Joel Thomas (swimmer)

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Joel Thomas
Personal information
Full name Joel Ladd Thomas
National team  United States
Born (1966-12-12) December 12, 1966 (age 50)
Pasadena, California
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight 229 lb (104 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
College team University of California, Berkeley

Joel Ladd Thomas (born December 13, 1966) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic gold medalist.

At the 1991 Pan American Games in Havana, Cuba, Thomas won a gold medal as a member of the winning U.S. team in the 4×100-meter medley relay. Individually, he also received a silver medal for finishing second in the 100-meter freestyle event.

Thomas represented the United States at the 1992 Summer Olympics in Barcelona, Spain.[1] He received a gold medal for swimming for the first-place U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the men's 4×100-meter freestyle relay.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Joel Thomas Archived 2012-10-24 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved October 31, 2012.
  2. ^, Olympic Sports, United States Swimming at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games Archived 2012-04-18 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved October 31, 2012.

External links[edit]

  • Joel Thomas – Olympic athlete profile at