$10,001 to the Fastest Man in Texas Shootout

Josh Davis and the Mutual of Omaha BREAKout! Swim Clinic present the Fastest Man in Texas Shootout.

fastest man in texas logoThe winner of the Fastest Man in Texas Shootout Saturday November 9th at the Josh Davis Natatorium in San Antonio, TX will have major bragging rights and is going to be $10,001 richer!  

That’s right, it’s no typo, winner takes home $10,001!!  This is the largest cash prize for a swim race offered in the United States!  The Shootout will consist of two 50 yard races: a prelim round at 11:30am and a final round will take place right at high noon like the shootouts in the old west.

Whoever wants to claim the prize will have to go through defending champion and pool record holder Jimmy Feigen.  This is Feigen’s home pool and Jimmy just got 2nd in the 100m free at the World Championships in Spain.  Other athletes committed so far is 2-time Olympian and Masters champion-Josh Davis, UT sprint star-John Murray, SMU sprinter-Ryan Koops, and Olympic Butterfly Legend Ian Crocker. Coming from outside the Lone Star State is one of Jimmy’s fiercest rivals, Josh Schneider, the former football player turned NCAA swimming champion from Ohio.

Josh Davis crowns Jimmy Feigen the Fastest Man in Texas at the 2012 Fastest Man in Texas Shootout (Image courtesy of MOO BOCS)

Josh Davis crowns Jimmy Feigen the Fastest Man in Texas at the Fastest Man in Texas Shootout (Image courtesy of MOO BOCS)

In addition to the $10,001 grand prize the Fastest Man in Texas will receive a commerative belt buckle and boots. Other prizes are $3000 for second and $1000 for third.  Shootout is limited to 16 athletes total.  Only those who are done with college eligibility will receive prize money. We will announce additional racers for the Fastest Man in Texas Shootout as they contact Josh and commit.  The race will be held at the Josh Davis Natatorium which is a 25 yard by 25 meters pool with an average depth of 11 feet with surface level gutters.  The blocks are huge SR Smith launching pads and there is seating for 750 people on each side for a total of 1500 fans right on top of the action.  Simply put, this pool is fast and perfectly suited for a Fastest Man Shootout!  The Shootout format will consist of qualifying match races by the participants around 11:30 and then the final race of the top 8 will take place right at High Noon!   19 seconds later someone is walking away with a $10,001 check!

The “Fastest Man in Texas” Shootout will take place in conjunction with the Joan Davis Memorial Invite which is also called the Battle for the Crown because it is the only invitational for all of the Texas Private and Parochial High Schools.  The Joan Davis/Battle for the Crown Invite started by Coach Kevin Gallivan is named in honor of Josh’s mom who lost her fight against cancer in July 2012.  There will be over 250 high school swimmers from 15 different Catholic and Private schools from all across Texas racing from 9am to 12pm that day.   Tickets to attend the joint event are $10 for adults and $5 for 18 and under.

Josh explains why the Fastest Man in Texas Shootout means so much to him:

“When the Olympians raced in my mom’s honor at the first Fastest Man in Texas Shootout two years ago it was one of the highlights of her life.  I had no idea we would lose her so soon just 8 months later.  All swimmers should thank their Swim Moms for their love and support.  The Fastest Man in Texas Shootout is honored to partner with the Joan Davis/Battle For the Crown Invite every two years to honor my mom’s memory and in a small way to say thank you to all of our Swim Moms out there.”

Brendan Hansen, Josh Davis (& his mother), Jimmy Feigen, Ian Crocker & Aaron Peirsol at the Fastest Man in Texas Shootout (Image courtesy of MOO BOCS)

Dave Walters, Brendan Hansen, Josh Davis (& his mother Joan Davis), Jimmy Feigen, Ian Crocker & Aaron Peirsol at the Fastest Man in Texas Shootout (Image courtesy of MOO BOCS)

Fastest Man in Texas Nov 9th, 2013 Line Up so far with best times:

