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U.S. Women's Swim Team

Amanda Akins | Samantha Arsenault | Amanda Beard | B.J. Bedford | Lindsay Benko
Brooke Bennett | Maddy Crippen | Misty Hyman | Kristy Kowal | Diana Munz
Rada Owen | Megan Quann | Gabrielle Rose | Kaitlin Sandeno | Courtney Shealy
Staciana Stitts | Julia Stowers | Julia Stowers | Ashley Tappin | Cristina Tuescher | Jenny Thompson | Dara Torres | Amy Van Dyken/

 Amanda Adkins
Age: 24 Height: 5'6" Weight: 135
Birthdate: Dec. 5, 1976
Hometown: Gahanna, Ohio

Event: 200 backstroke
Olympic History:
Competing in her first Olympics

Accomplishments:

  • Won 200-meter backstroke at Olympic Trials
  • Finished fifth in 200-meter backstroke at Spring Nationals
  • Two-time National B Team (1996, '98)
  • 1997 National A Team
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     Samantha Arsenault
    Age: 18 Height: 5'11" Weight: 154
    Birthdate: Oct. 11, 1981
    Hometown: Peabody, Mass.

    Event: 4x200 freestyle relay
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • Finished third in 200-meter freestyle at 2000 Olympic Trials
  • Finished second in 200m free and sixth in 400m free at 1998 U.S.Open
  • 1998 Junior Nationals-East high point winner
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      Amanda Beard
    Age: 18 Height: 5'8" Weight: 110
    Birthdate: Oct. 29, 1981
    Hometown: Irvine, Calif.

    Event: 200 breaststroke
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her second Olympics after winning silver medals in the 200m and 200m breaststroke and gold in the 400m Medley Relay at the 1996 Atlanta Games

    Accomplishments:

  • Finisned second in the 200m breaststroke at the 2000 Olympic Trials
  • Finished second in 200m breast and fourth in 100m breast at 2000 NCAA Championships
  • Second in 100m breast at 1999 World University Games
  • Former American record-holder in 100m breast
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     B.J. Bedford
    Age: 27 Height: 5'9" Weight: 135
    Birthdate: Nov. 9, 1972
    Hometown: Hanover, N.H.

    Event: 100 backstroke
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her second Olympics after swimming at the 1988 Seoul Games

    Accomplishments:

  • Won 100-meter backstroke at 2000 Olympic Trials
  • Finished fifth in 100m back and seventh in 200m back at Spring Nationals
  • Currently American record-holder in 50m
  • Holds seven U.S. National Titles in 50, 100, and 200-meter backstroke
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     Lindsay Benko
    Age: 23 Height: 6'1" Weight: 160
    Birthdate: Nov. 29, 1976
    Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.

    Event: 200 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 4x200 freestyle relay
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • Won 200-meter freestyle and was second in 200-meters at Olympic Trials
  • Broke three American records at Short Course World Championships, winning gold in 400m free, silver in 800 free, and bronze in 200m back
  • Second in 800m free at 1998 World Championships
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     Brooke Bennett
    Age: 20 Height: 5'6" Weight: 124
    Birthdate: May 6, 1980
    Hometown: Tampa, Fla.

    Event: 400 freestyle
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her second Olympics after winning a gold in the 800-meter freestyle

    Accomplishments:

  • Won 800m free and finished second in 400m free at Olympic Trials
  • Second in 400m and 1,500m free and seventh in 200m free at 2000 Spring Nationals
  • Holds 13 U.S. National titles
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     Maddy Crippen
    Age: 20 Height: 5'7" Weight: 135
    Birthdate: July 10, 1980
    Hometown: Philadelphia, Pa.

    Event: 400 individual medley
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • Finished second in the 400-meter individual medley at the 2000 Olympic Trials
  • Was third in the 200m breaststroke and 400m IM at 2000 Spring Nationals
  • Finished second in 400m IM at 1997 Pan Pacific Championships
  • 1997-99 National A-Team
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     Misty Hyman
    Age: 21 Height: 5'8" Weight: 140
    Birthdate: March 23, 1979
    Hometown: Mesa, Ariz.

