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  Matt Flowers
  • Junior
  • Sprint and Middle Distance Free
  • Gainesville, Fla. (Gainesville)
  • Club Coach: Matt Cetlinski
Collegiate Bests
50 Free 20.36 (Bulldog Invitational, 2000)
100 Free 45.28 (Tennessee, 1999)
200 Free 1:42.79 (Bulldog Invitational, 2000)

National/International Competition: Swam personal-best times in the 50- (21.43) and 100-yard free (46.43) at Senior Nationals...at Junior Nationals, swam the 100 free (47.01), 200 free (1:42.40) and the 100 fly (52.04).

1999-2000: Swam Florida's fourth best times of the season in both the 50y Free (20.36) and 100y Free (45.28) at the Bulldog Invitational

1998-99: Recorded season-best time in both the 50- and 200 free at the Speedo Cup with times of 21.74 and 1:42.79, respectively...clocked season-best time in the 100 free (47.12) as leadoff on 400 free relay team against Tennessee...posted a third-place finish in the 200 free against Indian River on February 27 (1:45.01)...recorded first place finish as member of 200 free relay in the Alumni Meet on October 10.

High School: 1998 graduate of Gainesville High School...finished runner-up in the state competition in the 200-yard free, clocking a personal-best time of 1:42.09...placed third in the state in the 100 fly with his top individual time of 51.90...selected team MVP and led Gainesville H.S. to three consecutive top-ten finishes in state competition...school-record holder in the 200- and 500 free, and 100 fly...Swam under Gator Great Rob Ramirez at Gainesville H.S...swam under Scott Caron with 300 Club team.

Personal: Born Matthew Stephen Flowers on February 19, 1980, in Columbus, Ohio...son of Frank and Dee Flowers...member of National Honor Society at Gainesville H.S....sister, Kelly, swims at Michigan State...plans to major in math.


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