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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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U.S. News & World Report
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:03:01 -0700

IRVINE, Calif. (AP) — Missy Franklin surged over the last lap to win the 100-meter freestyle at the U.S. national championships, earning a berth on the American team for the Pan Pacific championships later this month. Franklin touched in 53.43 seconds ...

SFGate

SFGate
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 19:00:22 -0700

The final featured four Olympians: Franklin, Coughlin, Shannon Vreeland and Amanda Weir. Vreeland was third in 54.14, Coughlin finished seventh and Weir was last. Olympic champion Katie Ledecky earned her third straight national title in the 800 free ...
 
San Jose Mercury News
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 21:52:16 -0700

The final featured four Olympians -- Franklin, Natalie Coughlin, Shannon Vreeland and Amanda Weir. Vreeland (54.14) was third, Coughlin (54.52) seventh and Weir last. Former Cal star Nathan Adrian won the men's 100 freestyle in 48.31, while Michael ...
 
Los Angeles Daily News
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 16:02:25 -0700

Weitzeil is the youngest finalist and one of four teenagers contending for the title, along with veterans Amanda Weir, 28, and 31-year-old Natalie Coughlin, who is trying to qualify for her fifth career Pan Pacific Championship. Manuel, 18, led all ...
 
University of Southern California Official Athletic Site
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 16:03:45 -0700

Former Trojan Amanda Weir was a finalist in the 100m free, eighth in 54.80. Former Trojan Haley Anderson, now an open water specialist, was 11th in the timed final of the 800m free (8:35.68). Andrea Kropp, a rising senior, was second in the `B' final ...
 
Omaha World-Herald
Wed, 06 Aug 2014 22:16:04 -0700

The final featured four Olympians — Franklin, Coughlin, Shannon Vreeland and Amanda Weir. Vreeland was third in 54.14, Coughlin finished seventh and Weir was last. Abbey Weitzeil, a 17-year-old Californian, took fourth, ensuring a trip to her first ...
 
Gwinnett Prep Sports
Wed, 23 Jul 2014 16:48:45 -0700

#Shanteau is one of five Olympians who grace the wall, joining Brookwood grad Amanda Weir, Hans Dersch, Doug Gjertsen and Kathleen Hersey. Those swimmers are part of eight U.S. champions stenciled in large letters on the brick — Karl Krug, Norcross' ...
 
SwimSwam
Fri, 08 Aug 2014 00:34:38 -0700

Rounding out the top 8 was Natalie Coughlin and Amanda Weir at 54.52 and 54.80. Allison Schmitt won the B-final of the women's 100 freestyle with her time of 54.74. Madison Kennedy finished second with her time of 54.86. Stanzi Moseley from Roadrunner ...
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