Here's a find by BWG of the American Oympic swimmer (born Amanda Ray Beard on 29 October 1981, in Irvine, California, USA). Beard made her first Olympic appearance at the 1996 games at the age of 14. She won silver medals in the 100-meter and 200-meter breaststrokes, and a gold in the medley relay. She won a bronze in the 200-meter breaststroke at the 2000 Games. In the 2004 Olympic Games, she won gold in the 200-meter breaststroke and silver medals in the 200-meter individual medley and 4x100m medley relay.