Dana Vollmer is American and swims. Dana Vollmer was born on Friday, November 13, 1987 in Syracuse, New York. Zodiac Sign is Sagittarius. Dana Vollmer comes from the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex region in Granbury, Texas.
|Real Name||Dana Whitney Vollmer|
|Physical Stats & More|
|Height||in centimeters- 183 cm
in meters- 1.83 m
in Feet Inches- 6’ 0”
|Weight||in Kilograms- 68 kg
in Pounds- 150 lbs
|Body Measurements (approx.)||32-24-35|
|International Debut||2001 Goodwill Games|
Gregg Troy (UoF)
Teri McKeever’s (UC)
|Records (main ones)||AMERICAN RECORDS:
100 m, Butterfly, 55.98, London, July 29, 2012 (LC).
100 m, Butterfly, 55.59, Berlin, October 30, 2010 (SC).
FORMER WORLD RECORDS:
Short Course (SC):
|Career Turning Point||2004 Olympic Games|
|Date of Birth||13 November 1987|
|Age (as in 2016)||29 Years|
|Birth Place||Syracuse, New York|
|Zodiac sign/Sun sign||Sagittarius|
|Hometown||Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex region in Granbury, Texas.|
|School||Granbury High School. (2005)|
|College||University of Florida, Berkley.
University of California.
|Educational Qualifications||Not Known|
|Family||Father– Les Vollmer (Nuclear technician)
Mother– Cathy Vollmer (Elementary school teacher)
Brother– Nick (AP English teacher and high school swim coach)
|Hobbies||Woodworking, crafts, interior design, playing piano, reading.|
|Affairs, Family & More|
|Husband||Andy Grant (Former Stanford University Swimmer).|
|Net Worth (approx.)||Not Known|
Interesting Facts About Dana Vollmer
- Does Dana Vollmer smoke ?: Not known
- Does Dana Vollmer drink alcohol?: Not known
- She contributed to the team that won a gold medal at the 2004 Olympics by completing the 4 × 100 meter medley relay and the 4 × 200 meter freestyle relay.
- Vollmer won her first individual medal at the 2016 Olympics when she not only won gold, but also broke a world record and added one to her name. She was also part of the team that won gold in the 4 x 100 m medley relay and the 4 x 200 freestyle relay.
- She finished second at the 100m Butterfly 2016. This does not guarantee a position in the Olympic team, but in the US.
- She has a total of 32 medals from her achievements at the Olympics, World Championships, Pan America Games, Pan Pacific and the Goodwill Games. The pie chart with 32 medals consists of 19 gold, 8 silver and 5 bronze medals.
- Vollmer has a heart disease called supraventricular tachycardia, which makes her heart beat at a rate of about 240 beats per minute! She underwent surgery to correct this, but was instructed by physicians to keep a heart defibrillator by the pool in case of an emergency.
- She won four honors at the All-Americans in the NCAA as a freshman while swimming for the University of Florida.
- Dana was the most valuable player for the team California Golden Bears. She was the Pac-10 swimmer of 2009 and the college swimmer of the year. She swam under the California Golden Bears, was honored 20 times All-American, and won a 2007 Individual NCAA Championship in the 100m Butterfly. In 2009 she won her first NCAA team championship with the Golden Bears.
- She was the first female athlete to qualify for the 2000 Olympics and the youngest swimmer to participate in the 2001 Goodwill Games at the age of 13.
- After the 2012 Olympics, Dana had decided to retire, and her entire family was ready for it. She was pregnant and wanted to give the baby time. Due to her pregnancy she was prescribed bed rest until the 39th week of pregnancy. She missed training and her teammates while resting in bed.
- She did not like the water when she was pregnant and she hated being in the water, unlike her mother. She missed her usual float. Although she has decided to continue swimming after giving birth to the baby.
- When Sarah Sjostrom broke her world record with the 100-meter butterfly, she became the absolute competitor. She nursed her baby Arlen, after and sometimes even while swimming, until her doctor told her not to wake her baby at 4:30.
- After pregnancy, she started practicing alone. She held her stomach while sitting or lying down and joined the boot camp for mothers. After seven weeks, she was back in Calfor to complete her first training.
- Dana “proved to be a super mom and successfully completed the mission” Momma on a Mission “when she finished the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and qualified for the 100m Butterfly Stroke event.
- She has a focus on anthropology and plans to build marketing as a career in the future.
- Vollmer has an English bulldog named Mallie.
- Dana floats 12 km a day, which takes 5.5 hours. She practices in two shifts and on 5-6 days a week.
- In contrast to Nathan Adrian, who is afraid of open waters, Vollmer trains in the ocean under the trainer Milt Nelms. In addition to her practice in the water, she keeps fit with Pilates, spin courses, volleyball, ballroom dancing and hip-hop.
- Vollmer was devastated after she could not qualify for the 2008 Olympics. Her US coach contacted an Australian coach and sent Dana to Fiji to swim with the Dolphin. Dolphins have indeed developed their charm and Vollmer has rediscovered her love of the sport.
- She hated the rumors that she had retired. She never retired, she left the option open for herself. It’s not a comeback, she never left.