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Dana Vollmer indicates pregnancy in tweet

Dana Vollmer

US swimmer Dana Vollmer reacts after the semi-finals of the women’s 50-metre butterfly swimming event in the FINA World Championships at Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona on August 2, 2013. AFP PHOTO / JOSEP LAGO (Photo credit should read JOSEP LAGO/AFP/Getty Images)

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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.

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