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Josh Davis          

5-Time Olympic Medalist & Motivational Speaker

In 1996 Josh Davis made history by becoming the only man in any sport from any nation at the Atlanta Olympic Games to win 3 gold medals. With a passion for representing our country, Davis returned to the Olympics in Sydney in 2000 where he was elected Captain of the USA Men's swim Team. He went on to break the American record three times in his event the 200 meter free-style and won two silver medals at the 2000 Sydney Games. After 2 Olympics and 5 medals, Davis has established himself as ambassador for the sport of swimming and is pioneering the road for the next generation of professional swimmers.

Davis earned his medals while modeling a life of integrity and balance. He is able to achieve family and business goals while pursuing an Olympic dream. Davis learned to maintain this balance by developing seven habits for achieving goals. Inevitably, applying these habits has thrust Davis into leadership opportunities and he has developed the skills to perform under intense pressure and bring out the best in his team.

In 2016, Davis was hired to become the Head Coach of the Men's Swimming Team at Oklahoma Christian University. Davis is also the owner and founder of USA Swim Clinics,LLC the nation's leader in providing swimming education through personal interaction with many of the greatest swimmers & coaches in the World.

Speech Topics


Leadership: Making every body on the team a captain

Josh was captain of the first USA junior team in 1989 at the age of 16. He was elected captain of his high school team in 1990 at 17, then his college team in '94 at age 21, then was co-captain of the USA swim Team for 3 years from '97 to 2000. Josh shares his principles of leadership that anybody can apply to achieve maximum effectiveness for a group striving for peak performance.

Preparing to Win and Performing under Pressure

Josh has a total of 10 swims at the Olympics and each time he achieved a zone experience while pursuing excellence. Josh shares how to have the right motivation to get into the PPZ-the Peak Performance Zone!

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