DOB: 23 April 2002
Born: Sunshine Coast
Home: Alexandra Headland, Queensland
Favourite Vaikobi Item: VCOLD Flex Paddle Pants
Weapons of choice: Nelo Sprint Kayak, Hayden Surf Craft Surf Ski & Jantex Paddle
Jenaya began Surf Life Saving (SLS) at age 5 with Maroochydore Surf Club! As a nipper, Jenaya medalled at State and National level and represented QLD in the, “Cyclones” Junior Surf Life Saving team in 2017. Jenaya is the current U17 female QLD SLS Single Ski champion. At the 2018 Australian SLS Championships, she won bronze in the U17 female Single Ski and gold in the U17 female Ski Relay.
At the Youth Olympic Game Qualifiers in Barcelona, Jenaya competed against 75 international competitors from more than 60 nations. She was ranked 9th overall in the Sprint Kayak/Slalom events. Jenaya has been selected in the 2018 Australian Youth Olympic Games Team for the 2 disciplines; Sprint/Slalom Kayak, which will be held in Argentina, Buenos Aires in October 2018. In sprint kayak, Jenaya competed at the National Sprint Canoeing Championships held in Penrith, Sydney where she won 6 Gold medals in the; K1 500m, K1 1000m, K1 2500m, K2 1000m and K4 200m, K4 500m and K4 1000m and silver in the K2 200m, K2 500m.
These elite performances at national level, resulted in her selection to compete for Australia at the 2018 Asia Pacific Cup in West Lakes, Adelaide where she placed 2nd in K1 500m, 1st in K2 500m and 1st in K4 500m. In September.
Jenaya will fly to Poland in September where she will compete for Australia at the 2018 Sprint Olympic Hopes Regatta.