Amanda Beard Expecting Second Child

02/08/2013 at 04:45 PM ET

Amanda Beard Pregnant Second Child
Sacha Brown

Amanda Beard is set to welcome a new addition to the pool.

The seven-time Olympic medalist and her husband, photographer Sacha Brown, are expecting their second child on June 30, Beard confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.

“We are so excited to add to our family! During my first pregnancy, I was sick the whole time and felt awful,” the swimmer, 31, tells PEOPLE.

“So far this pregnancy has been a lot easier. I’ve only been sick a couple of times and I have way more energy.”

Also delighted by the news is soon-to-be big brother Blaise Ray, 3.

“He’s so excited. He keeps telling me how he is going to hug and kiss the baby and help me take care of [him or her],” says Beard.

She jokingly adds, “We will see if that actually happens!”

Beard won two gold, four silver and one bronze medal during her career and is a four-time Olympian. Currently sponsored by Aqua Sphere, she is also the author of the memoir In the Water They Can’t See You Cry.

She and Brown were married in May 2009 on Wakatobi, an archipelago in the Banda Sea off southeastern Indonesia.

– Sarah Michaud

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Tara on

I love her, she has been through a lot I wish her only the best!

Tee Tee on

I didn’t realize she had written a book, will have to stop by the library to see if they have it available!

Hayley on

Congrats, but her book only made me see what a selfish and self centered person she is. Not a fan anymore.

Anonymous on

I remember when she was a teenager and swam for Brian Pajer at Novaquatics in Irvine.

Mimi on

Another “enhanced” athlete.

Brandi on

I’m curious…what’s so enhanced about her?

trish on

dont know why hayley on here is so negative on here, yet it is inappropriate.

trish on

hayley..try being positive

Jubilee on


Anonymous on

Brandi- I’m guessing that Mimi was referring to her being “enhanced” in the way Lance Armstrong was (i.e., using steroids). That being said, I don’t think it’s right to make such a serious assumption about someone when we have absolutely no evidence to back it up.

Yes, a lot of athletes use performance-enhancing drugs, but that doesn’t mean they all do!

Anyway, congrats to the family!

susie on

why does everyone on here have to be so negative and bitchy all the time?

steve alvord on

Just finished your book! Thank you. Hope it helps a lot of people to deal with things they don’t understand.