UND Staff

Jonathan Jennings

Swimming and Diving Asst. Men[apos]s Swimming Coach


Jonathan Jennings, the first full-time men[apos]s assistant coach in Irish swimming history, begins his third season at Notre Dame. The former All-America swimmer at the University of Texas came to Notre Dame from SwimAtlanta where he served as head age-group coach. He coordinates Notre Dame[apos]s recruiting efforts and assists with day-to-day coaching of the team and administrative duties.

Along with head coach Tim Welsh, Jennings has helped lead the Irish to major improvements at the BIG EAST conference meet over the past two seasons, highlighted by the squad?s runner-up finish in 1999.

Jennings, a 1994 graduate from Texas with a degree in anthropology, was a member of the Longhorn teams that claimed NCAA championships in both 1990 and 1991. He earned All-America honors on eight occasions at Texas and remains the Longhorn record holder in the 200 individual medley.

Jennings[apos] accomplishments were recognized when he was voted most improved swimmer by his teammates in 1992. Jennings made tremendous improvement in his swimming abilities during his collegiate years.

In addition to his successes on the collegiate level, Jennings has competed both nationally and internationally. He was a consolation finalist at the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 200 individual medley and was runner-up at the 1992 U.S. national championships.

Jennings won a bronze medal in the 200 IM when he represented the United States at the World University Games in 1993. Jennings applied his swimming expertise during the 1996 Olympic Games when he served as a color commentator for One-On-One sports for the swimming events.

Born April 8, 1971, in Raleigh, N.C., Jennings and his wife, Leslie, are the parents of a son, Ryan, and are expecting their second child in April.