Name: Janet Evans
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 400-meter Freestyle, 800 Freestyle, 400 Individual Medley
DOB: 8/24/1971
Birthplace: Placerville, Calif.
Hometown: Fullerton, Calif.
High School: El Dorado High School (Placerville, Calif.)
College: University of Southern California
Olympic Experience
  • Three-time Olympian (1988, 1992, 1996); five-time Olympic medalist (4 golds, 1 silver)
  • Seoul 1988, gold (400-meter freestyle, 800 freestyle, 400 individual medley)
  • Barcelona 1992, gold (800 freestyle), silver (400 freestyle)
  • Atlanta 1996, 6th (800 freestyle)
Personal: Began swimming at age 2...Won seven NCAA titles at the University of Southern California...Broke seven world records in three events throughout her career...Received the James E. Sullivan Award as the nation’s most outstanding amateur athlete in 1989...Authored the book, “Janet Evans’ Total Swimming”...Starred on NBC’s reality show “Celebrity Circus”...Became a keynote speaker at age 16...Inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame...Mother to two children, Sydney and Jake.