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No dream: Thompson's back

Updated: July 9, 2004, 9:31 AM ET
By Steve Woodward | Special to ESPN.com

LONG BEACH, Calif. -- It was an incredible September morning in New York City but it was not the pristine, cloudless blue sky or brilliant sunshine that found Jenny Thompson fixing her gaze through the bay window of her Washington Heights apartment.

"I could see the towers from my apartment," said the American swimming legend, describing a memory that will not go away.

“ We didn't talk about it, but she knew her mom was there (Thursday). It's hard not to think about ...

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