Dana Kirk (swimmer)

Dana Kirk (born June 23, 1984) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympian and Pan American Games medalist.

Dana Kirk
Personal information
National team United States
Born (1984-06-23) June 23, 1984
Bremerton, Washington
Height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight143 lb (65 kg)
College teamStanford University

Kirk qualified for the 2004 Summer Olympics in the women's 200-meter butterfly, and finishing ninth in the event semifinals.

Kirk attended Stanford University, where she swam for the Stanford Cardinal swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition. During her four-year college swimming career, she amassed seventeen All-American honors and eight Pac-10 Conference titles in the 200-yard medley and 400-yard medley relays, as well as the 100-yard and 200-yard butterfly events. She is currently the fourth fastest 100-yard and 200-yard butterfly swimmer in Stanford history. She graduated from Stanford in 2006.

Kirk's older sister, Tara, joined her on the 2004 USA Women's Olympic Swimming team, becoming the first set of sisters to swim on the same U.S. Olympic Team.

After back surgery, Kirk retired from swimming at the Olympic level. She currently coaches for the Palo Alto Stanford Aquatics (PASA) in Los Altos Hills, California at the Fremont Hills Country Club.

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