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kaikoura
April 10th, 2012, 07:48 PM
Last night an interview with Janet Evans aired on the Tavis Smiley show on PBS. She is, as always, composed and engaging. Enjoy.

The link is:

http://www.pbs.org/wnet/tavissmiley/interviews/olympian-janet-evans/?show=13216

Bobinator
April 10th, 2012, 09:36 PM
That's a great interview, thanks for posting it!

pwb
April 10th, 2012, 10:14 PM
That's a great interview, thanks for posting it!
Ditto that.

I think, though, given what she describes as her training regimen, that all of us in the "Go The Distance" challenge should be very glad she's not clocking her mileage in here.

I'd really love to see her make the Olympic team, but, more than that, I hope she becomes a regular on the USMS scene and starts swimming Nationals and other meets over the rest of her swimming lifetime.

jaadams1
April 10th, 2012, 10:45 PM
Ditto that.

I think, though, given what she describes as her training regimen, that all of us in the "Go The Distance" challenge should be very glad she's not clocking her mileage in here.

I'd really love to see her make the Olympic team, but, more than that, I hope she becomes a regular on the USMS scene and starts swimming Nationals and other meets over the rest of her swimming lifetime.

10 miles a day...she says it like it's nothing to her!! Joking about it even. :)

Fresnoid
April 10th, 2012, 11:42 PM
10 miles a day...she says it like it's nothing to her!! Joking about it even. :)

<---- reading this with an ice pack on my shoulder because I did 4 yesterday and 2 today.

jim thornton
April 11th, 2012, 12:44 AM
She seems like a genuinely good person. Really hope she makes it. Dara set the stage. If Janet makes it, the fluke factor will be thoroughly kiboshed, and lots of people will start looking at aging differently--and swimming as a fountain of youth.

orca1946
April 11th, 2012, 11:09 AM
She seems VERY sure of her chance to do trials & hopes to make the team. I'm sure that she will make those of us that have followed her times proud that a 40 year old mom can come back! GO JANET !!!!!!!!

swimbody
April 11th, 2012, 11:55 AM
I love it! Janet took me out for my 21st birthday when we were living in Austin at the same time. Always a fun girl. I hope she makes it and swimming changes millions of heads as a result.

Lui
April 11th, 2012, 04:22 PM
I would really like to see her make the team. Her style is really unusual and goes to show there isn't only ONE specific style that works.

knelson
April 11th, 2012, 04:52 PM
I'm amazed that she can do doubles six days a week and keep going. Is she a machine?

swimbody
April 11th, 2012, 08:28 PM
I know one thing. That girl could drink us male swimmers under the table. She is a machine.

couldbebetterfly
April 11th, 2012, 09:47 PM
I loved the part where she thought about all the other things she could have got involved in - volunteering, PTO etc, but decided to swim instead. I'm right there with ya Janet, but only for 10 miles a week!

orca1946
April 13th, 2012, 05:34 PM
If I remember --- she swims with a straight arm recovery, but has a great under water pull, hence her records!

bamueller
April 15th, 2012, 10:16 AM
Nice story, thanks for sharing.

Do you think she'd ever consider open water distance swimming outside of the pool?

jaadams1
April 15th, 2012, 11:48 AM
Nice story, thanks for sharing.

Do you think she'd ever consider open water distance swimming outside of the pool?

Almost like asking a road cyclist if they're into mountain biking. :) Different sport entirely.

knelson
April 15th, 2012, 11:21 PM
Almost like asking a road cyclist if they're into mountain biking. :) Different sport entirely.

Yeah, but Lance Armstrong has dabbled in both!

kaikoura
April 16th, 2012, 06:56 PM
I guess you never know what anyone will do. I never thought I would do open water swimming and I have learned to love it.
I hope she sticks with swimming no matter what happens at Trials.

MickYoung
April 16th, 2012, 08:24 PM
Nice story, thanks for sharing.

Do you think she'd ever consider open water distance swimming outside of the pool?


She was a guest speaker for the Negaunee-Ishpeming, MI, 2 1/4 mile "race" for diabetes. The host tried to persuade her to swim it. She politely, but very firmly declined. That was about 2 years ago.

knelson
April 17th, 2012, 10:14 AM
She was a guest speaker for the Negaunee-Ishpeming, MI, 2 1/4 mile "race" for diabetes. The host tried to persuade her to swim it. She politely, but very firmly declined.

