- Matthew Norton
- Port Orange, Fla. (Spruce Creek)
Three-Time All-America Selection
Two-Time All-SEC Selection
Career Best Times
19.67 (2012 SEC
100 Free: 43.51 (2010 NCAA Championships)
200 Free: 1:36.81 (Tennessee, 1/30/09)
Fly: 51.76 (2011 Georgia Tech
200 Fly: 1:46.67 (2008 SEC Championships)
200 IM: 1:48.68 (2009 FL Spring SR Championships)
400 IM: 4:03.87 (LSU, 1/12/08)
23.45 (2009 FL
Southern Zone LC Sectionals)
100 Free: 51.15 (2009 FL Southern Zone LC Sectionals)
200 Free: 1:53.47 (2008 FL Swimming LC SR Championships)
Free: 4:06.11 (2008 FL Swimming LC SR
1,500 Free: 17:40.41 (2006 FL ATAC Long Course Open)
100 Back: 1:02.45 (2007 ConocoPhillips National Championships)
200 Back: 2:27.69 (2009 FL TPA Orlando Open)
100 Breast: 1:14.99 (2010 FL TYR Summer Classic LC Invite)
200 Breast: 2:44.42 (2007 FLA PA LCM Meet)
100 Fly: 55.96 (2008 FL Southern Zone Sectional Championships)
2:02.69 (2008 FL
Southern Zone Sectional Championships)
200 IM: 2:06.48 (2008 FL Southern Zone Sectional Championships)
UF All-Time Rankings
50 Free: Fourth (19.67s)
200-yard free relay: Second (1:17.64)
National/International Competition: Finished 39th in the 50-meter freestyle (23.46) and 54th in the 100-meter freestyle (51.62) at the 2010 Long Course U.S. Nationals in Irvine, California…Competed at the 2009 U.S. Nationals/World Trials in Indianapolis, Ind.,…Finished 38th in the 200 fly (2:08.01) and 58th in the 200 IM (2:11.97)…Was invited to the National Select camp…A senior national qualifier…holds best times of 1:39 in the 200-yard free and 2:08 in the 200-meter IM.
2011:-12: Swam the fifth fastest 50 free, and lowest-mark of his career when he kick-started the 200 free relay team with a 19.67 split at the SEC Championships…Picked up two All-American honors at the 2012 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships as a member of the 200 medley and 400 free relay…Individually, finished 33rd in the 100 free (43.80) at the NCAA meet…Collected All-SEC honors as part of the 400 freestyle team that finished second in 2:53.69 at the conference championships and added a fifth-place finish in the 50 free (19.74), 1:37.48 swim for 12th in the 200 free and 13th-place effort in the 100 free (43.98)…Finished four-five in the 100 (45.37) and 50 free (20.52), respectively, against Tennessee…In the win over Auburn added points for Florida with a fifth-place swim in the 50m free (24.14) and sixth-place swim in the 100m free (53.24)…Against FAU, claimed the 100 free title in 45.78 and finished second in the 200 free (1:40.98)….Helped Florida topple rival FSU with a fifth-place effort in the 100 free (46.04) and sixth-place swim in the 50 free (21.32)…Took third in the 50m free against Georgia, touching in 24.20…In the SEC opener against LSU, clocked in at 46.51 for third…Instrumental part of the UF relay squads.
2010-11: Appeared in one meet for the Gators before suffering an injury…Captured two second-place finishes at the All-Florida Invitational in the 100 and 200 free, touching in 45.81 and 1:51.50, respectively. Also finished fourth in the 200 IM (1:53.57) and fifth in the 50 free (21.38)…Was a member of four separate victorious relay teams (200 FR, 400 FR, 800 FR and 200 MR) at the All-Florida Invitational, and was also a contributing factor in the second place 400 medley relay team.
2009-10: Earned his first All-America honor as a member of Florida’s 200-yard freestyle relay at the 2010 NCAA Championships...Also swam career bests in the 50 free (19.95) and 100 free (43.51) at the NCAA Championships…Placed 11th in the 200 free, 12th in the 100 free and 17th in the 50 free at the 2010 SEC Championships…Part of the second-place 400 free relay squad against Auburn…Won the 50 free in the win over FAU, while joining teammates to finish second in the 200 medley relay…Captured the 100 free against Indian River State College and finished third in the 50 free…Part of the second-place 200 free relay, third-place 400 and 800 free relay team and eighth-place 200 medley relay squad at the Georgia Invitational, while finishing fifth in the 50 and 100 free.
2008-09: Named to the 2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll…Was also a CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American…Swam in 12 meets for the Gators his sophomore season, including the 2008 Princeton Big Al Invitational and the 2009 Florida Swimming Senior Championships…Swam five career-best marks during the 2008-09 campaign, including four in Orlando at the FSSC…Improved his 50 free (20.18), 100 free (44.32), 100 fly (49.87) and 200 IM (1:48.68) marks in Orlando…In addition to his dual meet success, represented the Gators at the 2008 Princeton Invite, where he finished second in the 100 free (44.62) and 200 free (1:37.56), fourth in the 200 IM (1:49.33) and fifth in the 200 fly (1:48.39)…Swam a career-best mark in the 200 free in the dual meet win over Tennessee (1:36.81), where he placed third…His mark in the 200 free was an NCAA provisional qualifying mark.
2007-08: Touched sixth in the consolation final of the 200 IM (1:49.17) at the SEC Championships in Tuscaloosa … Placed second in the consolation final of the 200 free (1:37.31) and 10th in the 200 fly (1:46.67) at the SEC meet…Touched second in the 100 free (46.13) in the win over FAU…Placed fifth in the 200 fly (1:51.65) for his best finish at Tennessee…Placed fifth in the 200 fly (2:06.14) and sixth in the 100 fly (57.80) versus Auburn…Finished fourth in the 200 fly (1:52.44) against LSU and fifth in the fly against Purdue and IRCC…Touched fourth in the 200 free (1:42.48) for his best individual finish in the win over Purdue…Placed sixth in the 200-meter IM (2:10.94) at the Alabama Invitational…Touched first in the C-final of the 200 IM (1:54.73) for a 17th place overall finish for his best finish at the Boilermaker Invitational…Earned a fifth place finish in his first race as a Gator, the 50 free (21.90), at Virginia.
Prior to Florida: A two-time state champion in the 200 IM with a time of 1:51 and 500 free with a time of 4:31…Attended the same high school as former Gator Rex Tullius and trained under former Gator Ryan Lochte’s father Steve.
Club: Member of the Daytona Beach Speed, coached by Steve Lochte.