Megan Quann was born on January 15, 1984 in Puyallup, Washington. Megan has a brother Michael and a sister Laura. Megan goes to Emerald Ridge High School and is 5'5’ and weighs 132 pounds.
Megan has swim practice three times a day, morning afternoon and evening. She gets up at 5 a.m. six days a week for her first practice of the day. She feels like she spends more time in the water than on land.
In the spring of 1998, when Megan was 14, she earned her first national title in the 100m breaststroke and then broke the American Records in 100m and 200m breast at the U.S. Open. Megan has won three more national titles and set new U.S. records in the 100m breast twice. She was called Rookie of the Meet at the Pacific Championships in 1999. She swam with the winning 400m medley relay and got silver metal in 100m breast. In the 2000 Olympics in Sydney, Australia, Megan won two gold medals, one in the 100m breaststroke and another in the 4x100m medley relay.
On Megan's closet door is list of people
she wants to beat and when she beats one she crosses out their name in
Photo courtesy of USA Swimming
by David B., fourth grade 2001