Amanda Beard

Amanda Beard is a seven-time Olympic medalist. She lives in Tucson, Arizona, with her husband, the photographer Sacha Brown, and her son, Blaise. Visit her at AmandaBeard.net.

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SHE WAS DROWNING IN PLAIN SIGHT At the tender age of fourteen, Amanda Beard walked onto the pool deck at the Atlanta Olympics carrying her teddy bear, Harold, and left with two silvers and a gold medal. She competed in three more Olympic games, winning a total of seven medals, and enjoyed a lucrative modeling career on the side. Yet despite her astonishing career and sex-symbol status, Amanda felt unworthy of all her success. Unaware that she was suffering from clinical depression, she hid the...

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How Swimming Saved Amanda Beard's Life

Hear how Amanda Beard's dedication to swimming allotted her 7 Olympic medals and pulled her out of the pits of depression. Get the whole story on Amanda from her book, IN THE WATER THEY CAN'T SEE YOU CRY.

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