As a member of the United States men's swimming team, he won a 400-meter freestyle relay gold medal at the 1992 Barcelona Olympics and went on to win gold in the 4X200-meter relay event at the 1996 Atlanta Olympics.
After being named the 1992 National High School Swimmer of the Year, he helped his Stanford University swim team attain several NCAA championship titles.
In 1995, he and fellow members of the U.S. swim team set a world record in the 400-meter freestyle relay event at the Pan Pacific Championships.
He grew up in the Cincinnati, Ohio suburb of Finneytown and later lived in both Palo Alto, California and Tampa, Florida. After ending his competitive swimming career, he worked for a Florida asset management firm.
He and Mark Henderson were both members of the gold-medal-winning American relay team at the 1996 Summer Olympics.