Thursday, June 19, 2014
my interview with former swimmer Jancy Thompson
"It was very painful. It’s like a death. Because that person, Jancy Thompson the swimmer, pretty much died the day that I quit and was no longer Jancy Thompson the swimmer. And that’s a really intense feeling, but that’s the only way I can explain it is that it’s like a death. Because I am not that person anymore. That person died. "
Ok, so we're final - for now.
Today we posted the fifth interview, with former Arizona State swimmer Jancy Thompson, in the Vice Sports series with some of the women behind the petition to remove USA Swimming executive director Chuck Wielgus from International Swimming Hall of Fame consideration.
I thank David Matthews and Tim Ryan at Vice Sports for the opportunity, and Nancy Hogshead-Makar, Debra Denithorne-Grodensky, Deena Deardurff Schmidt, Katie Kelly, and Jancy Thompson for sharing their stories.