Jimmy Feigen :18.8

Josh Schneider :18.9

Ian Crocker :19.1

John Murray :19.6

Josh Davis  :19.7

Ryan Koops :19.8

Fastest Man in Texas 2011 Results

Fastest Man in Texas 2011 Results

Josh started hosting clinics 17 years ago after he won 3 gold medals in the 1996 Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games.  He has been the director of the Mutual of Omaha BREAKout! Swim Clinic Tour for the last 7 years and is set to celebrate it’s 600th clinic later this year!  Mutual of Omaha is a major sponsor of USA Swimming and the leading provider of Olympian clinics across the country.  For more information on bringing an Olympian to your team check out: www.breakoutswimclinic.com

Here is a list of Clinicians/Olympians to choose from to inspire your swimmers:


Mutual of Omaha BREAKout Swim Clinic, ad, breakout-ad-160x600Jason Lezak

Conor Dwyer

Matt Grevers

Ian Crocker

Brendan Hansen

Jimmy Fiegen

Matt Mclean

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Aaron Peirsol

Eric Shanteau

David Walters

Dax Hill

Tyler Clary

Clark Burckle

Rowdy Gaines

Davis Tarwater

Josh Schneider

Peter Vanderkaay

Mark Gangloff

Randall Bal

Mutual of Omaha BREAKout Swim Clinic, ad, breakout-ad-160x600Tom Shields

Charlie Houchin

Austin Surhoff

Darian Townsend

Roland Schoeman

Tyler McGill


Dana Vollmer

Kate Ziegler

Christine Magnuson

Alyssa Anderson

Misty Hyman

Kathleen Hersey

Karlee Bispo

Kim Vandenberg

Kristy Kowal

Brooke Bennett

Amanda Beard

Annie Chandler

Madison Kennedy

Mutual of Omaha BREAKout Swim Clinic, ad, breakout-ad-160x600Lacey Nymeyer John

Megan Jendrick

Jessica Hardy

Christine Marshall

Katie Hoff

Ariana Kukors

Chloe Sutton

Laura Sogar

Lauren Purdue

Micah Lawrence

Margaret Hoelzer

Caroline Burckle

Janet Evans

Dagny Knutson

About Josh Davis

Josh Davis is a world-class motivational speaker, broadcaster and swim clinician. Josh reaches thousands of young swimmers as the embodiment of the sport’s values.

Silver 400m freestyle relay
Silver 800m freestyle relay

Gold 400m freestyle relay
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Gold 400m medley relay

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Dax Hill, Josh Davis, Davis Walters, Garrett Weber-Gale, Ian Crocker, Jimmy Feigen, Aaron Peirsol & Brendan Hansen at the Fastest Man in Texas Shootout.

Dax Hill, Josh Davis, Davis Walters, Garrett Weber-Gale, Ian Crocker, Jimmy Feigen, Aaron Peirsol & Brendan Hansen at the Fastest Man in Texas Shootout.

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10 years ago

hi, could you tell me where can I buy tickets for this event ? can I buy it online? thanks!

10 years ago

Why that weekend? It would have been fun to take kids to watch. However, November Unclassified at the UT Swim Center is November 8-10. Jimmy and Kathleen “The chocolate” Hersey gave a clinic to kids last October in the same pool.

Reply to  PsychoDad
10 years ago
Reply to  completelyconquered
10 years ago

I only “fight” on swimswam with French people, for the same reasons Steven Colbert hates bears. So bad luck for you, you are not worthy my time. But, I am happy you feel good tonight.

Reply to  PsychoDad
10 years ago

If u want to fight , fight with real fighters ! anyway , fighting will get u nowhere near swimming passion . Period

10 years ago

Is Dave Walters swimming again?

10 years ago

Jimmy Feigen has shown 2 weeks ago that he is much faster now ….. Jimmy for the win .

10 years ago

Neil Caskey is the fastest milkman in the west.

10 years ago

Tyler McGill for the win

10 years ago

Just curious as to whether there is a “Fastest Woman in Texas Shootout”.

Reply to  Francene
10 years ago

Francene – not that I’m aware of, at least not connected to this event.

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Reply to  Braden Keith
10 years ago

We tried to get some Olympic Women to swim at our event but didn’t have and luck or any women the showed much interest. We would love to have women swim at this event. We have set the bar pretty high and have invited past and present Olympians and/or past and present World Record holders. If you know any females that are high caliber swimmers you think would be interested in this event, please let me know at [email protected] .

10 years ago

I remember meeting Josh Davis when he was but a wee lad. I’m glad to see he’s still swimming and doing well.

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