    Event: 200 butterfly
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her second Olympics after swimming in the 1992 Barcelona Games

    Accomplishments:

  • Won 200-meter butterfly and was seventh in 100m fly at 2000 Olympic Trials
  • Runner-up in 100m and 200m fly at 2000 NCAA Championships
  • Former world record-holder in 50m and 100m butterfly
  • Current U.S. Open record-holder in 100m fly
  • 1999 NCAA Swimmer of the Year
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     Kristy Kowal
    Age: 21 Height: 6'1" Weight: 150
    Birthdate: Oct. 9, 1978
    Hometown: Reading, Pa.

    Event: 200 breaststroke
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • Broke American record in winning 200m breaststroke and was second in winning 100m breast at Olympic Trials
  • Named 2000 NCAA Co-Swimmer of the Year
  • Won 100m breast and 400m Medley Relay and finished second in 200m breast at 1998 World Championships
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     Diana Munz
    Age: 18 Height: 5'4" Weight: 115
    Birthdate: June 19, 1982
    Hometown: Chagrin Falls, Ohio

    Event: 400 freestyle, 4x200 freestyle relay
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • Won 400-meter freestyle and was fifth in 200m and third in 800m free at 2000 Olympic Trials
  • Won 400m, 800m and 1,500m free at 2000 Spring Nationals
  • Holds 12 U.S. National Titles
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     Rada Owen
    Age: 21 Height: 5'11" Weight: 155
    Birthdate: Oct. 12, 1978
    Hometown: Chesterfield, Va.

    Event: 200 freestyle, 4x200 freestyle relay
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • Second in 200-meter freestyle at 2000 Olympic Trials
  • First in 800m free at 1999 World University Games
  • 1994 Junior National Champion in 400-Yard individual medley
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     Megan Quann
    Age: 16 Height: 5'5" Weight: 124
    Birthdate: Jan. 15, 1984
    Hometown: Puyallup, Wash.

    Event: 100 breaststroke
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • Won 100-meter breaststroke and was third in 200m breast at 2000 Olympic Trials
  • Third in 100m breast at 1998 Goodwill Games
  • American Record holder in 50- and 100-meter breaststroke
  • Two-time U.S. Open Champion
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     Gabrielle Rose
    Age: 22 Height: 5'8" Weight: 125
    Birthdate: Nov. 1, 1977
    Hometown: Memphis, Tenn.

    Event: 200 individual medley
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • Was second in 200-meter individual medley at 2000 Olympic Trials
  • Was eighth in 200m IM at 2000 NCAA Championships
  • 1998, 1999 National B Team
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     Kaitlin Sandeno
    Age: 17 Height: 5'7" Weight: 115
    Birthdate: March 13, 1983
    Hometown: Lake Forest, Calif.

    Event: 200 butterfly, 400 individual medley, 800 freestyle
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • won 400-meter individual medley and was second in 800m free and 200m fly at 2000 Olympic Trials
  • Won 400m IM, was second in 200m fly and third in 800m free at 2000 Spring Nationals
  • First in 400m free and 800m free at 1999 Pan American Games
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     Courtney Shealy
    Age: 22 Height: 6'3" Weight: 160
    Birthdate: Dec. 12, 1977
    Hometown: Columbia, S.C.

    Event: 100 backstroke
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • Was second in 100-meter backstroke and fifth in 100-meter freestyle at 2000 Olympic Trials
  • Won 50m and 100m free and 100m back at 2000 NCAA Championships
  • Second in 400m free at 1999 Pan American Games
  • Named 2000 NCAA Co-Swimmer of the Year
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     Staciana Stitts
    Age: 19 Height: 5'8" Weight: 120
    Birthdate: Sept. 12, 1981
    Hometown: Carlsbad, Calif.

    Event: 100 breaststroke
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • Tied for second in 100-meter breaststroke and was third in 200-meter breaststroke at 2000 NCAA Championships
  • first in 100mbreast and 400m Medley Relay, setting meet records in both< at the 1999 Pan American Games
  • Finished second in 100m breast and 400m MR at 1998 Goodwill Games
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     Julia Stowers
    Age: 18 Height: 6'1" Weight: 145
    Birthdate: March 18, 1982
    Hometown: Knoxville, Tenn.

