Star-Studded Field at Janet Evans Invitational

By Paul Goldberg

Los Angeles. OLYMPIC gold medalists Jenny Thompson, Amanda Beard, Kristine Quance-Julian, Claudia Poll, Amy Van Dyken, Dara Torres and Brad
Bridgewater, world record holders Lenny Krayzelburg, Tom Malchow and Penny Heyns and a host of U.S. national champions and NCAA All-Americans are
among the headliners at the seventh annual Janet Evans Invitational at the USC McDonald’s Swim Stadium from Thursday through Sunday (July 13-16).

The Janet Evans Invitational, presented by Speedo, is one of the largest U.S. meets in the nation and is part of the Cadillac Challenge Swim Series. More than 800 swimmers will be in competition, featuring club teams throughout Southern California and much of the Western United States. International swimmers from Canada, South Africa, Mexico, Brazil, Costa Rica, Puerto Rico, Ecuador and Peru will also be competing.

The invitational is the last major meet before the U.S. Olympic Trials on Aug. 9-16 in Indianapolis, Ind.

Results will be available daily here at

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