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Janet Evans

5-Time Olympic Medialist, Motivational Speaker & Businesswoman

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 Janet Evans Biography

Janet Evans is widely considered to the be the greatest female distance swimmer in history. Despite her small size and unorthodox windmill stroke, she was a natural-born swimmer, completing laps by the age of two. In 1987, when she was 15 years old, Janet burst onto the international swimming scene, breaking world records in the 400m, 800m and the 1500m freestyle.

A year later at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Janet won gold medals in all three of her races: the 400 meter freestyle, 800 meter freestyle, and 400 meter Individual Medley, overtaking the powerful East German swimmers in the process. Her 400 freestyle victory was won in a world record time.

In 1992 in Barcelona, Janet defended her gold in the 800 freestyle and added a silver in the 400 freestyle.

At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Janet swam in both the 400 meter and 800 meter freestyle but failed to medal. The highlight of those Games came at the Opening Ceremonies, where she passed the Olympic Flame to Muhammad Ali. She retired from competitive swimming at the end of the Atlanta Games.

Janet broke a total of seven world records in three events (400 meter, 800 meter, and 1500 meter freestyle) during her career. Her 1500 meter world record stood for 20 years, her 800 world record stood for 21 years, and her 400 world record stood for 19 years, making them some of the longest standing records on the swmming books.

Janet was inducted into the US 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.

In 2010, Janet mounted a comeback in the sport with the goal of competing a the Olympic Trials in 2012 in the 400 meter and 800 meter freestyle. She successfully qualified for the Trials, and, at the age 40, had the recent honor of trying out for the Olympic Team in both events in July of 2012.

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. Her first book, "Janet Evans' Total Swimming", was published in 2007 and offers fitness programs, workouts, and proper swim techniques to readers. In 2008, Janet starred on NBC's reality show Celebrity Circus. Her career as motivational speaker began at the age of sixteen and has turned her into one of the most requested keynotes in the country. Janet executes speeches for top companies in varying fields including: Technology, Healthcare, Real Estate, Telecommunications, Apparel, Banking, Insurance, non-profits and many others. With her easy style and grace on a podium, Janet has helped veteran salesman and senior executives alike. As well, Evans served as Vice Chair and Athletes director for the Los Angeles 2024 Olympic bid committee.

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Janet Evans' Total Swimming

Janet Evans' Total Swimming

Speaking Topics
  • As a Four-Time Olympic Champion, Janet's story is unique, engaging, and incredibly inspiring! Delivering over 20 keynote addresses every year to top companies, Janet is one of the most requested female keynotes in the country. Her easy and graceful presence at the podium has inspired audience for years. Laugh, cry, cheer, and be inspired by Janet's message. A few of the companies Janet has presented to include Procter & Gamble, YPO, Xerox, John Hancock, DHL, Cigna, American Veterinary Medical Association, Weichert Real Estate Associates, BMW, Albertson's, Johnson & Johnson, American Resort Development Association, SoCal Edison, FDIC, Oroweat, Wal-Mart, McDonald's, NBC, Bausch & Lomb, UPS, Visa, Anheuser-Busch, Express, the YMCA, and many more. Topics include:
    • Leadership Through Goal Attainment
    • Peak Performance
    • Team Building and Excellence
    • What To Do When You are Already #1
    • The Difference Between a Winner and a Champion

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  • HOW TO BOOK Janet Evans?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Janet Evans for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Janet Evans, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Janet Evans or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO BOOK Janet Evans?

    Booking fees for Janet Evans, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Janet Evans, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • WHO IS THE AGENT FOR Janet Evans?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Janet Evans for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Janet Evans for your next private or corporate function.
  • WHAT IS A FULL-SERVICE TALENT BOOKING AGENCY?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Janet Evans or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Janet Evans or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.
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Janet Evans

5-Time Olympic Medialist, Motivational Speaker & Businesswoman

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Janet Evans Biography

Janet Evans is widely considered to the be the greatest female distance swimmer in history. Despite her small size and unorthodox windmill stroke, she was a natural-born swimmer, completing laps by the age of two. In 1987, when she was 15 years old, Janet burst onto the international swimming scene, breaking world records in the 400m, 800m and the 1500m freestyle.

A year later at the 1988 Olympics in Seoul, Janet won gold medals in all three of her races: the 400 meter freestyle, 800 meter freestyle, and 400 meter Individual Medley, overtaking the powerful East German swimmers in the process. Her 400 freestyle victory was won in a world record time.

In 1992 in Barcelona, Janet defended her gold in the 800 freestyle and added a silver in the 400 freestyle.

