|Athletic Awards and Honors
Josh has continued to train and race for personal enjoyment and
is the fastest swimmer on the planet who is over 30 with a wife and
1990 - As a member of the first USA Junior Team, Josh was elected
Captain as the team raced in Paris and East Berlin right after the
Berlin Wall came down.
1991 - Josh participated in his first World University Games in
Sheffield, England. Was a member of the record setting 4x100 freestyle
1993 - After missing the '92 Barcelona team, Josh came roaring on
the global scene to win 2 golds at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships.
1994 - Josh was a member of the record setting 4x100m free relay
at the World Championships in Rome, Italy.
1995 - Even though he contemplated quitting Josh finished the year
as the number 1 ranked 200m freestyler in the world! He was elected
captain of his second World University Games team in Fukuoaka, Japan
and was chosen by the other us teams to carry the flag for the US
Delegation in the Opening Ceremonies. Won 4 gold medals in record
time at those games. Josh also won 3 gold medals in record time at
the Pan American Games in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
1996 - Josh made history by becoming the only man in the world at
the Atlanta Olympics to win 3 gold medals.
1997 - Competing for the 3rd time in Japan, Josh won 2 gold medals
at the Pan Pacific Swimming Championships in Fukuoaka.
1998 - Competed in his second World Championships in Perth, Australia.
1999 - Raced in his third Pan Pacific Championships in Sydney, Australia.
Qualified for the Short Course World Champs in Athens, Greece where
he led off the 4x200m free relay in a World Record.
2000 - Competing in his second Olympic Games in Sydney, Australia
Josh broke the America Record in the 200m free 3 times and won 2
1991 - A major point contributor
as a freshman Josh helped the UT men's team to their 4th consecutive
1992 - While just missing a spot on the Barcelona Olympic Team,
Josh received 6 more All-America Honors
1993 - Josh finally became the best 200yd freestyler in the country
and won the NCAA title in that event.
1994 - After a total of 23 All-America honors and captain of the
UT team, in his final Collegiate event Josh and teammates broke the
4x100 yd free relay American record.
1987 - Josh was one of the only male freshman to participate in
the Texas State meet.
1988 - While only a sophomore, Josh won the state title in the 200yd
1989 - Josh repeated as state champ in the 200yd free and was the
fastest leg on the 4x100yd free relay that set the national high
school record that still stands today!
1990 - As captain, Josh led his high school team to their 4th consecutive
State Team Title. He finished high school as the top freestyler in
the country and accepted a full scholarship to the University of