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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 University of Georgia;
University of Southern California

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 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 women's 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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507 news items

Collinsville Press

Collinsville Press
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 19:37:30 -0700

From left, American's Amanda Weir, Madison Kennedy of Avon, Natalie Coughlin and Allison Schmidt with their silver medals after the team finished second in the 4×100 freestyle relay at the Pan-Am Games Tuesday in Toronto. (Photo courtesy U.S. ...

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 ...

Gwinnettdailypost.com

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

Brookwood graduate Amanda Weir poses for portrait under water at SwimAtlanta in Lawrenceville. Weir, a three-time Olympic medalists, is being inducted into the Gwinnett Sports Hall of Fame today. (Staff Photo: Brendan Sullivan). photo. Amanda Weir. photo.
 
reachforthewall.com
Tue, 14 Jul 2015 10:14:29 -0700

Natalie Coughlin (left) and Amanda Weir of the United States before the start of women's 100-meter freestyle preliminary heat Tuesday morning during the 2015 Pan Am Games in Toronto. Coughlin set the meet record with a time of 53.85 seconds.

SwimSwam

SwimSwam
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 12:58:17 -0700

The Americans came out on top in prelims, logging a time of 8:05.52 with the combination of Courtney Harnish, Amanda Weir, Kylie Stewart, Gillian Ryan. Tonight's lineup for the U.S. will most surely include 200m specialists Allison Schmitt and Kiera ...

SwimSwam

SwimSwam
Mon, 13 Jul 2015 21:08:15 -0700

In the women's 100 free, top seed Natalie Coughlin and her teammate Amanda Weir will make the American debut. They'll be swimming out of lanes 4 and 5 in heat 3, the 2nd circle seeded heat. Those 2 are entered with 54.18 and 54.43 respectively.

Collinsville Press

Collinsville Press
Sat, 11 Jul 2015 09:07:30 -0700

From left, Americans' Chip Peterson, Katie Meili, Madison Kennedy of Avon, and Amanda Weir before the start of Friday's Opening Ceremonies for the Pan-Am Games in Toronto. (Photo courtesy Madison Kennedy via Instagram). TORONTO – Avon's Madison ...
 
Frederick News Post (subscription)
Tue, 21 Jul 2015 23:07:12 -0700

... Matthew Rudy, Kathleen Russell, Jenna Schoonover, Daniel Shapiro, Brooke Shiflet, Richard Shipley, Daimen Sisler, Mamie Soluri, Nathaniel Spector, Seth Thompson, William Tuten, Emma Watt, Amanda Weir, Bishop Wenner, Evan Wilson, Olivia Wilson, ...
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