Janet Elway

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Swimmer (1961)
Tue Feb 27 2024
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Janet Elway is a former American swimmer who competed at Stanford University and led her college to its first national women’s swim titles in 1980. But, she is best known for being the ex-wife of John Elway, a former American Football quarterback, and current general manager.

Well, Elway works as a financial advisor now as she does not pursue swimming anymore. Since she was in college, Janet has been a professional swimmer. Let's talk about the more interesting things about her.

When Did Janet Elway Marry Her Ex-Husband John Elway?

In 1984, a year after Janet Elway's graduation, the now-former couple married in a low-key ceremony. They had been married for some years and had a great relationship. 

Janet Elway With Her Ex-Husband John Elway
 Source: Pinterest

However, their relationship did not survive long, and they divorced in 2002. In late 2003, their divorce proceedings came to a close. Several reports claim that John's demanding schedule damaged their long-term marriage, yet the reason for their divorce has not been revealed, like Candi Fisher.

While there is not much information about Janet and John's marriage, we do know that they have four children: Jordan Elway, Jessica Elway, Jack Elway, and Juliana Elway.

Did Janet Elway Remarry?

Following her divorce from John, Janet married Kevin Kretzmar, a Financial Advisor at NTB Financial and the former president of Centennial-based Safe Money Inc. They got engaged in 2011 as he proposed to his fiancée after a year of dating.

Janet Elway With Her Husband Kevin Kretzmar 
Source: Denver Post

Janet announced the good news to her then-fiance, Kevin, at a dinner affair where the Mizel Museum honored Sharon Magness Blake with its 2011 Community Enrichment Award. Lee Greenwood, a country singer, was the event's primary attraction.

They first came out as a couple in February 2010 during a "Love Letters" performance at the Cherry Creek Theatre. But now they are no longer together, as Kevin got engaged to Patricia Dennard in January 2020. She is a Grant Elementary School D11 Elementary School Counselor.

On the other hand, her ex-husband, John, began dating Paige Green, a former Oakland Raiders cheerleader, two years after his divorce from Janet. In September of 2008, the couple got engaged in Italy. In terms of their wedding, they married in August 2009.

These days, the former swimmer seems to be living a low-key life. Moreover, she does not seem to be active on social media like Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter as well.

Janet Elway's Career

Janet's professional career began while she was a member of the university swimming squad. She earned six state titles at her institution, including two in the 500-yard freestyle, two in the 200-yard individual medley, and two in the relay.

Janet Elway with Her Family
 Source: The Denver Post

Elway won a gold medal in the 400-meter individual medley at the 1979 World University Games in Mexico City. In 1980, she guided Stanford to its first national women's swimming victory. The talented athlete holds a national record in the 400-meter individual medley and won the Association of Intercollegiate Athletics for Women (AIAW) meet with a high score.

Janet was also inducted into the Tacoma-Pierce County Sports and Pacific Northwest Swimming Halls of Fame in 2005. Janet has served on six boards in Denver, the majority of which have been philanthropic organizations. She helped at a halfway house and started a fundraiser called Janet's Camp. The fundraising aided children in enrolling in YMCA summer camps.

Janet Elway's Net worth 

Janet Elway's net worth is estimated to be in the millions of dollars, but it is not revealed to the public yet. In comparison, Olympic American swimmer Hali Flickinger has a net worth of $1 million.  

The lady's ex-spouse, John Elway, has a whopping net worth of $140 million. Her current husband's annual salary as a financial advisor could range from $115,000 to $182,500.

She also acquired a substantial sum of money after her divorce from John Elway. She intended to use the funds she obtained as part of the divorce settlement to open her home to charitable fundraisers. The mansion is situated on a 17,000-square-foot plot of land.

Early Age And Education of Janet Elway

Janet was born in Seattle, Washington, on February 17, 1961. Her parents raised her in the Washington region. 

Similarly, Elway attended Tacoma's Woodrow Wilson High School. Then she attended Stanford University and received a bachelor's degree in sociology in 1983. She joined the swimming squad at university and was quickly recognized as a world-class swimmer.

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