Amanda Weir won her third Olympic medal in London as part of the 400m freestyle relay team. Weir helped the U.S. to a Bronze medal by swimming the second leg in the preliminary heat. Weir also has two Olympic Silver medals from the 2004 Athens Games where she swam the 400m freestyle relay and 400m medley relay. In addition to her Olympic medals, Amanda has seven World Championship relay medals: two Gold, four Silver, and one Bronze from the 2005, 2007, and 2011 World Championships. Nicknamed Hollywood because of her love of sunglasses, Amanda loves drawing, interior design, and photography. Weir is married to Chris Davis, Jr., the son of her coach, and currently resides in Lawrenceville, Georgia.
Q: What was the most rewarding thing about swimming?
A: This sport has given me so much. I have so many wonderful memories from my experiences in swimming and I’ve been fortunate enough to travel the world doing the thing I love! Also, I’ve made some lifelong friends because of the memories we’ll always share from the sport.
Q: Why did you become a TYR swimmer?
A: I became a TYR swimming because I truly believe in their philosophy of remaining close-knit and family oriented, even while they’re making leaps and bounds in the industry!
Q: How long would you like to swim competitively?
A: At this point I feel like I have no limits on my career. I’m taking care of my body, so that I can keep training as long as its fun for me!
Q: What is the motto you live your life by?
A: Don’t look back – you can’t change anything back there!
Q: Besides swimming, what are you passionate about and why?
A: Well, I don’t want to sound like a crazy pet person, but I absolutely love my dog. His name is Jupiter and he’s an Italian Greyhound, which is like a miniature Greyhound. He’s super fast and such a little athlete so we’re a good fit!
Q: Do you have any special talents?
A: I’ve always loved art and have been told I’m pretty decent at drawing and sketching.
Q: Favorite film.
A: The Sound of Music – weird, I know, but I’ve loved it ever since I was little!
Q: Favorite band.
A: Red Hot Chili Peppers
Q: Favorite book:
A: My all time favorite book is Gone With the Wind; I’ve read it seven times!
Q: 3 Items you can't live without
A: Phone, music, and face lotion (I literally take it everywhere; the chlorine kills me!)
Q: What TYR product can you not live without?
A: Socket Rocket goggles – they’re so comfortable and I’m so used to them I cant wear anything else!