Joel Thomas (swimmer)

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

Joel Thomas
Personal information
Full nameJoel Ladd Thomas
National team United States
Born (1966-12-13) December 13, 1966
Pasadena, California
Height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight229 lb (104 kg)
College teamUniversity of California, Berkeley

Attended John Muir High School.

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


  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.
  • Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "Joel Thomas". Olympics at Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on 2012-10-24.

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