Ian Crocker


“I’m just really thankful to be on my way to Beijing instead of being on my couch to watch the Games,” said Crocker, who starred in a documentary, “Unfiltered,” about his rivalry with Phelps.


Crocker was a member of the world-record-setting 4x100 medley relay teams that won gold in Sydney in 2000 and in Athens in 2004. He also won a bronze medal in 2004 as a member of the 4x100 freestyle relay and silver in the 100 butterfly, losing to Phelps by 0.04 of a second.


The 25-year-old Crocker, born in Portland, Me., was a 22-time N.C.A.A. all-American at the University of Texas. He trains with Aaron Peirsol and Brendan Hansen at Texas Aquatics under Texas Coach Eddie Reese.


Crocker has played guitar since the eighth grade, counting Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughn as his influences. His favorite musician is Bob Dylan. He also likes classic cars; one of the first he purchased was a 1971 Buick Riviera.

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Wow! is all we can say about the event it was wonderful. Ian and Dagny did a fantastic job and were great with the kids and even a month later they are still talking about their visit. Before we new it, it was 2:00 pm and the clinic was over. The kids just soaked everything in the had to say. The both inspired the kids and shared the importance of hard work, nutrition and most importantly their love for the sport.


On behalf of the Scranton Sea Knights swimmers, coaches and parents I would like to thank Josh Davis & Josh Schnieder for an excellent clinic. It was such an honor to have you both at our pool. The kids can’t wait to get back in the water and put all your tips to work. As a parent it is so nice to see and hear elite athletes inspire our children to be the best they can be, with hard work anything is possible. Josh Davis is such a gifted man, you can’t help but be positive when you hear him speak, it’s contagious. Every child left with a huge smile. It was as if it was everyone’s birthday. As for Josh Schnieder, we all felt he did a great job with the kids & his interview. He spoke to them on their level, what a role model! Thanks again, It was awesome.

Coach Amy

The clinic yesterday was awesome. I really enjoyed meeting Christine and Mark. They are great with the kids!