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Amanda Weir
Personal information
Full name Amanda Jo Weir
National team  United States
Born (1986-03-11) March 11, 1986 (age 29)
Davenport, Iowa
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
College team

Amanda Jo Weir (born March 11, 1986), also known by her married name Amanda Davis, is an American competition swimmer, Olympic silver medalist, world champion, and former world record-holder. She was a member of the 2004 and 2012 United States Olympic Teams, winning two silver medals at the 2004 Games and a bronze medal in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay at the 2012 Summer Olympics.[1]

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.[2]

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,[3] 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 first year and transferred to the University of Southern California in 2006.[4] 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,[5] 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 women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Amanda Weir Bio, Stats, and Results". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved February 6, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Weir leads Brookwood to 4 straight". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. February 22, 2004. p. D1. Retrieved July 2, 2012. 
  3. ^ Pinkston, Buddy (August 31, 2004). "Q&A / Amanda Weir: 'I know I did my part; I was really happy with it'". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved July 3, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Daily Briefing". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. December 14, 2005. p. JJ6. Retrieved July 3, 2012. 
  5. ^ 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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Swimming World Magazine

Swimming World Magazine
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 18:38:04 -0700

Amanda Weir finished second in the 50 free at Nationals on Saturday, and she bettered that this evening with a National title-winning performance in the 100 free. Weir clocked 54.24 to edge Allison Schmitt by just a tenth of a second, as Schmitt came ...

SwimSwam

SwimSwam
Tue, 11 Aug 2015 07:04:01 -0700

Amanda Weir managed to out-touch Allison Schmitt for the national title in the women's 100 freestyle. Weir and Schmitt were the only two swimmers to finish under 55 seconds at 54.24 and 54.34, respectively. Madison Kennedy earned the bronze medal at ...

Swimming World Magazine

Swimming World Magazine
Mon, 18 Jan 2016 08:06:15 -0800

Sjostrom won the 100 free in an impressive 53.12, while Ledecky finished second in 53.75 – ahead of top U.S. sprinters like Abbey Weitzeil, Missy Franklin, Amanda Weir, and Natalie Coughlin. The time cut eight tenths of a second off Ledecky's personal ...

Gwinnett Prep Sports

Gwinnett Prep Sports
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 19:05:31 -0800

Though well known for boasting an Olympic medalist in Amanda Weir, the program has experienced an impressive run of high-level, Division I swimmers in addition to Weir, resulting in a completely revamped record book. Most every Bronco record has been ...

Gwinnettdailypost.com

Gwinnettdailypost.com
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 20:11:33 -0700

After adding to her medal total in the first week of the 2012 London Games, she moved out of the athlete village with a teammate, explored the city, attended other events and went to the Closing Ceremonies. All things she missed as a wide-eyed 18-year ...

Swimming World Magazine

Swimming World Magazine
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:27:42 -0800

ORLANDO – Amanda Weir had a nightmare travel day yesterday in a seemingly short jump from Atlanta to Orlando, but she's here and happy to be racing. She talks renovating her Victorian bungalow with her husband and what a huge shift it is from growing ...
 
Frederick News Post (subscription)
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 18:26:15 -0800

... Richard Shipley, Kylie Slusher, Michael Snider, Mamie Soluri, Jessica Sorto, Holland Steel, Emma Stokes, Paige Tarleton, Seth Thompson, Emma Watt, Amanda Weir, Bishop Wenner, Alyssa Williams, Olivia Wilson, Nathan Yancey, Couper Yonkoski, Adam ...

SwimSwam

SwimSwam
Fri, 07 Feb 2014 08:50:08 -0800

That breaks three-time Olympic medalist Amanda Weir's overall state record set in 2003 at 22.91 when she swam for Brookwood High School. Cooper, a senior at Woodward Academy in Atlanta, had never broken 23.00 until Friday morning's swim. The 6A ...
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