Josh Schneider

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Josh Schneider
Personal information
Full name Josh Schneider
National team  United States
Born (1988-01-11) January 11, 1988 (age 29)
Cincinnati, Ohio
Height 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club New York Athletic Club
College team University of Cincinnati

Josh Schneider (born January 11, 1988) is an American competition swimmer. He is a two-time medalist at the FINA Short Course World Championships and a former American record holder in the 50-meter freestyle (short course).[1]

Swimming career[edit]

As a college swimmer at the University of Cincinnati, Schneider was a one-time NCAA champion, winning the 50-yard freestyle in 2010.[2]

At the 2010 FINA Short Course World Championships, Schneider won the bronze in the 50 m freestyle.[3] Schneider, who was swimming in lane eight, only qualified for the final after winning a swim-off against Australian Kyle Richardson.[4] Schneider also earned a gold medal in the 4×100 m medley relay for his contributions in the heats.[5]

At the 2014 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) in Doha, Qatar, Schneider was part of the winning 4x50 Mixed Freestyle Relay. He also was part of the silver medal team for the Men's 4x50m Freestyle and the Men's 4x50 Medley.[6]

At the The 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada, Schneider won the 50m Freestyle with a time of 21.86.[7] He also received a silver in the 4 × 100 m medley relay and a bronze in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay.[8]

Schneider has also won the inaugural two editions of the RCP Tiburon Sprint Classic, a 50-yard freestyle match race held in the backyard pool of swimming philanthropist Tod Spieker, in which the winner claims a $10,000 grand prize.[9]

He currently serves as an assistant coach at his Alma Mater, the University of Cincinnati where he also trains under head varsity swim coach Mandy Commons-DiSalle.


Schneider was born in Cincinnati, Ohio in 1988, the son of Greg and Sue Schneider. He is a 2006 graduate of Taylor High School in North Bend, Ohio. In high school, besides swimming, he also participated in track, golf, and football. Schneider attended the University of Cincinnati and graduated in 2010, majoring in business. Schneider is sponsored by TYR.[10]


  1. ^ "Men's short course meters American records as of December 19, 2010" (PDF). Swimming World Magazine. Retrieved 2010-12-22. 
  2. ^ "Cincy's Josh Schneider Shocks World, Wins 50 Free". Swimming World Magazine. 2010-03-26. Archived from the original on 2011-02-27. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  3. ^ "2010 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) - Men's 50 metre freestyle (final)" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 2010-12-19. 
  4. ^ "Josh Schneider breaks American record at World Championships in Dubai". 2010-12-21. Archived from the original on 2010-12-22. Retrieved 2010-12-22. 
  5. ^ "2010 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m) - Men's 4 × 100 metre medley relay (heats)" (PDF). Omega Timing. Retrieved 2010-12-19. 
  6. ^ "Omega Timing - Results - 12th FINA World Swimming Championships (25m) Doha Qatar 12/3/2014 - 12/7/2014". Retrieved 2015-10-31. 
  7. ^ "2015 Pan American Games, Live Results - Meet Results - Swimming World". Retrieved 2015-10-31. 
  8. ^ "2015 Pan American Games, Live Results - Meet Results - Swimming World". Retrieved 2015-10-31. 
  9. ^ RCP Tiburon Sprint Classic official website
  10. ^ "Industry News: TYR Signs Josh Schneider". Swimming World Magazine. 2011-01-04. Archived from the original on 2011-02-27. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 

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Preceded by
Sergey Fesikov, Vladimir Morozov, Rozaliya Nasretdinova, Veronika Popova
Mixed 4 × 50 metres freestyle relay world record-holder
6 December 2014 – present
With: Matt Grevers, Madison Kennedy, Abbey Weitzeil
Succeeded by