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Dana Vollmer

  • Team: United States
  • Sport: Swimming
  • Date of birth: 13-Nov-1987
  • Discipline: Freestyle

Biography

Dana is an American freestyle and butterfly specialist who was the youngest swimmer competing at the 2000 Olympic US trials, aged just 12 years old. Her success when young was achieved under Coach Ron Forrest at the Fort Worth Area Swim Team. Dana has gone on to win a gold medal in the 100m butterfly at the Olympics in 2012 in which she also broke the world record. She studied at University of California, where she played a big role in taking them to their first NCAA Championship. She now trains under Teri McKeever at Berkley.

Records Held

100m butterfly world record breaker at the London 2012 Olympics.

Twice world record breaker as part of the American 4x200metres freestyle relay team.

Achievements

Winner of gold at the London 2012 Olympics

2012 Olympic Games

1st 100m Butterfly
1st 4x 200m Freestyle relay
1st 4x 100m Medley relay

2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships

1st 4x200metres freestyle relay
1st 100metres butterfly
1st 4x100metres freestyle relay
1st 4x100metres medley relay
3rd 100metres freestyle

2010 World Swimming Championships (25m) Dubai

2nd 4x100metres freestyle relay
2nd 4x100metres medley relay
3rd 100metres butterfly
4th 4x200metres freestyle relay
7th 100metres freestyle
8th 200metres freestyle

2009 World Swimming Championships, Rome

2nd 4x200metres freestyle relay
3rd 200metres freestyle

2007 World Swimming Championships

1st 4x200metres freestyle relay (world record)
2nd 4x100metres freestyle relay
2nd 4x100metres medley relay

2006 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships

1st 4x200metres freestyle relay

2004 Olympic Games, Athens, Greece

1st 4x200metres freestyle relay (world record)