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Amanda Weir
Personal information
Nationality  United States
Born (1986-03-11) March 11, 1986 (age 28)
Davenport, Iowa
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
College team University of Georgia
University of Southern California

Amanda Jo Weir (born March 11, 1986) is an American competition swimmer and Olympic silver medalist. She was a member of the 2012 United States Olympic Team, and won a bronze medal in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Born in Davenport, Iowa, Weir started swimming while the family lived in Apple Valley, Minnesota.

Weir holds many of the sprint freestyle age group records for USA Swimming, setting her first record at age 12, in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.17 seconds.[citation needed] She attended Brookwood High School in Snellville, Georgia, and led the Brookwood swim team to four consecutive Georgia Class 5A state championships.[1]

At the 2004 Summer Olympics, Weir swam the third leg in the U.S. team for the Women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay. Leading after her leg of the relay, the U.S. team finished second to the Australians, setting an American Record with their finishing time. Weir earned a Silver medal in the 4×100-meter medley relay by helping her team qualify for the final.

Weir became a freshman at the University of Georgia in 2004,[2] where her team dominated the 2005 NCAA championships, with Weir anchoring four of the unprecedented five UGA winning relays. She was recognized as the Atlanta Amateur Athlete of the Year for 2005. Weir left the University of Georgia after her freshman year and transferred to the University of Southern California in 2006.[3] After a single semester at USC, Weir decided to end her college swimming career to begin swimming professionally.

At the 2006 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championship, Weir broke the American record in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 53.58.

At the 2012 United States Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska, the U.S. qualifying meet for the Olympics, Weir made the U.S. Olympic team for the second time by finishing fifth in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 54.41,[4] which qualified her to swim in the 4×100-meter freestyle as a member of the U.S. relay team. At the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, she earned a bronze medal as a member of the third-place U.S. team in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Weir leads Brookwood to 4 straight". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 22 February 2004. p. D1. Retrieved 2 July 2012. 
  2. ^ Pinkston, Buddy (31 August 2004). "Q&A / Amanda Weir: 'I know I did my part; I was really happy with it'". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  3. ^ "Daily Briefing". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. 14 December 2005. p. JJ6. Retrieved 3 July 2012. 
  4. ^ OmegaTiming.com, 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials – Swimming, Women's 100m Freestyle (final). Retrieved July 15, 2012.

External links[edit]

  • Amanda Weir – National Team swimmer profile at USASwimming.org
  • Amanda Weir – University of Southern California athlete profile at USCTrojans.com

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Mon, 27 Oct 2014 07:38:20 -0700

This year is no exception, with the likes of Americans Natalie Coughlin, Ryan Lochte, Adam Mania, Cullen Jones, and Amanda Weir scheduled to be in attendance. Italian star. Fabio Scozzoli, is also scheduled to compete, after a long absence due to ACL ...

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Wed, 05 Nov 2014 07:00:00 -0800

The US-American Amanda Weir, who has won three Olympic medals in her career with the relay and 23 medals at major events. The Russian Arkady Vyatchanin, one of the best backstroke swimmer in the world. He also worn has Olympic bronze around his ...

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Mon, 03 Nov 2014 19:33:45 -0800

A “great time racing” seems inevitable at the Bolzano meet, as he'll be on deck with the likes of Americans Natalie Coughlin, Ryan Lochte, Adam Mania, Cullen Jones, and Amanda Weir, all scheduled to be in attendance. Italian star, Fabio Scozzoli, is ...

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Sat, 08 Nov 2014 13:00:25 -0800

Amanda Weir snatched third in 27.23. Steffen Deibler took down Lochte in the men's 50-meter fly, 23.12 to 23.68. Mark Weber raced to third in 24.26. Meili doubled up with a 59.21 in the women's 100-meter IM, while Laura Letrari touched second in 1:00.11.
Mon, 03 Nov 2014 16:39:04 -0800

The swimmers in attendance were Natalie Coughlin, Ryan Lochte, Mark Weber, Amanda Weir, Madison Kenedy, Lisa Fissneider (Italy), and Mario Todorovic (Croatia). They went through their workout before meeting with the local swimmers where they ...

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Sun, 02 Nov 2014 13:18:37 -0800

Coughlin doubled up with a 52.91 to win the women's 100-meter free, while Alice Mizzau snared second in 54.58. USA's Madison Kennedy took third in 54.75. Notably, Austria's Birgit Koschischek (54.80) and USA's Amanda Weir (55.37) made up the rest of ...
Thu, 30 Oct 2014 10:04:01 -0700

In addition to the three mentioned above, some of the better-known names on the team will include Andrew Gemmell, Jimmy Feigen, Nick Thoman, Darian Townsend, Olivia Smoliga, Amanda Weir, Caitlin Leverenz, Madison Kennedy, and Katie Meili. Of note ...


Mon, 27 Oct 2014 08:52:10 -0700

Tipping well can now be added to Lochte's profile. Lochte's back in action at the “International Swimmeeting South Tyrol” in Bolzano, Italy, November 8th and 9th (along with Team USA stars Natalie Coughlin, Adam Mania, Cullen Jones, and Amanda Weir).

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