades are gold, silver, and bronze medals in FINA Diving competitions, placing first in the 2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials, and winning the 2015 NCAA Championships. Jessica then competed in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, placing 10th (Individual 10-meter) and 7th (Synchronized 10-meter).
Jessica again made the U.S. Olympic Team for the 2020 Games in Tokyo, Japan, where she won a silver medal in the 10-meter Synchronized Platform event.