    Event: 4x200 freestyle relay
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her first Olympics

    Accomplishments:

  • Was fourth in 200-meter freestyle at 2000 Olympic Trials
  • Was sixth in 800m and 1,500m free at 2000 Spring Nationals
  • Second in 800m free at 1999 Pan American Games
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     Ashley Tappin
    Age: 25 Height: 5'10" Weight: 140
    Birthdate: Dec. 18, 1974
    Hometown: New Orleans, La.

    Event: 4x100 freestyle relay
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her second Olympics after winning gold in the 400m freestyle at the 1992 Barcelona Games

    Accomplishments:

  • Was third in 100-meter freestyle at 2000 Olympic Trials
  • Was fourth in 100m butterfly and seventh in 100m free at 2000 Spring Nationals
  • Was third in 10m free and second in 400m free at 1998 Goodwill Games
  • Winner of 1998 Spring Nationals Sandy Neilson-Bell Comeback Award
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     Cristina Teuscher
    Age: 22 Height: 6'0" Weight: 135
    Birthdate: March 12, 1978
    Hometown: New Rochelle, N.Y.

    Event: 200 individual medley
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her second Olympics after winning gold in the 800-meter freestyle at the 1996 Atlanta Games

    Accomplishments:

  • Won 200-meter individual medley and was third in 400m IM at 2000 Olympic Trials
  • Honda Cup winner as top female collegiate athlete
  • Won 400m free and 400m IM at 2000 NCAA Championships
  • Was second in 800m free at 1998 World Championships
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     Jenny Thompson
    Age: 27 Height: 5'10" Weight: 160
    Birthdate: Feb. 26, 1973
    Hometown: Danvers, Mass.

    Event: 100 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 4x100 freestyle relay
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her third Olympics after winning gold in the 100-meter freestyle, 800-meter freestyle and 400-meter Medley Relay at the 1996 Atlanta Games and gold in the 400m free and 400m MR and silver in the 100m free at the 1992 Barcelona Games

    Accomplishments:

  • Re-broke American record in 100m free (54.07) and won 100m fly at 2000 Olympic Trials
  • Won five medals at the 2000 Short Course World Championships
  • Won four gold medals and a silver at the 1998 World Championships
  • 1999 USOC SportsWoman of the Year
  • Owns most career U.S. National titles by an active swimmer (23)
  • 1999, 1993 USA Swimming Swimmer of the Year
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     Dara Torres
    Age: 33 Height: 5'11" Weight: 145
    Birthdate: April 15, 1967
    Hometown: Beverly Hills, Calif.

    Event: 50, 100 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 4x100 freestyle relay
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her fourth Olympics after swimming in the 1984 Los Angeles, 1988 Seoul and 1992 Barcelona Games. She's won two gold medals ('84, '92) and a bronze ('88) in the 400-meter freestyle and a silver in the 400-meter Medley Relay ('88)

    Accomplishments:

  • Became the first woman to swim in four Olympics, having come back in July 1999 after a seven-year retirement
  • Won the 50m freestyle and was second in the 100m free and 100m fly at the 2000 Olympic Trials
  • Won 100m free, 400m free and 400m MR at 1987 Pan Pacific Games
  • Holds 12 U.S. National Titles
  • 1992 Olympic Team Captain
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     Amy Van Dyken
    Age: 27 Height: 6'0" Weight: 153
    Birthdate: Feb. 15, 1973
    Hometown: Denver, Colo.

    Event: 50 freestyle, 4x100 freestyle relay
    Olympic History:
    Competing in her second Olympics after winning four gold medals - 50-meter freestyle, 100-meter butterfly, 4x100 free relay and 4x100 medley relay - the most by any American woman at one Olympics, at the 1996 Atlanta Games.

    Accomplishments:

  • The Associated Press named her the 1996 Female Athlete of the Year
  • The USOC selected her Sportswoman of the Year in 1996
  • USA Swimming honored her as its 1996 Swimmer of the Year
  • A three-time NCAA champ and NCAA Swimmer of the Year in 1994
  • Won gold in the 50 free, 4x100 free relay and 4x100 medley relay at the 1998 World Championships
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