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Janet Evans on exercising while pregnant

09/29/2007 at 10:36 AM ET

JanetevansWhen Olympian swimmer Janet Evans, 36, was pregnant with her daughter, Sydney, 10 months, she did what came naturally — she kept swimming.

I swam throughout my pregnancy and basically 10 days after she wasborn. Swimming throughout the pregnancyreally kept me fit and made it easier. And my OB said it was the bestthing that I could do.

Even throughout her pregnancy, Janet couldn’t quite get rid of her competitive streak which worried her husband, Billy Wilson.

He got mad at me because I was racing little kids in the pool. You’re not supposed to get your heart rate up after you have ababy. I’d be racing little 10-year-olds and saying, ‘They can’t beatme. I’m an Olympian.’ He’d say, ‘Please, take care of our daughter.’

And when Janet arrived at the 22nd Annual Great Sports Legend Dinner last week, all of her hard work during her pregnancy and afterwards showed.

I’d be disappointing all of the Olympians if I didn’t look good after having a little one.

Source: People

Thanks to CBB reader Mary Beth.

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Alicia A. on

Her husband’s right. Just take care of the baby.

morgan on

think its funny that she was trying to race the kids! hehe! Good for her for swiming durring her pregnancy, i wonder if her baby is a little water baby yet?

Sarah’s note: Click where it says ‘her daughter’ and there’s a pic of Sydney in the pool!

sarawara on

I’ve always been a Janet Evans fan. I’m very proud of her.

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