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Beth Barr

Full name: Elizabeth Cynthia "Beth" Barr (-Isaak)
Gender: Female
Height: 5-10 (178 cm)
Weight: 132 lbs (60 kg)
Born: December 17, 1971
Affiliations: Greater Pensacola
Country: USA United States
Sport: Swimming

Medals: 1 Silver (1 Total)

Biography

Beth Barr was a backstroker who won a silver medal in the medley relay at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Barr competed in both backstrokes, just missing the podium, with a fourth in the 200 back and fifth in the 100 back. Barr won a bronze medal in the 200 backstroke at the 1987 Pan Pacifics. A Pensacola, Florida native, she trained with PJC Aquatics in Pensacola. In 1989 Barr was in a horseback riding accident that shattered an arm, and although she made the effort, she never recovered sufficiently to make it back to international level swimming in time for the 1992 Olympic Trials. However, by 1996 it looked like she was in position to make another Olympic team until food poisoning and bacterial pneumonia shortly before the Trials ended those hopes.

After her swimming career ended Barr moved to Washington, DC, where she worked on Capitol Hill for a small business lobby. After marriage, she later settled in Phoenix, Arizona where she started Barracuda Swim Works, a company that offered swimming instruction to triathletes, masters swimmers and beginning adult swimmers. After a divorce, she and her children moved to Pensacola, Florida where she worked in public affairs and public relations.

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1988 Summer 16 Seoul Swimming Women's 100 metres Backstroke United States USA 5
1988 Summer 16 Seoul Swimming Women's 200 metres Backstroke United States USA 4
1988 Summer 16 Seoul Swimming Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay United States USA 2 Silver

Women's 100 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 5dT 5dR 50-100m
1988 Summer 16 Seoul Swimming United States Final 5 1:02.78 30.60 6 32.18 (3)
1988 Summer 16 Seoul Swimming United States Round One Heat Six 2 Q 1:02.63 30.19 3 32.44 (2)

Women's 200 metres Backstroke

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank T 5dT 5dR 1cT 1cR 1.5cT 1.5cR 50-100m 100-150m 150-200m
1988 Summer 16 Seoul Swimming United States Final 4 2:12.39 31.34 5 1:04.98 4 1:38.72 4 33.64 (5) 33.74 (4) 33.67 (3)
1988 Summer 16 Seoul Swimming United States Round One Heat Four 2 Q 2:13.91 31.67 2 1:05.51 2 1:39.76 2 33.84 (2) 34.25 (2) 34.15 (2)

Women's 4 × 100 metres Medley Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T ET ER
1988 Summer 16 Seoul Swimming United States USA Final 2 1:02.56 1:02.56 2
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