She's a So Cal girl. I'm sure the idea of diving into a lake in Michigan's UP--summer or otherwise--scared her to death!

Couroboros
April 20th, 2012, 02:02 AM
Janet lowered her OT cut by 2 seconds tonight in the 800 free. Just that much closer now.

Kevinj
April 20th, 2012, 12:45 PM
Janet lowered her OT cut by 2 seconds tonight in the 800 free. Just that much closer now.

I was timing for the finals and it was very cool to watch her swim. There were a few other nice swims last night that are mentioned in the article below.

http://www.ocregister.com/sports/evans-350187-time-pool.html

That Guy
April 20th, 2012, 01:29 PM
Fran Crippen Swim Meet of Champions realtime results (http://www.socalswim.org/htresults/2012SMOC/), streaming video (http://usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=2127&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en), psych sheet (http://ocvarsity.freedomblogging.com/2012/04/18/swimming-psych-sheet-for-swim-meet-of-champions-club-meet/258779/), and last night's results (http://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/results/published/10964.asp).

Note that Masters swimmer Dawn Heckman finished right behind Janet Evans in the 800:

6 Janet Evans 40 Golden West 8:46.89
30.44 1:03.21 (32.77)
1:36.13 (32.92) 2:09.23 (33.10)
2:42.26 (33.03) 3:15.57 (33.31)
3:48.74 (33.17) 4:21.96 (33.22)
4:55.09 (33.13) 5:28.41 (33.32)
6:01.64 (33.23) 6:34.79 (33.15)
7:07.92 (33.13) 7:41.23 (33.31)
8:14.54 (33.31) 8:46.89 (32.35)
7 Dawn Heckman 34 Trojan 8:49.96
30.98 1:03.77 (32.79)
1:37.12 (33.35) 2:10.34 (33.22)
2:43.58 (33.24) 3:16.98 (33.40)
3:50.39 (33.41) 4:24.07 (33.68)
4:57.29 (33.22) 5:30.61 (33.32)
6:03.83 (33.22) 6:37.24 (33.41)
7:10.24 (33.00) 7:43.60 (33.36)
8:16.92 (33.32) 8:49.96 (33.04)

clyde hedlund
April 20th, 2012, 01:38 PM
She's forty!! Oh! My, I remember cheering her on when I was forty something in 1988. I even wore out my Bud Greenspan's Cappy Productions VHS tape watching her win gold over and over. Now, does anyone know how to or where to purchase a dvd version of Bud Greenspan's video of the 1988 Olympics? Every kid who swims, should watch it.

smontanaro
April 20th, 2012, 02:00 PM
Now, does anyone know how to or where to purchase a dvd version of Bud Greenspan's video of the 1988 Olympics? Every kid who swims, should watch it.

Not for sure, but you might see if these folks have it:

Seoul 88: 16 Days of Glory (http://www.runningmovies.com/title/188.htm)

Skip

That Guy
April 20th, 2012, 03:13 PM
In this morning's 400 free prelims, Janet Evans went 4:17.95 and Dawn Heckman went 4:17.88. Watch this page to see where they end up seeded for the finals: http://www.socalswim.org/htresults/2012SMOC/120419P009.htm

clyde hedlund
April 20th, 2012, 03:26 PM
Thank you, but unfortunately it appears that it is unavailable. Terrific video that should be on dvd. clyde

Karl_S
April 20th, 2012, 08:35 PM
In this morning's 400 free prelims, Janet Evans went 4:17.95 and Dawn Heckman went 4:17.88. Watch this page to see where they end up seeded for the finals: http://www.socalswim.org/htresults/2012SMOC/120419P009.htm


She missed getting back for the A final by 0.02s.

8 Megan Rankin 17 Unat-GWSC 4:17.93
30.56 1:03.09 (32.53)
1:35.85 (32.76) 2:08.49 (32.64)
2:41.36 (32.87) 3:13.88 (32.52)
3:46.63 (32.75) 4:17.93 (31.30)
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9 Janet Evans 40 Golden West 4:17.95
30.52 1:02.93 (32.41)
1:35.54 (32.61) 2:08.21 (32.67)
2:40.95 (32.74) 3:13.59 (32.64)
3:46.35 (32.76) 4:17.95 (31.60)

Fins25
April 26th, 2012, 07:42 PM
She is my all time favourite swimmer. I still think the greatest race I have ever seen was the 800m at the 1994 World Championships. The race between Evans and Hayley Lewis was amazing.