Birthday: July 31, 1977
Hometown: New Castle, New South Wales
Coach: Paul Stafford, Brett Hawke
Josh Watson specializes in sprint backstroke, where his career truly showcased in the 2000 Olympic Games in his home country of Australia. There, he finished 4th in the finals of the Men’s 100m Backstroke behind famous US Backstroker, Krayzelburg.
Leading up to the 2000 Olympics, Josh Watson won a silver medal in the 100m Backstroke in the 1998 Commonwealth Games and then went on to win a gold in the 200m Backstroke at the 1999 World Short Course Championships.
“My favourite Sydney Games moment was when my Dad picked me up from the Athletes Village to take me home. I couldn’t take my eyes off the Olympic torch. I was trying to watch it through all the buildings and trees. I didn’t want it to disappear from view, and when it did, I actually cried for what I had just been a part of…an amazing time of my life.”
Josh’s career continues to the 2004 Olympics in Athens, where he finished 6th in the 100m Backstroke at his second Games.
Josh brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to clinics through his swimming career and will share his experiences and tips on how to swim faster!
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