Janel Jorgensen

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Janel Jorgensen
Personal information
Full name Janel Simone Jorgensen
Nationality  United States
Born (1971-05-18) May 18, 1971 (age 43)
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 146 lb (66 kg)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Butterfly
College team Stanford University

Janel Simone Jorgensen (born May 18, 1971) is an American former competition swimmer and butterfly specialist. At the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea, she won a silver medal as a member of the second-place U.S. team in the women's 4x100-meter medley relay, together with her teammates Beth Barr (backstroke), Tracey McFarlane (breaststroke), and Mary Wayte (freestyle).[1]

Jorgensen is the current president of Swim Across America, a national non-profit organization that has raised over $30 million for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming events all over the United States.[2]

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  1. ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Janel Jorgensen. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  2. ^ Terry Cookston, "Swim Across America Makes Waves in Rockwall," Rockwall Herald-Banner (June 22, 2011). Retrieved November 13, 2012.

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