Zoo’s Sponsored Athlete

Swimmer Josh Parrish

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Background:  Josh is a North Queensland boy from Townsville.  Following his dreams and passion for the sport lead him to being based on the Gold Coast at the TSS Aquatic Swim Club since 2012.  Josh has been a competitive swimmer for over 10 years now and water is where he feels most relaxed and at his best! 


Commitment: Josh trains 10 sessions/week in the water plus 2-3 Strength Sessions/week. He is also currently undertaking a Degree in Commerce at Griffith University.

2019/2020 Goals:  To have a successful training season which will allow him to compete at his best for the 2020 Olympic Trials in June.

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Comment:  “Representing Australia at a Junior Level and at the World University Games was a huge honour and opportunity. I am training hard to build on this and make it to a Senior Representative team.  I use this experience as a motivational tool during training, it can help ease the pain of all the hard work, it is very exciting to represent your country in something you are passionate about”

Highlights and Achievements:

2015 World Junior Championships 

4th - 800 Freestyle

4th - 400 Freestyle

6th - 1500 Freestyle

2nd - 4 X 200 Freestyle Relay

 Australian Rankings 2019

4th - 400 Freestyle

3rd - 800 Freestyle

2nd - 1500 Freestyle

World Rankings 2019

29th - 400 Freestyle

33rd - 800 Freestyle

52nd - 1500 Freestyle