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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
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
College team University of Georgia
University of Southern California

Amanda Jo Weir (born March 11, 1986) is an American 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]

References[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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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 ...
 
Barre Montpelier Times Argus
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 18:07:30 -0700

Phelps, winner of 18 Olympic golds and 22 medals overall, was beaten by Yannick Agnel in the 100-meter freestyle at the Bulldog Grand Slam. Agnel, who won two gold medals for France at the 2012 London Olympics and trains with Phelps at the North ...

Collinsville Press

Collinsville Press
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 19:37:30 -0700

ATHENS, Ga. – Avon's Madison Kennedy finished tied for second in 50 meter freestyle at this weekend's Bulldog Grand Slam meet at the University of Georgia. Kennedy and U.S. Olympic medalist Amanda Weir each swam 25.44 seconds in the 50 meter final.

Collinsville Press

Collinsville Press
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 20:00:00 -0700

2 seed with her time of 24.65 seconds, Olympic silver medalist Amanda Weir (25.18) and Megan Romano from the University of Georgia. In the 100 freestyle, Weir is the top seed with her time of 53.58 seconds followed by Olympic gold medalist Shannon ...
 
Washington Post
Sun, 13 Jul 2014 17:22:30 -0700

Megan Romano was second in 54.93 and Amanda Weir was third in 55.17. In other events, Becca Mann won the women's 800 freestyle, Melanie Margalis took the women's 200 IM, Kylie Stewart the women's 200 backstroke, Michael Klueh the men's 1,500 ...

Oconee Enterprise

Oconee Enterprise
Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:07:30 -0700

OCHS rising senior Annie Williamson placed 22nd in the 50-meter freestyle Saturday night in a field that included Olympians Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace and Amanda Weir. “I'm very honored that I get this experience,” Williamson said. “Never in my life ...

SwimmingWorldMagazine.com

SwimmingWorldMagazine.com
Sat, 12 Jul 2014 16:10:41 -0700

She almost won by a second in the splash-and-dash with teammate Madison Kennedy grabbing second in 25.44. SwimAtlanta's Amanda Weir picked up third-place honors in the finale with a 25.44. Notably, Megan Romano pocketed the B final win in 25.86.
 
SwimmingWorldMagazine.com
Wed, 09 Jul 2014 17:56:15 -0700

In the 100, Amanda Weir, Allison Schmitt, Madison Kennedy, Megan Romano, Shannon Vreeland and Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace make up the top six seeds, and it's anyone's guess who could come away with the victory. Schmitt, Romano and Vreeland are ...
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