Josh Davis

Josh on competing

“What’s most important is to show up, swim the best you can and have fun.”

Josh Davis IS swimming. So much so that on any given day, he’s commentating a swim meet, relating his relay team experience to corporate managers, and encouraging school children to pursue excellence. He’ll also be at a pool somewhere in the country conducting a Mutual of Omaha Breakout! Swim Clinic. That’s where he really shines. Josh – a masterful swim clinician – impacts thousands of swimmers and their parents as he reaches out to teach, encourage and inspire everyone to be the
best they can be.

Watch Josh’s aha moments:


  • Birthday: September 1, 1972
  • College: University of Texas at Austin

Sweet Achievement

“Being the only male athlete in the world to win three gold medals at the 1996 Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia”

Winning Record

  • Olympic Games
    2000 - Silver, 400m freestyle relay; Silver, 800m freestyle relay
    1996 - Gold, 400m freestyle relay; Gold, 800m freestyle relay; Gold, 400m medley relay

World Championships

  • 1994 - Gold, 400m freestyle

National Titles

  • 200m freestyle: 2002, 2001, 2000 (2), 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996 (2)
  • 400m freestyle: 1996 (2)
  • 200m backstroke: 2001


  • U.S. Open - 800m freestyle relay, Olympics 1996