JENNY MOONEY EADDY
2013 INDUCTION TO THE RHODE ISLAND AQUATIC HALL OF FAME
Jenny’s outstanding swimming career began as an age group swimmer where she was a member of the Barrington YMCA and East Bay Aquatic Club teams. Jenny was a State and New England Champion and record holder. In 1991 and 1992, she earned spots on the New England Zone team. In 1993, Jenny became a Junior National qualifier in the 400 yard medley relay and 200 meter backstroke. In 1994, Jenny qualified for Junior Nationals in the 100 and 200 yard backstroke placing 6th in the 200. She also qualified for Junior Nationals in the 100 and 200 meter backstroke events and the Senior Nationals as part of the 400 medley relay team from EBAC. In 1995, Jenny qualified for Junior Nationals in the 100 and 200 yard and meter backstroke events and finished 4th in the 200 yard backstroke. Her accomplishments as a member of the East Providence High School team were also numerous. Jenny holds the prestige of being the first RI female to break the one minute mark in the 100 yard backstroke, setting a new state record. In 1993-1995, Jenny repeated as the RI State Champion in the 100 yard backstroke and was voted Journal Bulletin 1st Team All-State for three consecutive years. In 1995, Jenny was awarded as the RI Female Swimmer of the Year. In the combined boys and girls RI state meet, Jenny was a top 4 finisher in 1994 and 1995 in the 100 yard backstroke. In her senior year, Jenny was named an Academic All American by the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches of America.
Earning a scholarship to Clemson University, Jenny competed four years and was a member of the 1997 ACC Championship Team. She was a team leader and placed top 16 at the ACC Championships in the 200 medley relay in 1996.
Jenny continues to compete in New England Masters swimming where she has achieved eleven #1 National Rankings. At Masters Nationals in 2003, Jenny won titles in the 100 and 200 back, 100 fly, and 400 IM. Jenny also shared her talents coaching swimming in RI from 1999-2004 for EBAC and Providence Aquatic Club. Jenny and her husband Jason live in Sudbury, MA, with their boys Jack and Joey.