Jaynie Hudgell
Personal information
Birth nameJaynie Margaret Parkhouse
Born (1956-04-17) 17 April 1956 (age 66)
Cambridge, New Zealand
Height1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
ClubWharenui Swimming Club, Christchurch
Medal record
Women's Swimming
Commonwealth Games
Gold medal – first place 1974 Christchurch 800 m freestyle
Bronze medal – third place 1974 Christchurch 400 m freestyle

Jaynie Margaret Hudgell (née Parkhouse, born 17 April 1956) is a retired female freestyle swimmer from New Zealand, who competed for her native country at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany. She claimed the gold medal at the 1974 British Commonwealth Games in Christchurch, New Zealand, in the women's 800 m freestyle and bronze medal in the 400 m freestyle.[1]

Born in Cambridge,[2] Hudgell grew up in Christchurch where she attended Villa Maria College.[1]

Jaynie Parkhouse Drive, within Queen Elizabeth II Park, where she won her gold and bronze medals, was named after her. Parkhouse Reserve and Parkhouse Street in Rangiora are also named after her.[2]

In 2021 she became president of Swimming New Zealand.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Where is she now? Jaynie Parkhouse". Newsroom. 25 November 2021. Retrieved 24 November 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Jaynie Hudgell". New Zealand Olympic Team. 9 February 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2022.