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SwimSwam Podcast: What Would Janet Evans Give All Her Olympic Medals To Do?

The SwimSwam Podcast

We sat down to speak with Olympic legend Janet Evans, who gave us her unique perspective on not only past Olympics but future Games as well. Janet shared some of her favorite stories with us, including a memory from her first Olympic Games in 1988 where she won gold and set the world record in the 400m free, beating the East German women who were quite a bit psychically bigger than she was. At the VERY end of our talk, Janet also described running the Olympic torch to Muhammed Ali at the 1996 Atlanta Games. Evans says it was by far the best moment in her Olympic career, and would give up all of her medals to do it again.

37mins

25 May 2020

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Growing Bolder: Janet Evans; Phil Kean; Judy Shipman; Dr. Ira Byock; Ian Usher

Growing Bolder

She's a four-time Olympic gold medalist and the greatest female distance swimmer of all time, and at the age of 40 and with two small kids, Janet Evans staged an Olympic comeback. She explains why she felt ready to compete again, even against swimmers half her age.

52mins

11 Nov 2018

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Episode 62: Just Keep Swimming - Olympians Janet Evans & Olivia Morgan

Life's New Normal Podcast with Host John Register

Janet Evans:Despite her small size and unorthodox windmill stroke, Janet Evans was a natural-born swimmer who was swimming laps at the age of two. By the end of her storied career, she was considered to be the greatest female distance swimmer of all time. On her path to earning that accolade, Evans earned four individual Olympic gold medals and one silver medal, won seventeen international titles and forty-five US National titles, and broke seven world records, many of which stood for two decades. Janet is a true legend in her sport as well as in women's sports.Janet is now at the helm corralling athlete for the LA2024 Bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games. Olivia Morgan:Olivia Morgan, who won the individual high point title at the U.S. Collegiate National Championships in March, was named USA Synchro’s Athlete of the Year. Morgan, a USA Synchro athlete representative, helped lead Team USA to the bronze medal and finished fourth in the duet free at the World University Games in Kazan, Russia. Morgan also earned Collegiate All-American status, leading Stanford to the team title and adding gold medals in duet and trio at Collegiate Nationals. Now what does she do? Box! Yep that's right! Listen in to learn how and why she made the transition.--About the host:John Register, Paralympic Silver Medalist | Inspirational Catalyst and Change Management Speaker | who shows business leaders and sports professionals how to courageously step up to championship performance by walking in the new normal.

1hr

1 Apr 2017

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Janet Evans: "The Impact of the Olympics"

Evaluating the Impact of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games (Audio Only)

Four-time Olympic gold medalist, Janet Evans is recognized as the best female distance swimmer in United States history. In addition to her gold medals, she held six American records, three world records, 45 national titles, 17 international titles, and five NCAA titles. Evanss records have been difficult to beat, one of her world records still stands. She won medals at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics and also represented the United States at the Atlanta Games in 1996, serving as one of the final torch carriers. Evans is also a member of the Trojan family, having studied here. Each July, USC hosts the Janet Evans Invitational, a major swim meet.

13mins

30 Jan 2009

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Janet Evans: "The Impact of the Olympics"

Evaluating the Impact of the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games

Four-time Olympic gold medalist, Janet Evans is recognized as the best female distance swimmer in United States history. In addition to her gold medals, she held six American records, three world records, 45 national titles, 17 international titles, and five NCAA titles. Evanss records have been difficult to beat, one of her world records still stands. She won medals at the 1988 and 1992 Olympics and also represented the United States at the Atlanta Games in 1996, serving as one of the final torch carriers. Evans is also a member of the Trojan family, having studied here. Each July, USC hosts the Janet Evans Invitational, a major swim meet.

13mins

30 Jan 2009