Improve your fitness level, achieve your swimming goals, and maximize your workouts with the help of four-time Olympic gold medalist Janet Evans. The Human Kinetics Janet Evans' Total Swimming book is an essential guide for any competitive swimmer.
Janet Evans is a three-time Olympian and four-time individual Olympic gold medalist who is considered the greatest female distance swimmer of all time. She was named the Female World Swimmer of the Year by "Swimming World" magazine in 1987, 1989, and 1990, and she won the Sullivan Award (top amateur athlete in the United States) in 1989. By end of her career, she held six U.S. records, three world records, five Olympic medals (including four gold), and 45 U.S. national titles. She won the 400- and 800-meter free at the U.S. National Championships 12 times each, the most national titles in one event by any swimmer in the 100-year history of the event. Evans' Olympic career ended in 1996, when she was honored with the prestigious task of passing the Olympic torch to Muhammad Ali, who lit the cauldron.