Beth Barr

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Beth Barr
Personal information
Full name Elizabeth Cynthia Barr
Nickname(s) "Beth"
National team  United States
Born (1971-12-17) December 17, 1971 (age 43)
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight 132 lb (60 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Backstroke
Club PJC Aquatics
College team University of Texas

Elizabeth Cynthia Barr (born December 17, 1971), later known by her married name Beth Isaak, is an American former 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 4×100-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 Pensacola.[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