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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 Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
College team

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 first 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]


  1. ^ "Weir leads Brookwood to 4 straight". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. February 22, 2004. p. D1. Retrieved July 2, 2012. 
  2. ^ Pinkston, Buddy (August 31, 2004). "Q&A / Amanda Weir: 'I know I did my part; I was really happy with it'". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved July 3, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Daily Briefing". Atlanta Journal-Constitution. December 14, 2005. p. JJ6. Retrieved July 3, 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
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 18:38:04 -0700

Amanda Weir finished second in the 50 free at Nationals on Saturday, and she bettered that this evening with a National title-winning performance in the 100 free. Weir clocked 54.24 to edge Allison Schmitt by just a tenth of a second, as Schmitt came ...


Tue, 11 Aug 2015 07:04:01 -0700

Amanda Weir managed to out-touch Allison Schmitt for the national title in the women's 100 freestyle. Weir and Schmitt were the only two swimmers to finish under 55 seconds at 54.24 and 54.34, respectively. Madison Kennedy earned the bronze medal at ...


Sat, 14 Nov 2015 07:00:11 -0800

Amanda Weir, swimming in lane 5 next to Franklin, charged home the last 50 to take 5th in tonight's final with 55.26. ABSC's Shannon Vreeland was just .03 behind Weir with a 55.29 while NBAC's Allison Schmitt sits in 7th at 55.46. Camille Cheng pushed ...


Thu, 30 Apr 2015 20:11:33 -0700

After adding to her medal total in the first week of the 2012 London Games, she moved out of the athlete village with a teammate, explored the city, attended other events and went to the Closing Ceremonies. All things she missed as a wide-eyed 18-year ...

Swimming World Magazine

Swimming World Magazine
Fri, 13 Nov 2015 16:31:24 -0800

Arena Pro Swim Series editorial coverage is proudly sponsored by Arena USA. Visit ArenaUSA.com for more information on our sponsor. For all the latest coverage, check out our event coverage page. After setting the pool record during prelims with a 24 ...

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 ...


Mon, 02 Nov 2015 06:57:06 -0800

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Mon, 23 Mar 2015 13:54:41 -0700

Amanda Weir was found on Saturday, March 21, in a parked vehicle at De Berry and Whistler streets, said San Bernardino County sheriff's spokeswoman Jodi Miller. A witness called the Sheriff's Department reporting a woman who was unconscious and ...

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