Throwback Thursday Amanda Beard 200Breast--Finish Hard!

Rob Emary

Today's throwback is actually two races that demonstrate one of our pillars of tactical training and racing here at BSC!

Amanda competed at the US Olympic Team Trials in 1996, 2000, 2004, 2008, and 2012. She is a 7 time Olympic Medalist and an Inductee into the Swimming Hall of Fame.  I think her career shows that you are never too young and never too old if you are willing to put in the time and do the work!

At the 1996 Atlanta Games Amanda Beard was only 14!  She won a Silver Medal in the 200Breast with an amazing last 50!

In 2004 at 22 she showed her growth as an athlete and learning to use that back half speed, but manage the front half in a way that she could be in the race. 

Here is the 1996 Race

Here is the 2004 Race--In Spanish