Josh has a cuppa with Queen Elizabeth II
He's smashed world swimming records, taken multiple gold at the Paralympics and in 1993 was even awarded an Order of Australia Medal for his services to Australian sport.
But sharing afternoon tea recently with an 85 year old grandmother in his home town, was a "once in a lifetime opportunity" for Josh Hofer.
Who was the woman? Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth the Second. Josh was one of 1200 special guests at the Royal Garden Party at Perth's Government House, while the Queen was in Perth for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting.
Elite athletes including cricketer Adam Gilchrist and West Coast Eagles Captain Darren Glass were on the guest list - so was Joshua Hofer OAM and Paralympian.
While many were lucky to even catch a glimpse of the Queen, Josh says he was able to speak to her.
"I shook her hand and everything, she said she was glad to see me," he told INSIDE EDGE "I told her I was going to London next year, she was quite pleased about it."
Of course, it's not a European holiday that Josh is planning. Twenty years after winning gold at the Madrid Paralympics, he hopes to be selected in the Australian team and to repeat his success at the Paralympics in London 2012.
Josh combines a gruelling training regime with a job making deliveries around Royal Perth Hospital. It's a role he's held, with support from Edge, for 18 years.
EDGE Job Coordinator, Martin Albrecht, describes Josh as popular, independent and a hard worker.
Still, Martin admits, even he was surprised when Josh announced he was going to meet the Queen.
"He showed me the invitation and my jaw dropped!," he said.
But it's typical of Josh's motivated approach to life.
"Josh is really proud of his achievements," says Martin, "He's previously represented his country. He applied and was accepted to meet the Queen. It shows he can achieve what he wants to achieve."
It's a view echoed by Josh's supervisor.
"Josh has a very, very good work ethic," says Patrick Latouche, Receivals Officer at Royal Perth Hospital, "He goes above and beyond with people and dedicates himself to helping others."
Josh says he loves his work, hopes to continue doing well with his swimming and was chuffed to spend an afternoon with both royalty and Perth's A-list.
"I met Adam Gilchrist, Andrew Forrest, Nelson Woss (the owner of Koko from the movie "Red Dog") said Josh, "I saw Steve Hooker, Lauren Mitchell ... Jerry Hall.
I didn't get a photo with her, though. I just couldn't get round to everyone!"
But it's the memory of an afternoon tea with the world's most famous grandmother, that remains.
"It was just nice I got invited to it," said Josh, with a grin.
"I wish I could do it again."