American swimmer who won seven Olympic medals, including two gold, four silver, and one bronze.
She planned on becoming a teacher in high school.
She used to hold the world record for the 200-meter breaststroke.
She had a son named Blaise and a daughter named Doone with photographer Sacha Brown. Her sister, Taryn Beard, is a swim coach.
She participated in the 2008 Olympics alongside fellow swimmer Michael Phelps.