(Video Interview) Dana Vollmer Having a Boy, Discusses Racing Pregnant

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Dana Vollmer swam the 50 free at the Arena Pro Swim Series meet in Mesa despite being six months pregnant. After the race, she spoke with Swimming World.

Vollmer, who finished 55th in 27.59, explained the nerves and the difficulties of competing while pregnant, including the difficulty of squeezing into a racing suit. She explained why she made the call to compete and why she’s enjoyed being back in Mesa.

Vollmer also discussed having a boy, which will be a second child after giving birth to a son named Arlen two years ago. She finally revealed when she hopes to be back racing on a full-time basis.

6 Comments

6 comments

  1. Shaheen Alghofari

    She went 27.5 whilst pregnant Harvey Mcgreavy-gill Joe Stott

  2. Kelly OBrien

    Go girl! I swam (nowhere near your level) until my 39th week. He’s a happy boy still.

  3. Julie Andrade

    Kristen Clure Maples – Saw this and thought of you.

    • Kristen Clure Maples

      So awesome to see this go Dana. But no way could I squeeze into a race suit! I did race one meet pregnant and it was hard both physically and mentally. Maybe more so mentally.

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