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Five-time Olympic medalist Janet Evans is considered the greatest female distance swimmer of all time. At age 16 she surprised the world when she captured three gold medals, defeating her East German competitors who were believed to be “unbeatable.”
Significantly smaller than her competition, Janet nevertheless sped ahead of them time and time again. By the end of her career she had set seven records, three of which she held for almost two decades. To this day she holds 45 national titles, third only to Tracy Caulkins and Michael Phelps.
A few weeks after passing the Olympic torch to Muhammad Ali in the 1996 Olympic Opening Ceremony, she retired from swimming and embarked on a successful career as a spokesperson, speaker, and mother. She once again made history in 2010 when she returned to the pool to train for the 2012 Olympic trials, an unprecedented comeback due to the amount of time she’d been out of competitive swimming. Even though she didn’t make it to the Olympics, Janet’s courage to take a leap outside her comfort zone inspired people around the nation. Upon entering the pool area at the 2012 Olympic Trials she received a standing ovation by 10,000 people, a clear testimony to the respect that Janet still commands more than two decades after her historic victories in the 1988 Olympics.
Considered the greatest female distance swimmer of all time, Janet’s record in the 400-meter freestyle stood for 18 years, her world record in the 1500 lasted 19 years, and she still holds the global mark in the 800. Since the end of her swimming career, Janet has made a name for herself as a commercial spokesperson, author, a reality television personality, and a highly sought after speaker.
In 2007, she published her first book titled Total Swimming which offers fitness programs, workouts, and proper swim techniques to readers. In 2008, Janet was selected to star on NBC’s reality show Celebrity Circus where the competition reached new heights as she attempted death-defying stunts in a head-to-head competition in front of a live studio audience. Her career as a motivational speaker started at the young age of 16 and has turned her into one of the most requested keynotes in the country. Janet executes motivational speeches for top companies in varying fields including: Technology, Healthcare, Real Estate, Telecommunications, Apparel, Banking, Insurance, Trade Associations, packaged goods, non profits and many others. With her easy style and grace on a podium, Janet has helped veteran salesman and senior executives alike!
Swimming legend Janet Evans redefines the concept of winning in the inspiring story of how she returned to competitive swimming after more than a decade of retirement. She compares her comeback to her early years competing, observing that this time she wasn’t worried about medaling or pleasing the public; in fact each night she went to bed with a satisfaction that she hadn’t felt for decades.
In the end she didn’t qualify for the 2012 Olympics, but she did feel that she was able to close her career on her terms. “For the first time since I was a teenager, I didn’t care what anyone else thought,” Janet confesses. “I had finally pushed pass the need to please, to win, to prove to the world that I was good enough.”
Graceful and with a great sense of humor, four-time Olympic champion Janet Evans is just as natural on stage as she is in the water. One of the most requested female keynotes in the country, Janet shares her experiences in and out of the pool including the conflict she faced between meeting others’ expectations and following her own dreams. Exhibiting the perfect mix between honesty and class, Janet reveals that life isn’t about just accomplishing one grand goal, but rather constantly challenging yourself in new ways.
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“She was delightful, interesting and entertaining.”
“Very energetic! I don′t know a thing about swimming but it didn′t matter.”
“It is very impressive that you can draw big name athletes to attend this event. It is always good to hear someone with Olympic or professional credentials talk about sports and how it all relates to life. Not too many of us have the opportunity to meet Olympians.”
“She was a dynamic speaker with a great message for everyone in attendance. A phenomenal choice!”
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Janet Evans′ Total Swimming
Improve your fitness level, achieve your swimming goals, and maximize your workouts with the help of four-time Olympic gold medalist Janet Evans!
Whether you have been swimming laps for years, want to get back into the water, or have a competitive streak for masters meets or triathlons, Janet Evans′s Total Swimming has you covered.
A total of 60 workouts and 12 progressive programs allow you to tailor your swim sessions by distance, intensity, and goal. The gold-medal information also details proper stroke technique, advantages of various gear, concepts such as interval sets and training phases, and making each workout more productive by stretching, building core strength, warming up, and cooling down.
So dive into Janet Evans′s Total Swimming and begin training with one of swimming′s all-time legends.
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