Birth Name: Amanda Ray Beard
Place of Birth: Newport Beach, Orange, California, United States
Date of Birth: October 29, 1981
Ethnicity: German, Swedish, Norwegian, English, Scottish
Amanda Beard is an American swimmer. She is a seven-time Olympic medalist, with two gold, four silver, and one bronze. She is married to photographer Sacha Brown, with whom she has two children. She has also been credited under her married name Amanda Brown.
Amanda’s paternal grandfather was Raymond R. Beard (the son of Herbert Beard and Clara M. Leisner). Amanda’s grandfather Raymond was born in Minnesota. Herbert was born in Russia. Clara was born in Minnesota, to German parents, Herman Leisner and Pauliene.
Amanda’s paternal grandmother was Rosalie Hope Wasson (the daughter of Harold Jesse Wasson and Anna Jane Roach). Rosalie was born in Washington. Harold was the son of Henry Wilson Wasson and Mary Ann Cooper. Anna was the daughter of James Lewis Roach and Naoma Isora Huss.
Amanda’s maternal grandfather was Axel Frederick Jacobson, Jr. (the son of Axel Frederick Jacobson, Sr. and Elna Toberg). Amanda’s grandfather Axel was born in Washington. Amanda’s great-grandfather Axel was born in Dalarna County, Sweden, to a mother named Marie. Elna was born in Norway.
Amanda’s maternal grandmother is Joe Anne Douglas.