Tue. Feb 27th, 2024

Amanda Beard took to modeling like a fish to water, which is puny because she is an decorated Olympic swimmer (ya, that may have been over the top, but I’m still giggling). Joking aside, Amanda is a stunning model and amazing athlete!

Career Highlights

  • A Four-Time Olympian and 7-time Olympic Medalist
  • Tied the World Record in the 200m breast, winning her first World title in 2003
  • First U.S. woman since 1968 to win Olympic gold in the 200m breaststroke
  • 8 U.S. National titles

Olympic History

  • Four-time Olympian (2008, 2004, 2000, 1996)
  • 1996 – Atlanta: Captured silver in the American record-setting 100m breast and in the 200m breast, and gold in the 400m med-relay
  • 2000 – Sydney: Earned bronze in the 200m breast
  • 2004 – Athens: Competed in three events, winning two silvers in the 200m breast and 400m med-relay, and gold in the Olympic record-time in the 100m breast
  • 2008 – Beijing: Qualified 2nd in the 200m breast at US Trials. Elected Co-Captain of the US Olympic Women’s Team

World Champs History

  • Tied the world record in the 200m breast, winning gold in 2003…also secured silver in the 100m breast and the 400m med-relay

Pan Pacs History

  • Two-time Pan Pacific Championships competitor (2002, 95)
  • Swept both breaststrokes in 2002, capturing gold in the 100m and 200m breast
  • Won silver for the 400m med-relay in both 2002 and 1995
  • Earned bronze in both the 100m and 200m breast in 1995

WUGs History

  • Captured silver in the 100m breast in the 1999 World University Games

SC Worlds History

  • Four-time Short Course World Championships competitor (2004, 02, 00, 98)
  • Earned gold in the American record-setting 400m med-relay in 1997
  • Silver medalist in the 400m med-relay in 2000 and 2002, setting the American record in both races
  • Won silver in the 200m breast and 400m med-relay in 2004

National Titles

  • 100m Breast (3): ‘04 SPG, ‘97 SPG, ‘95 SUM
  • 200m Breast (3): ‘04 SPG, ‘02 SUM, ‘97 SPG
  • 200m IM (2): ‘04 SPG, ‘03 SPG


  • Former WR holder in 200m BR, set at 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials
  • Former AR holder in 200m IM, set at 2004 Olympic Games
  • Holds AR in 200m BR, set at 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials…holds AR in 200m MED-R (SCM), set at 2000 Olympic Games
  • Former USO holder in 400m MED-R, set at 2000 Olympic Games

Additional Honors

  • General Accolades: 2004 USA Swimming Female Race of the Year (Olympic 200m breast)
  • Won an individual NCAA Championship in 2001attending University of Arizona
  • International: 1995 Olympic Festival champion in 100m, 200m breast
  • National Teams: Six-time National A Team (1995-96, 00, 02-04)…two-time National B Team (1997, 01)
  • All-Star Team: Five-time (1995-96, 02-04)
  • Meet Honors: 1995 P66 Spring Nationals Rookie of the Meet…tied for Phillips Performance Award at 1995
  • U.S. Open…broke two of Tracy Caulkins’ Mission Viejo meet records in 1995