February 22. 2013 1:55PM

Jenny Thompson


Jenny Thompson was born on February 26, 1973 in Danvers, Mass. Jenny began swimming while living in Massachusetts when she joined the YMCA and become serious about the sport after joining Seacoast Swimming in Dover, NH at the age of 12. Jenny resides in Menlo, New York and is attending medical school at Columbia University.

Jenny's Major achievements include:

Jenny swimming the 100-meter butterfly in the Janet Evans Invitational  in Los Angeles (Photo courtesy of the Associated Press)

Highlights of Jenny's career:
With five relay gold medals from 1992 and 1996 Olympic Games, Jenny Thompson is one of the most successful female Olympic athletes in history. A Stanford graduate, she is attending Medical School at Columbia University.

Major Awards: