Josh Watson

QUICK STATS

Birthday: July 31, 1977
Height: 6’
Hometown: New Castle, New South Wales  
Coach: Paul Stafford, Brett Hawke

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

  • Two time Olympian
  • 2000 Olympic Silver Medalist in 4×100 Medley Relay 
  • Finished 4th in the 100m Backstroke in 2000 Olympics
  • Finished 6th in the 100m Backstroke in 2004 Olympics

Josh's next swim clinics

Starting Aug 21, 2021

Max Aquatics

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Starting Nov 27, 2021

Two Locations

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Starting Jan 22, 2022

Centennial Park Recreation Center

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EXPERIENCE

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!

Sign up for a camp with Josh Watson today!

Josh's next swim clinics

Starting Aug 21, 2021

Max Aquatics

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Starting Nov 27, 2021

Two Locations

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Starting Jan 22, 2022

Centennial Park Recreation Center

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