Dana Vollmer Gives Birth to Second Son, Ryker Alexander Grant

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Three-time U.S. Olympian Dana Vollmer has given birth to her second son, Ryker Alexander Grant. Ryker was born at 3:15 a.m. PT on July 4, and weights 6 lbs, 15 oz.

Vollmer announced her son’s birth on social media.

Vollmer and husband Andy Grant already have a two-year-old son named Arlen. Vollmer actually competed while pregnant with Ryker at the Arena Pro Swim Series meet in Mesa, Ariz., back in April, and she announced that her second child would be a boy when she wore a green racing suit instead of a pink one.

Vollmer returned to competition after giving birth to Arlen in time to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Games, where she won one medal of each color. She plans to return to national racing by next summer.



  1. Charlene Tallen

    Beautiful. Congratulations and thank you for sharing the lovely pictures.

  2. Elizabeth Taylor

    Wow Sara Stacy. Read this.The age group is getting larger

Author: David Rieder

David Rieder is a staff writer for Swimming World. He has contributed to the magazine and website since 2009, and he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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