I have been familiar with TeamUnify as a swimming parent for at least four or five years but never as an administrator, until a year ago when our high school swimming and diving team launched their first TeamUnify site ever. As head coach, I decided to take on the duty of getting the website up and running. At first glance, I was overwhelmed by all the new information, but, whenever I had a question or worry, I was easily able to get a hold of an account manager for assistance. Whether it be through webinars, live phone conversations, emails, texts, and TU University, help was always there for the taking. It was nice having the same one or two people assisting me, as they were familiar with what my specific needs were.
At first glance, I was overwhelmed by all the new information, but, whenever I had a question or worry, I was easily able to get a hold of an account manager for assistance. Whether it be through webinars, live phone conversations, emails, texts, and TU University, help was always there for the taking.
Fast forward one year... this season, we had the opportunity to upgrade our site. The new version is better than I had even imagined it would be. The ability to add so many special photographs commemorating last year's graduating seniors was one of my favorite things about it. But the most beautiful thing is the ability to customize the background to make it our own. The view of the gorgeous Smoky Mountains set behind our team logo, suggested by our account manager, Matt Emerson, is breathtaking and really sets the tone.
The ease of communicating with parents and athletes through email and text through OnDeck is fantastic! We have both high school and middle school teams included and are able to communicate with each team separately or as a whole. The ease of meet set up and registration makes a coach's job so much more bearable. I am not sure what I would have done without TeamUnify. My day-to-day coaching duties are more streamlined as most of what I need is all in one place so that I can access the information at the push of a button on my phone or laptop, even down to writing workouts and taking attendance! I use the OnDeck app every single day.
Thank you, Simon, Matt, and TeamUnify for all that you've done to help our teams. Our men placing second at 2019 KISL High School State and our women placing fourth is a reflection of a well-run athletic program, headed up by a wonderful athletic director, amazing families, caring coaches, and the great people at TeamUnify.
Maryville High School Swim Coach & Administrator
Jenna was born in Santa Rosa, California. Jenna started swimming competitively at age 8 and became a year round swimmer at age 12 for the Santa Rosa Neptunes.
As a 16-year-old, Coach Jenna represented the United States at the 1984 Summer Olympics in Los Angeles, California. Jenna’s 1984 Olympic Trial time in the 100 m Butterfly (59.08) was the second fastest time ever swum in history at that time. As an Olympian, at the games, she won three medals: a gold medal in the women’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay, a gold medal in the 4×100-meter medley relay, and a silver medal in the 100-meter butterfly.
She attended and swam for Ursuline High School in Santa Rosa her freshman and sophomore years. She is an alumna of Whittier Christian High School, where in 1984 she set the national record of 53.95 seconds in the 100-yard butterfly and the D1 record of 23.07 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle. While living in Southern California, she trained at the Industry Hills Aquatic Club in the City of Industry, California.
Jenna attended Stanford University, where she received her degree in Communication and swam for the Stanford Cardinal. She won 6 NCAA individual national championship over her college career in the 50, 100, 200 yard freestyle and 100 yard butterfly. She was co-captain her senior year in 1989, during which Stanford won first place at NCAA’s. While at Stanford, she broke two American Records, in the 100 meter freestyle and the 100 yard butterfly. She also competed in the World Championships, Pan Pacific Championships, and World University Games representing the U.S.A. Jenna competed in the 1992 and 1996 Olympic Trials before retiring.
As a 19-year-old, she received the Honda Sports Award for Swimming and Diving, recognizing her as the outstanding college female swimmer of the year in 1985–86, and was a runner-up for the award the following year. Johnson made Rivals.com‘s list for the “Top 100 Female Athletes In State History.” Jenna has been inducted into the Stanford Sports Hall of Fame.
Jenna coached the Lady Volunteers at The University of Tennessee from 1993-1998. Jenna has also coached Berean High School, U.T. Masters, West Side Y Masters, West Side Y summer swim team, and Stanford Masters, along with other small swim teams in California. Jenna has coached and taught for about 25 years. Twelve years ago, at the YMCA, she created the Winter Marlins program, which gives summer swimmers a chance to swim throughout the school year while learning about stroke technique. Jenna has since moved her Winter Marlins program to the Boys and Girls Club and Green Meadow.