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Josh Edwards-Smith made a notable entrance onto the international swimming stage at the prestigious 2022 Budapest World Championships, where he competed in the fiercely competitive men’s 200m backstroke event. Merely a month later, he was once again a member of the team at the Commonwealth Games in Birmingham, where he participated in both the men’s 100m and 200m backstroke events, demonstrating his prowess in the pool.

Despite the comparatively shorter distances of these races, Edwards-Smith has also recently made headlines for his record-breaking performance in the tough 19.7km Rottnest Channel Swim, where he joined forces with fellow swimmers Bowen Gough, Cody Simpson, and Mack Horton to achieve the fastest time ever recorded by a four-man team, an astounding 3 hours, 33 minutes, and 49 seconds.

This exceptional feat, coupled with Edwards-Smith’s unwavering dedication to his goals in the pool, is a testament to his remarkable athletic talent and potential for future success.