Ed Moses (swimmer)

Glenn Edward Moses Jr. (born June 7, 1980) is an American former competition swimmer and breaststroke specialist who is an Olympic gold medalist, world champion, and former world record-holder. He represented the United States at the 2000 Summer Olympics, where he won a gold and silver medal.[1]

Ed Moses
Personal information
Full nameGlenn Edward Moses Jr.
Nickname(s)"Ed," "Double Bogey"
National team United States
Born (1980-06-07) June 7, 1980 (age 41)
Loma Linda, California, U.S.
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight172 lb (78 kg)
ClubNation’s Capital Swim Club (NCAP)
College teamUniversity of Virginia
Medal record
Men's swimming
Representing the United States
Olympic Games
Gold medal – first place 2000 Sydney 4×100 m medley
Silver medal – second place 2000 Sydney 100 m breaststroke
World Championships (LC)
Gold medal – first place 2003 Barcelona 4×100 m medley
Bronze medal – third place 2001 Fukuoka 100 m breaststroke
Pan American Games
Gold medal – first place 1999 Winnipeg 100 m breaststroke
Silver medal – second place 1999 Winnipeg 4×100 m medley

On January 23, 2002 in Stockholm, Sweden, Moses set a world record in the short course 100-meter breaststroke (57.47). In January 2002, Moses also set the world mark in the short course 200-meter breaststroke, which he lowered again with a time of 2:02.92 in Berlin on January 17, 2004.[2]

Moses was a contestant on the television program Mental Samurai on April 16, 2019. He answered 10 out of 12 questions correctly but then ran out of time.


Moses was born in Loma Linda, California, to U.S. Air Force colonel Glenn Edward and schoolteacher Sissy Moses. He did not begin swimming year-round until his senior year of high school.[3]

Moses swam for the University of Virginia and won in the 100-meter and 200-meter breaststroke events at the 2000 NCAA Division I Championships, setting world records for both events (in 2000 the NCAAs were swum short course meters, allowing for world records). He graduated from the University of Virginia in 2004 with a degree in sports medicine. He has also volunteered as an assistant coach at the University.[4]

Leading into the 2000 Olympic Games, Moses broke an American record at the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials. At the 2000 Olympics he won two medals: silver in the 100-meter breaststroke and gold as a member of the USA's world record-setting 4 × 100 medley relay.

On Nov. 5, 2010 SwimmingWorld.TV announced that Ed Moses was making a comeback.[5] As part of his return to swimming, Moses swam at the 2011 U.S. Masters Short Course Nationals.

Post swimmingEdit

Moses continued his sporting career as a semi-professional golfer. He co-founded MoJo Marketing & Media, a creative content consulting company. He currently serves as a vice president. He is also pursuing an MBA degree at UCLA Anderson School of Management[6]

In 2009 Moses appeared on Golf Channel's Big Break Disney Golf where he was eliminated in the first episode. In 2017, he appeared as a contestant on the Netflix reality series Ultimate Beastmaster, finishing second in his episode.[7]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill; et al. "Ed Moses". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Archived from the original on May 19, 2011.
  2. ^ Thierry, Nick J. (January 17, 2004). "Moses Betters Own 200 Breaststroke World Record in Berlin". SwimNews. Retrieved July 31, 2011.
  3. ^ "Ed Moses". usaswimming.org. USA Swimming. Archived from the original on May 13, 2007. Retrieved July 30, 2011.
  4. ^ "Ed Moses". virginiasports.com. Retrieved January 18, 2021.
  5. ^ "McCaffreyCap". Swimming World Magazine. November 5, 2010. Archived from the original on August 29, 2012.
  6. ^ "Ed Moses". theandersonexchange.org. November 25, 2013. Retrieved November 25, 2013.
  7. ^ Hecht, Hannah (January 25, 2017). "Ed Moses to Star in Netflix's New "Ultimate Beastmaster"". SwimSwam.

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Preceded by Men's 50-meter breaststroke
world record-holder (long course)

March 31, 2001 – August 2, 2002
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Preceded by Men's 100-meter breaststroke
world record-holder (long course)

March 28, 2001– June 28, 2001
Succeeded by
Roman Sloudnov
Preceded by
Roman Sloudnov
Men's 50-meter breaststroke
world record-holder (short course)

January 22, 2002 – January 26, 2002
Succeeded by
Oleg Lisogor
Preceded by
Roman Sloudnov
Men's 100-meter breaststroke
world record-holder (short course)

March 24, 2000 – November 9, 2008
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Roman Sloudnov
Men's 200-meter breaststroke
world record-holder (short course)

March 25, 2000 – August 10, 2009
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Sporting positions
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FINA World Cup
overall male points winner

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Thomas Rupprath
FINA World Cup
overall male points winner

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