Janel Jorgensen McArdle
Jorgensen is the current president of Swim Across America, a non-profit organization that has raised over US$40 million for cancer research, prevention and treatment through swimming events all over the United States.
Jorgensen graduated from Stanford University in 1993 with a degree in psychology. During her career, she held four American records, was a 27 time All American, won 15 NCAA championship titles, and was inducted in the Stanford Hall of Fame. After college, she spent 12 years working at Oracle where she worked in strategic development and volunteered for Swim Across America.
After volunteering for 18 years, Jorgensen decided to dedicate her life to ensuring the success of the program and growing Swim Across America’s impact on communities, families, individuals and cancer research. In 2005 she became the Executive Director and currently travels the country raising charitable funding and corporate support. She delivers many motivational speeches while working with hundreds of community groups on swimming programs and charitable fund-raising.