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Amanda Weir
Personal information
Full name Amanda Jo Weir
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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Swimming World Magazine

Swimming World Magazine
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 09:36:36 -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 ...
Oroville Mercury Register
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 10:56:15 -0800

Among her American teammates on the Pan Am Games team are Allison Schmitt, who won three gold medals — five in all — at the 2012 London Olympics, and Amanda Weir, an Olympic medalist in 2004 and 2012. Olympic gold medalists Cullen Jones and ...

Swimming World Magazine

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Tue, 03 Feb 2015 10:11:15 -0800

and Amanda Weir (Lawrenceville, Ga.) are also expected to compete. In total, more than 20 USA Swimming National Team members are slated to swim in Orlando. Beisel, Dwyer and Lochte all starred collegiately at the nearby University of Florida. Tickets ...


Sat, 14 Feb 2015 18:25:37 -0800

The Bahamas' Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace followed up her victory in the 50 free with a triumph in the 100 free in 55.38, Amanda Weir next in 55.70. In distance action, Venezuela's Andreina Pinto took the 800 free in 8:37.57 and American Michael McBroom ...

CTV News

CTV News
Sat, 14 Feb 2015 18:01:56 -0800

Victoria Poon of Montreal added a bronze in the women's 100 freestyle, clocking 55.72. Arianne Vanderpool-Wallace of the Bahamas took gold in 55.38 and Amanda Weir of the U.S. was second in 55.70. Caroline Lapierre-Lemire of Trois-Rivieres, Que., was ...

Arkansas Online (subscription)

Arkansas Online (subscription)
Sun, 06 Jul 2014 00:34:19 -0700

Amanda Leanne Weir became the bride of Prosper Majyambere at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 28, at Fellowship Bible Church. Shelby Smith officiated. Parents of the bride are Lynda Lee and Charles B. Weir of Little Rock. Her grandparents are Joyce and Charles ...
Fri, 07 Feb 2014 08:12:15 -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 ...
Alberni Valley Times
Fri, 13 Feb 2015 06:03:45 -0800

Among her American teammates on the Pan Am Games team are Allison Schmitt, who won three gold medals — five in all — at the 2012 London Olympics, and Amanda Weir, an Olympic medallist in 2004 and 2012. Olympic gold medallists Cullen Jones and ...

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