Global Conference 2017

Speaker's Biography

Janet Evans

U.S. Olympic Athlete, Swimming

Janet Evans is Vice Chair and Director of Athlete Relations for LA 2024, as well as Chair of the Bid Committee's Athletes' Commission. She is responsible for promoting the candidacy of the Bid Committee and Los Angeles to host the Olympic Games, soliciting athletes' involvement and perspective in the development and promotion of the bid and enhancing the athletes' experience at the competition. As a five-time Olympic medalist who has broken seven world records, Janet is widely considered the greatest female distance swimmer in history. She was inducted into the U.S. Olympic Hall of Fame in 2004 and the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2001. In 1989, she was awarded the prestigious Sullivan Award as the United States' top amateur athlete. Out of the pool, Janet has made a name for herself as a commercial spokesperson, author, reality television personality, and a highly sought after motivational speaker. Janet received an undergraduate degree from the University of Southern California.


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