Misty Hyman Welcomes First Child, Daughter Vivian Margaret Eileen

Photo Courtesy: Instagram @mistyfly23

Olympic gold medalist Misty Hyman recently welcomed her first child, a daughter, into the world. Vivian Margaret Eileen Hovey was born on September 23rd in the early morning, weighing in at 8 lbs and 11 oz. Both mom and daughter are doing well.

Hyman recently announced her daughter’s birth on her Instagram account.

Hyman became an Olympic gold medalist in the 200 fly at the 2000 Sydney Games when she famously upset favorite Australian Susie O’Neill. She is also a five-time NCAA champion and a two-time winner of the Honda Sports Award. In March, she announced that she would not be returning as a member of ASU’s Sun Devil staff, but followed up that announcement by announcing her pregnancy in June.



  1. Annabelle Ancheta

    Congratulations 💐 now your officially Swim Mom 😃

  2. Paulene Fitchett Simpson

    Congrats! The 23rd was a historical day! Chaparral High freshman Greer Pattison broke Misty’s 1995 100 backstroke record at the Brophy/Xavier Invite in Phoenix on Saturday!

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    Congratulations, Misty! She’ll be doing the dolphin kick in no time. Love from your swimmers, Henry and Charlie, and family.

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    Wayne McCauley

    I figure several college teams will be trying to sigh Vivian soon.

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    Congratulations Misty, ATB to you and yours and to Vivian Margaret Eileen-live long and prosper in happiness.

Author: Taylor Brien

Taylor Brien is the Assistant Operations Manager and a staff writer at Swimming World. A native of Bettendorf, IA and a 2015 graduate of Illinois College, she has covered a variety of events since joining the SW team in 2015, including the NCAA Championships, World Championships, Olympic Trials, and 2016 Rio Olympic Games.

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