Jess Parratto

Jess Parratto and Delaney Schnell win silver in synchronized 10-meter platform, becoming the first U.S. pair to win a medal in the event at an Olympic Games

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A Day in the Life of an Olympic Diver

Meet Jess

From as far back as she can remember, Jess Parratto spent most of her childhood on a pool deck. With her father, an Olympic swim coach, and her mother, both a swimming and diving coach, you could say it was in her blood. At 5 years old, she did her first flip off the diving board, and from that point on her dream of one day competing at the Olympic Games was born.

Her mother Amy, a five-time All American diver in college, coached Jess growing up. Amy could see Jess's potential from a young age, but wanted her to make her own decisions on whether or not to pursue diving. As Jess grew older and progressed in the sport, she decided she wanted to take on platform diving. However, there were no pools with platforms close by in her small town in New Hampshire.

During Jess's freshman year of high school, her talent was identified by an Olympic diving coach and she was asked to attend a training camp at the National Diving Training Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. Shortly after, she was invited to stay and train with some of the best divers in the country.

At 14, she moved to Indianapolis and began living with a host family. She switched to homeschooling and started her new training regimen, training almost 7 hours a day. Eventually, her family moved to Indiana as well in order to better support Jess in her journey towards her Olympic Dream.

Once she graduated from high school, Jess had already made a name for herself. At 17, she competed in her first World Championships and shortly after became both a Junior and Senior National Champion. She also qualified for the Olympic Trials, accomplishing one of her biggest goals at the time. After making the final at Olympic Trials in 2012, she was motivated to put all her effort into qualifying for the 2016 Olympics in Rio.

Jess decided to continue her academic and athletic career at Indiana University, diving for one of the most successful diving programs in the country. Her coach, Drew Johansen, the head diving coach for the 2012 Olympic Diving Team, helped set Jess on a path to success. During her time competing for IU she became one of the most accomplished female divers the school had ever seen.

Through hard work, grit and support from her family, friends and coaches, Jess made her dream a reality. In 2016, she qualified for the Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil where she made the finals in both the Women's Synchronized Platform and Individual Platform events.


Jess + Malibu

When Jess first moved to Indianapolis, Malibu C visited her diving team at the IUPUI Natatorium to test new products on her and her teammates hair. Jess could tell a difference immediately, so she started using Malibu C's products religiously. Fast forward 11 years and she's remained a loyal user of Malibu C's products to this day. To her, there's nothing that compares to Malibu C's hair care and the technology that goes into it.


USA Diving

  • 2016 U.S. Olympic Diving Team
  • USA Diving National Team Member (2010-present)
  • 2011, 2015, 2017 World Championship team member
  • 2014, 2016, 2018 World Cup team member
  • Eight-time senior national champion
  • 2020 Madrid Grand Prix - Gold Medalist (x2)
  • 2020 Rostock Grand Prix - Gold & Bronze Medalist
  • 2020 Olympics - Silver Medalist

Collegiate Career (Indiana University)

  • Team Captain
  • 2015 NCAA Champion
  • 2015-2016 Female Athlete of the Year
  • Ten-time All-American
  • 2019 Big Ten Diver of the Championships
  • Five-time Big Ten Champion
  • Earned 10 spots on the school's top-10 lists across all three diving events

Jess’ Favorite Products

Swimmer’s Wellness Collection

I look forward to exploring the other great products that Malibu C has to offer and adding to my list of favorite products!