Ashley Whitney

Ashley Ann Whitney (born August 21, 1979) is an American former competition swimmer who was a freestyle specialist and an Olympic gold medalist.

Ashley Whitney
Personal information
Full nameAshley Ann Whitney
National team United States
Born (1979-08-21) August 21, 1979
Nashville, Tennessee
Height5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight123 lb (56 kg)
ClubBolles Sharks
College teamUniversity of Georgia;
University of Florida;
University of California, Berkeley

At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, Whitney earned a gold medal when she swam for the winning U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the women's 4×200-meter freestyle relay.

She was born in Nashville, Tennessee. For high school, she attended the Bolles School, a private prep school in Jacksonville, Florida, where she swam for coach Gregg Troy's Bolles high school swim team, a program with a reputation for producing future international swimmers and Olympians.[1] She graduated from the Bolles School in 1998.[1]

Whitney initially attended the University of Georgia, where she was a member of coach Jack Bauerle's Georgia Bulldogs swimming and diving team in 1999—Georgia's first NCAA national championship team. She later transferred to the University of California, Berkeley, where she finished her college career swimming for coach Teri McKeever's Cal Bears women's swimming and diving team.[2]

See also


  1. The Bolles School, Athletics, Bolles Olympic Medalists Archived 2015-07-07 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  2. Whitney's bio from the Cal Athletics website.
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Ashley Whitney". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-11-14.
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