Janis Hape

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Janis Hape
Personal information
Full name Janis Lynn Hape
National team United States
Born (1958-03-10) March 10, 1958 (age 59)
Gary, Indiana
Height 5 ft 6 in (1.68 m)
Weight 126 lb (57 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Breaststroke
Club Totem Lake Swim Club
College team University of North Carolina

Janis Lynn Hape (born March 10, 1958), also known by her married name Janis Dowd, is an American former competition swimmer.

Hape represented the United States as an 18-year-old at the 1976 Summer Olympics in Montreal, Quebec.[1] She competed in the preliminary heats of the women's 200-meter breaststroke, and recorded a best time of 2:45.57.[1]

Hape attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and swam for the North Carolina Tar Heels swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition from 1977 to 1980.

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  1. ^ a b Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Janis Hape Archived 2012-12-13 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved October 27, 2012.