Josh Matheny: “One of my ‘superpowers’ is I just love to race”


Josh Matheny finished 2nd in the 200 breast (2:08.32) last week at the 2023 US Trials, qualifying for his first world champs team. Coming into the race, Matheny and his coach, Ray Looze, were confident that if he could secure a middle lane for the final, the rest would take care of itself due to Matheny’s IU conditioning and love of racing.

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4 months ago

I remember Josh as an 8 year old and he was always fast. I wish him the best.

5 months ago

Bold of him to describe any aspect of himself as a “superpower” seeing as he isn’t even anywhere near the top of regular human rankings at anything

5 months ago

He also loves to get absolutely destroyed on walls and pullouts. Both are at an 8th grader level. But bros speed above the water is wild

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Reply to  Andrew
4 months ago

Fink has the best underwaters, especially off the start. At the training camp in Singapore, they should work together!

5 months ago

Dear Ray,

Please teach him pullouts.

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Reply to  Cracked
5 months ago

And perhaps to not take 30 strokes per length in a 200m BR.

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5 months ago

Seems to be working for the kid…

5 months ago

Breastroke U

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