Beth Barr

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Beth Barr
Personal information
Full name Elizabeth Cynthia Barr
Nickname(s) "Beth"
Nationality  United States
Born (1971-12-17) December 17, 1971 (age 42)
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 132 lb (60 kg)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Backstroke
Club PJC Aquatics
College team University of Texas

Elizabeth Cynthia Barr (born December 17, 1971) is a former American competition swimmer who was a backstroke specialist and Olympic silver medalist. As a 16-year-old, she represented the United States at the 1988 Summer Olympics in Seoul, South Korea. She who won a silver medal by swimming the backstroke leg for the second-place U.S. team in the women's 4x100-meter medley relay, together with teammates Janel Jorgensen (butterfly), Tracey McFarlane (breaststroke), and Mary Wayte (freestyle).[1] Individually, she also competed in the women's 100-meter backstroke, finishing fifth in the event final with a time of 1:02.78, and the women's 200-meter backstroke, finishing fourth in 2:12.39.[1]

Barr grew up in Pensacola, Florida, where she trained with PJC Aquatics (now known as Greater Pensacola Aquatic Club).[1] She now lives in Phoenix, Arizona.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Beth Barr. Retrieved November 13, 2012.
  2. ^ Linton Weeks, "Former U.S. Olympians: Then And Now," National Public Radio (August 6, 2008). Retrieved November 13, 2012.

External links[edit]

  • Beth Barr – Olympic athlete profile at
  • Beth Barr – Olympic Games results at