Amanda Beard (born October 29, 1981 in Irvine, California) is an American Olympic swimmer. In 2003 she became the world champion and world record holder in the 200m breaststroke. She won her first individual olympic gold medal in the 200-meter breaststroke during the 2004 Olympic Games. She also won a silver medal in the 200-meter individual medley and she finished fourth in the 100-meter breaststroke.
Amanda Beard posed nude for the July 2007 issue of Playboy. She was featured on the cover and in a nude pictorial.