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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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Sun, 07 Dec 2014 06:37:30 -0800

In come Madison Kennedy and Natalie Coughlin and out go Amanda Weir (24.61 in prelims) and Kathleen Baker (24.90), leaving a relay of Madison Kennedy, Abebey Weitzeil, Natalie Coughlin, and Amy Bilquist. With Bilquist swimming very well in prelims ...

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Sat, 06 Dec 2014 20:18:45 -0800

#Brookwood grad Amanda Weir, a three-time Olympic medalist in swimming, and Shiloh grad Davey Pollack, a three-time All-American at UGA who is now a regular college football analyst on ESPN, are two headliners in the class. Pollack will be joined by ...
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Mon, 08 Dec 2014 14:27:19 -0800

Day Three Recap: Joining 200m medley relay teammates Felicia Lee, Claire Donahue and Amanda Weir, Reaney swam her 50m breaststroke leg in 30.61 to help power the squad to second place in the preliminaries while shattering the American short ...
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 07:44:18 -0800

One veteran, Natalie Coughlin, will take the place of another veteran, Amanda Weir, who was a 24.04 in prelims. Coughlin will need to emulate the 23.55 that she split in prelims on the mixed 200 medley on Thursday for the Americans to have a chance at ...

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Thu, 04 Dec 2014 22:52:19 -0800

Team USA's Felicia Lee (26.83), Emma Reaney (30.61), Claire Donahue (25.34) and Amanda Weir (24.04) smashed the American record with a second-seeded time of 1:46.82. That swim took down the oldest women's short course record on the American ...

Swimming World Magazine

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Sat, 06 Dec 2014 21:46:33 -0800

... (24.62) took a distance second with a time of 1:37.76, while Team USA's Abbey Weitzeil (24.23), Amy Bilquist (24.13), Kathleen Baker (23.90) and Amanda Weir (24.61) put the U.S. within striking distance of the American record with a third-place 1 ...

Swimming World Magazine

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Sat, 06 Dec 2014 22:46:30 -0800

... (24.62) took a distance second with a time of 1:37.76, while Team USA's Abbey Weitzeil (24.23), Amy Bilquist (24.13), Kathleen Baker (23.90) and Amanda Weir (24.61) put the U.S. within striking distance of the American record with a third-place 1 ...
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 ...

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