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Jan 29, 2024
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Amanda Beard Biography

The California born swimmer, Amanda Beard is a seven-time Olympic medalist. Besides, she has won two gold medals, four silver ones, and one bronze medal in her entire career.

Beard is a former world record in the 200-meter breaststroke. She is a winner of 21 medals in major international competition; 5 gold, 13 silver, and 3 bronze. These competitions include the World Championships, the Pan Pacific Championships and the Summer Universiade.

Besides that, she earned the American Swimmer of the Year Award twice due to her success. She won two silver medals and one gold in her first Olympics in 1996 when she was 14 years old and so far she has won a total of 7 Olympic medals.

Amanda Beard Age| Birthday

Amanda Ray Beard was born on October 29, 1981, in Newport Beach, California, in the United States of America. Moreover, she likes to celebrate her birthday on October 29th every year.

 Beard Family


Beard is the daughter of Gayle Beard and Dan Beard. More details of what her parents used to do or what they do are not stated yet.


She has two siblings and she is the youngest of the three. Her siblings are Leah Beard and Taryn Beard. Taryn also works as a swimming coach. She writes in her autobiography that her parents divorced at 12 and that was the beginning of her personal struggles as well as her perfectionist nature.

Early Life

As she was growing up, her mother, Gayle, always encouraged her and gave her all the support she needed. Beard regularly attended her meets and competitions and this gave her the confidence and motivation she needed to be the best every time. Beard attended Irvine High School and while at school, she reports having mild dyslexia conditions which caused her not to have a great academic performance at school.

She decided to major in athletics, especially swimming since previously she used to enjoy watching her two sisters practice for the local team; that was when she was young. Amanda enjoyed it so much that she joined the team herself in 1986 and excelled at the sport and ended up joining the Irvine Novaquatics in 1994.

Beard achieved an athletic scholarship to the University of Arizona. She began struggling with bulimia nervosa. She was always stressed when she wore a swimsuit in front of others as well as when she saw her photoshopped ads. This caused a great desire for her to have a body that matched those that had been photoshopped.

Amanda Beard Husband

Beard is married to Sacha Brown, a photographer. She has been living with him since they got married in 2009.

Beard’s Children

The two are blessed with two children; a son named Blaise Ray Brown born on September 15, 2009, and a daughter named Doone Isla Brown born on June 19, 2013.

Amanda Beard Facts and Body Measurements

  • Date of Birth: October 29, 1981
  • Nationality: American
  • Marital Status: Married
  • Height: 5 feet 8 inches
  • Weight: 59 kg
  • Shoe Size: Not Available
  • Hair Colour: Blonde hair
  • Eye color: Hazel  Blue

Amanda Beard Net Worth

Beard has earned an estimated net worth of $4 million. Beard has also been featured on a TV commercial for GoDaddy. Her career is the main source of her income.

Amanda Beard Swimmer

Beard began her career when she was 14 on the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta where she won three medals and this made her the second-youngest Olympic medalist. In 2000, she received the bronze medal in Breaststroke at Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.

She later competed or the Arizona Wildcats swimming and diving team while she was at the University of Arizona and she won an individual NCAA DivisionI championship in 2001.  In addition, Beard became the world champion and American record holder in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2003.

Conoco Phillips National Championships

She later went on, taking part in the Olympic swim trials and then Conoco Phillips National Championships which she won gold, bronze and silver medals and other times coming second and another one she came fifth, that was after she came back from her retirement.

Besides swimming, she has established herself in the Modeling and advertising industry taking part in some commercial shows and in sports talk programs, The Best Damn Sports Show Period as a correspondent covering major sporting events. She is a spokeswoman for the Defenders of Wildlife and enjoys the interior decoration.

Amanda Beard Teddy Bear

At 14, she often carried the teddy bear that she named “Harold” with her. She was always photographed clutching her teddy bear on the medal stand.

Amanda Beard Personal Bests

Beard’s personal bests in long-course meters are:

  • 100 m breaststroke: 1:07.42, 2003 World Aquatics Championships
  • 200 m breaststroke: 2:22.44, 2004 U.S. Olympic Swimming Trials 2004
  • 200 m individual medley: 2:11.70, 2004 Summer Olympics

Amanda Beard Gig Harbor

Beard opened a swim school in Gig Harbor, where she currently resides. The swim school was recognized by the International Swimming Hall of Fame in a nationwide effort to educate and encourage parents to start swim lessons for their children as early as six months old.

Amanda Beard Book

She released an autobiography entitled In The Water They Can’t See You Cry: A Memoir on April 3, 2012. The book cites that her parents divorced when she was 12 years old and that marked the beginning of her personal struggles as well as her perfectionist nature. She indicates how she struggled with self-mutilation, depression and drug use and she ultimately credits Brown, her husband with encouraging her to seek therapy. Therefore, she explains how the title of the autobiography is relevant as the feeling of putting her face in the water as she swam to hide any tears she shed into her goggles.

Amanda Beard Breaststroke

After she joined Novaquatics, her preferred stroke was the butterfly. An assistant coach saw that she was not using the proper breaststroke techniques and the coach had her relearn that stroke. She relearnt it and perfected her breaststroke and she began cloaking faster and faster times and the result was winning races at higher levels of competition with her breaststroke.

Frequently Asked Questions About Amanda Beard

Who is Amanda Beard?

Beard is an American Olympic swimming champion, who holds two gold medals, four silver ones, and one bronze medal and also a seven-time Olympic medalist

How old is Amanda Beard?

Beard is 38 years old as of 2019, born on October 29, 1981, in Newport Beach, California

How tall is Amanda Beard?

The retired swimmer stands at a height of 5 feet 8 inches ( 1.73 m)

Is Amanda Beard Married?

Beard is married to a photographer, Sacha Brown.

How much is Amanda Beard Worth?

Beard has earned an estimated net worth of $4 million. Beard has also been featured on a TV commercial for GoDaddy. Her career is the main source of her income.

Is Amanda dead or alive?

Beard is still alive and in good

Who are Amanda Beard Parents?

7 times medalist was raised by Gayle Beard and Dan Beard

Where does Amanda Beard Live?

Beard has a house in Garfield Avenue, Venice, in California where she lives with her husband and kids

How did your mom motivate you as an athlete?

She always encouraged me through her support. She regularly attended my meets and competitions and knowing that she was there gave me the extra motivation I needed to try my best every time. I mirror how my mom motivated me with my son, Blaise, so he believes he can do anything he puts his mind to.

How has having a child changed your life?

My son has made me see everything differently. Having him altered my perspective on life in general, in addition to my attitude about swimming. Before I became a mom, I stressed out about the little things, but now Blaise occupies every free second I have! He’s taught me what really matters—I’m more focused on important things now.

Amanda Beard Height

Beard stands at a height of 1.7 m. While she weighs 59 kg( 130 Ibs). More so, her hair color is blonde and has blue eyes. Unfortunately, there is information about the shoe size neither her dress size.

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