Josh Schneider

Josh on building confidence

“If you want you coaches, teammates and peers to believe in you, then you first have to believe in yourself.”

Josh Schneider is on his way up, quickly. In his first international meet, the 2010 Short Course World Championships, Josh proved he belongs among the American freestyle sprinter elite. After winning a swim off in the 50m freestyle prelim, Josh bolted off the lane eight block in the final and didn’t look back til he claimed the bronze medal in American record time of 20.8.

While at the University of Cincinnati, Josh laid the foundation for his swimming career. He is a five-time all-American, seven-time Big East conference champion and a two-time Big East Swimmer of the Year. Josh holds five school records – 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle, 200m freestyle, 50m butterfly, and 100m butterfly – set 22 school records and was undefeated in the 50m freestyle during the 2009-10 season.

He’s certainly one to watch on the way to London in 2012. 

Watch Josh’s aha moments:


  • Birthday: January 11, 1988
  • College: University of Cincinnati

Sweet Achievement

“Being part of saving a men's swimming program that was on the brink of being cut”

Winning Record

  • World Championships
    2010 – Gold, 400m medley relay (scm); Bronze, 50m freestyle (scm) (AR)
  • U.S. Nationals
    2011 – Gold, 400m freestyle relay
    2010 – Bronze, 400m freestyle relay
  • Honors
    2009 and 2010 – Big East Swimmer of the Year