Joe Hudepohl

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Joe Hudepohl
Personal information
Full name Joseph Bernard Hudepohl
Nickname(s) "Joe"
Nationality  United States
Born (1973-11-16) November 16, 1973 (age 40)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 163 lb (74 kg)
Sport
Sport Swimming
Stroke(s) Freestyle
Club Shore Aquatics
Cincinnati Marlins
College team Stanford University

Joseph Bernard Hudepohl (born November 16, 1973) is an American former competition swimmer, Olympic champion, and former world record-holder.

Early years[edit]

Hudepohl is a native of Cincinnati, Ohio, and was raised in the suburb of Finneytown. He is a 1992 alumnus of Saint Xavier High School in Cincinnati[1] and graduated from Stanford University in 1997. Hudepohl presently resides in Tampa, Florida, where he works in the Growth Equities team of Logan Circle Partners, L.P., the traditional asset management arm of Fortress Investment Group.

Swimming accomplishments[edit]

Joe Hudepohl was the youngest member of the 1992 United States Olympic swimming team that competed in Barcelona, Spain. He won a gold medal as a member of the victorious 400-meter freestyle relay team and earned a bronze medal as part of the 4×200 m relay team. Hudepohl also represented the United States at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta, where he won a gold medal as a member of the 4×200-meter freestyle relay team.[2]

Hudepohl's Olympic accomplishments followed an impressive collegiate and prep swimming career. He was named National High School Swimmer of the Year in 1992 and won multiple NCAA championships while competing for Stanford University. He was also a member of two American record relay teams and part of a world record 400-meter freestyle relay team at the 1995 Pan Pacific Championships.

Joe Hudepohl is also responsible for one of the greatest swimming sets known to the swimming world. It was drawn up by his coach, but he made it famous by his sheer speed in the set. Joe Hudepohl was definitely one of the fastest people ever to have finished it.[citation needed] The set consists of:

  • 4 X 25,
  • 4 X 50,
  • 4 X 75,
  • 4 X 100,
  • 4 X 125,
  • 4 X 150,
  • 4 X 175,
  • 4 X 200,
  • 4 X 200,
  • 4 X 175,
  • 4 X 150,
  • 4 X 125,
  • 4 X 100,
  • 4 X 75,
  • 4 X 50,
  • 4 X 25,

Hudepohl was able to complete the set on the :58 base on the way back down.[citation needed]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "St. Xavier High School: Hall of Fame". St. Xavier High School. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Pool no longer rules his world". Cincinnati Enquirer. Feb 10, 2008. Retrieved June 20, 2014. 

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