At the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, Janet swam in both the 400 meter and 800 meter freestyle but failed to medal. The highlight of those Games came at the Opening Ceremonies, where she passed the Olympic Flame to Muhammad Ali. She retired from competitive swimming at the end of the Atlanta Games.

Janet broke a total of seven world records in three events (400 meter, 800 meter, and 1500 meter freestyle) during her career. Her 1500 meter world record stood for 20 years, her 800 world record stood for 21 years, and her 400 world record stood for 19 years, making them some of the longest standing records on the swmming books.

Janet was inducted into the US 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.

In 2010, Janet mounted a comeback in the sport with the goal of competing a the Olympic Trials in 2012 in the 400 meter and 800 meter freestyle. She successfully qualified for the Trials, and, at the age 40, had the recent honor of trying out for the Olympic Team in both events in July of 2012.

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. Her first book, "Janet Evans' Total Swimming", was published in 2007 and offers fitness programs, workouts, and proper swim techniques to readers. In 2008, Janet starred on NBC's reality show Celebrity Circus. Her career as motivational speaker began at the age of sixteen and has turned her into one of the most requested keynotes in the country. Janet executes speeches for top companies in varying fields including: Technology, Healthcare, Real Estate, Telecommunications, Apparel, Banking, Insurance, non-profits and many others. With her easy style and grace on a podium, Janet has helped veteran salesman and senior executives alike. As well, Evans served as Vice Chair and Athletes director for the Los Angeles 2024 Olympic bid committee.

Janet Evans Videos

  • Janet Evans Remembers Superstitions From Her Iconic Swimming ...
    Evans, who set multiple world and national records, won four Olympic gold medals.
  • Winning is self-defined | Janet Evans | TEDxOrangeCoast - YouTube

Janet Evans Books

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Janet Evans Speaking Topics

  • As a Four-Time Olympic Champion, Janet's story is unique, engaging, and incredibly inspiring! Delivering over 20 keynote addresses every year to top companies, Janet is one of the most requested female keynotes in the country. Her easy and graceful presence at the podium has inspired audience for years. Laugh, cry, cheer, and be inspired by Janet's message. A few of the companies Janet has presented to include Procter & Gamble, YPO, Xerox, John Hancock, DHL, Cigna, American Veterinary Medical Association, Weichert Real Estate Associates, BMW, Albertson's, Johnson & Johnson, American Resort Development Association, SoCal Edison, FDIC, Oroweat, Wal-Mart, McDonald's, NBC, Bausch & Lomb, UPS, Visa, Anheuser-Busch, Express, the YMCA, and many more. Topics include:
    • Leadership Through Goal Attainment
    • Peak Performance
    • Team Building and Excellence
    • What To Do When You are Already #1
    • The Difference Between a Winner and a Champion

FAQs on booking Janet Evans

  • How to book Janet Evans?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Janet Evans for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Janet Evans, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Janet Evans or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Janet Evans?

    Booking fees for Janet Evans, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Janet Evans, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Janet Evans?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Janet Evans for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Janet Evans for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Janet Evans or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Janet Evans or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Janet Evans is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Janet Evans for your event is $20,000 - $30,000. Janet Evans generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Amanda Beard, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Shawn Johnson East, Dominique Dawes and Dara Torres. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Janet Evans for an upcoming event.

Janet Evans Speaker Videos

  • Janet Evans Remembers Superstitions From Her Iconic Swimming ...
    Evans, who set multiple world and national records, won four Olympic gold medals.
    Winning is self-defined | Janet Evans | TEDxOrangeCoast - YouTube

Janet Evans Speaking Topics

  • As a Four-Time Olympic Champion, Janet's story is unique, engaging, and incredibly inspiring! Delivering over 20 keynote addresses every year to top companies, Janet is one of the most requested female keynotes in the country. Her easy and graceful presence at the podium has inspired audience for years. Laugh, cry, cheer, and be inspired by Janet's message. A few of the companies Janet has presented to include Procter & Gamble, YPO, Xerox, John Hancock, DHL, Cigna, American Veterinary Medical Association, Weichert Real Estate Associates, BMW, Albertson's, Johnson & Johnson, American Resort Development Association, SoCal Edison, FDIC, Oroweat, Wal-Mart, McDonald's, NBC, Bausch & Lomb, UPS, Visa, Anheuser-Busch, Express, the YMCA, and many more. Topics include:
    • Leadership Through Goal Attainment
    • Peak Performance
    • Team Building and Excellence
    • What To Do When You are Already #1
    • The Difference Between a Winner and a Champion

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

All American Entertainment (AAE) exclusively represents the interests of talent buyers, and does not claim to be the agency or management for any speaker or artist on this site. AAE is a talent booking agency for paid events only. We do not handle requests for donation of time or media requests for interviews, and cannot provide celebrity contact information.

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