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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) 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 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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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.
 
NBCSports.com
Wed, 13 May 2015 08:02:43 -0700

Ziegler spent the final days of the Olympics touring London with teammate Amanda Weir and coming back for the Closing Ceremony. It may have been her Olympic farewell. Ziegler took six months off after the 2008 Olympics but went right back into the pool ...

Press-Enterprise

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

A 19-year-old woman who went missing from her Grand Terrace home was found dead in a vehicle, a sheriff's official said. Amanda Weir was found on Saturday, March 21, in a parked vehicle at De Berry and Whistler streets, said San Bernardino County ...

Gwinnett Prep Sports

Gwinnett Prep Sports
Fri, 01 May 2015 23:22:58 -0700

##The evening, featuring keynote speaker and University of Georgia coaching legend Vince Dooley, celebrated seven new hall of famers, with Pollack and Kawa, a standout wrestler, being joined by Brookwood grad and Olympic swimmer Amanda Weir, ...

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 ...

Baltimore Sun

Baltimore Sun
Thu, 30 Apr 2015 19:31:37 -0700

With regular season play done, the regional playoff draw was held Monday and four Harford girls lacrosse teams will play today (Wednesday) in section quarterfinal play. None of them will be in 1A-2A play. In Section I, Havre de Grace will host ...

Collinsville Press

Collinsville Press
Sat, 16 May 2015 17:34:10 -0700

With her time of 25.25 seconds, Kennedy did win the B final by a significant margin of 0.21 seconds over Sandrine Mainville of Canada and American Amanda Weir in 25.96 seconds. Kennedy trains with SwimMAC Carolina in Charlotte and her SwimMAC ...

Kings County Register/Advertiser

Kings County Register/Advertiser
Sun, 03 May 2015 07:32:57 -0700

Coach and competitor Amanda Weir said she has been involved in the sport for nine years, five as a coach. She was proud that her athletes went out and “nailed it” on May 2. She said club members are dedicated and their tumbling in particular has ...
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