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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

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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Gwinnettdailypost.com
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 19:15:00 -0700

#The final night of the Phillips 66 National Championships ended very well for Amanda Weir. #The Brookwood and SwimAtlanta product won the national title in the 100-meter freestyle with a time of 54.64 seconds, edging fellow Olympian Allison Schmitt ...

SwimSwam

SwimSwam
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 17:11:15 -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 ...

Red and Black

Red and Black
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 11:36:19 -0700

The five previous Georgia swimmers who also made the team were Amanda Weir, Allison Schmitt, Melanie Margalis, Andrew Gemmell and Nicolas Fink. “The USA Swimming National Team represents the highest level of swimming in the United States,” USA ...

Online Athens

Online Athens
Wed, 02 Sep 2015 17:00:00 -0700

Current swimmers Hali Flickinger, Olivia Smoliga, Gunnar Bentz, Pace Clark, Chase Kalisz and Jay Litherland made the National Team, along with former Bulldogs Melanie Margalis, Allison Schmitt, Amanda Weir, Nicolas Fink and Andrew Gemmell.

Collinsville Press

Collinsville Press
Sat, 08 Aug 2015 18:40:14 -0700

Afterward, Kennedy thanked her friends and teammates at SwimMAC Carolina and the U.S. national team – Arianna Vanderpool Wallace, Natalie Coughlin and Amanda Weir — in an interview on the pool deck for the crowd and fans watching online after the ...

Bleacher Report

Bleacher Report
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 20:42:32 -0700

Amanda Weir edged out Allison Schmitt by 0.10 seconds to win the women's 100-meter freestyle. Schmitt made a furious comeback after she ran the fourth-fastest split (26.65 seconds) over the first 50 meters. Weir was running second halfway through the ...
 
WTOP
Sat, 08 Aug 2015 19:03:45 -0700

50 Freestyle — 1, Madison Kennedy, Avon, Conn., 24.71. 2, Amanda Weir, Lawrenceville, Ga., 24.85. 3, Kelsi Worrell, Mt. Holly, N.J., 25.01. 4, Amanda Kendall, Fairfax, Va., 25.18. 4, Faith Johnson, High Point, N.C., 25.18. 6, Amy Bilquist, Carmel, Ind ...

Swimming World Magazine

Swimming World Magazine
Mon, 10 Aug 2015 16:03:10 -0700

Amanda Weir came away with gold in tonight's 100-meter free final in a close race against Allison Schmitt at USA Nationals. Weir registered a 54.24 to take the crown, just 0.10 ahead of Schmitt's 54.34. Weir jumped to an early lead against Schmitt and ...
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