Josiah hails from Texas, where he began swimming at the age of six. He joined his first team, the Richardson Rapids, a year later and continued to swim competitively until age 17. Out of the water, Josiah is an accomplished mixed martial artist, dancer, and cross country runner. When he was 16, he began teaching swim lessons at Texas Ford Aquatics and he's been teaching ever since. Josiah attends The King's College in Lower Manhattan, where he is studying for his bachelor's degree in Business Management, specializing in nonprofit management. He hopes to use his degree to run and, eventually, to start his own charitable organizations.