Amanda Beard was born in Newport Beach California on October 29,1981 to Dan and Gayle wherein the former works as a hotel and restaurant management professor at Orange Coast College and the former Teaches Art in High School. Amanda, being the youngest of three daughters, enjoyed watching her two sisters practice for the local swim team which in turn motivated and inspired her to join the team herself in 1986. Amanda had so much potential in this kind of sport she even decided to join a more competitive team in 1994 which was the Irvine Novaquatics.
At the age of 14, Amanda’s exceptional abilities in swimming took her to the Olympic trials making her as one of the youngest U.S. medalist at the time. As she has gone through puberty, changes in her body caused her to struggle with feelings of dislike wherein she took seriously every bit of negative comments people made every time she doesn’t do well in the competitions she participated in. In fact, she even wrote about her feelings under this circumstance wherein she drank alcohol abusively while she was in high school and put it in her 2012 memoir.
As for Amanda, she keeps her focus on keeping herself healthy with her body as its best condition every time she does swimming. For three olympics, Amanda has been spending 30 hours a week training in the pool. Even if she doesn’t have to go on training for a competition, she still swims for abou 8-10 hours per week.
“As a swimmer, it’s my responsibility to keep germs out of the water I share with others. As a mom, it’s important that I also make sure my kids do their part.” Amanda Beard shares.
Body Measurement (2014 – Age 33):
Height: 176 cm | 5 feet, 8 Inches
Weight: 56kg | 123 lbs
Bra/Bust Size: 14C | 36 C
Waist Size: 68.58cm | 27in
Hip Size: 86.36cm | 34 in