Ashley Whitney

Biographical information

RolesCompeted in Olympic Games
Full nameAshley Ann•Whitney
Used nameAshley•Whitney
Born21 August 1979 in Nashville, Tennessee (USA)
Measurements170 cm / 56 kg
AffiliationsBolles Sharks
NOC United States
Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1


Ashley Whitney won gold in the 4x200 freestyle relay at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics. She also won gold in that event at the 1997 Pan Pacific Championships and added a silver at the 1998 World Championships. Whitney swam in college initially at the University of Georgia, helping them win their first NCAA swimming & diving title in 1999. She later transferred to U Cal Berkeley where she completed her collegiate swim career.

Whitney eventually turned to open water racing, competing at the 2009 US Nationals in open water events, and to triathlon events. She has also coached many distance swimmers and triathletes, including Ironman competitors. She and her husband and family settled in the Nashville, Tennessee area.


Games Discipline (Sport) / Event NOC / Team Pos Medal As
1996 Summer Olympics Swimming (Aquatics) USA Ashley Whitney
4 × 200 metres Freestyle Relay, Women (Olympic) United States 1 Gold

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