Staciana Stitts

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Staciana Stitts
Personal information
Full name Staciana Stitts Winfield
Nationality  United States
Born (1981-09-12) September 12, 1981 (age 32)
Columbus, Ohio
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 146 lb (66 kg)
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Breaststroke
Club Irvine Novaquatics
College team University of California, Berkeley

Staciana Stitts Winfield (born September 12, 1981) is a breaststroke swimmer from the United States. She is a 2000 Summer Olympics and 1999 Pan American Games gold medalist, and 1998 Goodwill Games silver medalist. She has been a resident of Carlsbad, California[1] and Encinitas, California.[2]

Stitts and her University of California, Berkeley teammates Haley Cope, Joscelin Yeo, and Praphalsai Minpraphal broke the 4x50 Medley Relay (Short-course) World record in 2000 with a time of 1:49.23.

In 2004, she graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA degree. From 2005-2006, Stitts-Winfield worked at the College of Charleston in the role of assistant swimming coach.[3] In June 2006, Stitts-Winfield was named an assistant swimming coach at USC.[2]

Stitts-Winfield states, "The life significance of losing my hair at age 12 from alopecia areata has made me a very strong, determined person."[4] She has been a motivational speaker at the National Alopecia Areata Foundation's Teens Conference Camp[5] and has been a spokesperson for the Children's Alopecia Project.[6]


Stitt's parents, who reside in Encinitas, California are both high school teachers at Carlsbad High School, and she has two brothers, and a sister, Alicia who swam at the University of Iowa.

She married Brett Winfield.[7]

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  1. ^ Stitts golden at Pan-Am games. Published 1999-08-10 by The Daily California. Retrieved 2008-10-29.
  2. ^ a b Staciana's bio from USA Swimming.
  3. ^ Staciana Winfield named College of Charleston Asst. Coach. Published 2005-07-21 by; Retrieved 2008-10-29.
  4. ^ Q and A with Staciana Stitts, 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist. From
  5. ^ NAAF Kids Connect: Don't Wear Fear. Published by the National Alopecia Areata Foundation. Retrieved 2008-10-29.
  6. ^ [1]
  7. ^ Staciana's bio from the 2006-07 USC Swimming & Diving Media Guide, p.41.

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