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

Photo Courtesy: Joe Johnson

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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.

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Shaheen Alghofari
7 years ago

She went 27.5 whilst pregnant Harvey Mcgreavy-gill Joe Stott

Kelly OBrien
7 years ago

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

Rachel Richardson
7 years ago

Toni Richardson Lawson

Toni Richardson Lawson

Love it! Love her ??????

Julie Andrade
7 years ago

Kristen Clure Maples – Saw this and thought of you.

Kristen Clure Maples
7 years ago
Reply to  Julie Andrade

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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