Dana Vollmer has been absent from swimming competition since the 2013 World Championships, and it appears the four-time Olympic champion won’t be returning any time soon.
A tweet from Vollmer’s account Friday indicated she’s pregnant with a February due date. Vollmer is married to former Stanford swimmer Andy Grant.
Vollmer, 26, hasn’t discussed her future in swimming — nothing that’s been widespread, at least — while being out of competition this year, but she was still in the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency drug-testing pool in the second quarter of this year. Most Olympians withdraw from drug testing upon retirement.
Vollmer won the 2012 Olympic 100m butterfly in 55.98 seconds, a world record. She also owns three relay gold medals (4x200m freestyle in 2004 and 2012 and 4x100m medley in 2012).
She won 100m fly bronze at the 2013 World Championships.