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2012 Men's Swimming & Diving Roster

Matthew Curby


Oviedo, Fla. (Hagerty)

Four-Time All-American
One-Time All-SEC Selection
2012 All-Freshman SEC Honoree

2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll Selection


Top Times

50 Free: 20.71                     (Tennessee, 2/1/13)
100 Free: 43.36                   (2013 SEC Championships)
200 Free: 1:35.95               (2013 SEC Championships)
100 Back: 48.36                 (2012 SEC Championships)
200 Back: 1:55.90              (2011 All-Florida Invitational)
100 Breast: 59.12              (LSU, 10/15/11)
200 Breast: 2:09.19           (2011 All-Florida Invitational)
200 IM: 1:44.62                    (2013 SEC Championships)
400 IM: 4:11.53                    (2011 All-Florida Invitational)


50 Free: 24.51                     (2011 Winter National Championships)
100 Free: 50.52                   (2013 US Open Championships)
200 Free: 1:51.02               (2013 US Open Championships)
100 Back: 56.89                 (2012 USA Olympic Team Trials)
200 Back: 2:04.42              (2013 US Open Championships)
100 Breast: 1:10.94           (2012 GSC Summer Invitational)
100 Fly: 58.17                      (2013 Southern Zone South Sectionals)
200 IM: 2:03.34                    (2013 US Open Championships)
400 IM: 4:48.74                    (2012 NC UltraSwim)


National/International Competition: Participated in the 2012 Olympic Team Trials in the 100 back and 200 IM…set a personal best in the 100 back and 200 IM at the trials in Omaha, Neb.


At Florida

2012-13: Added two All-American honors to his resume as he was anchored both the 200 free relay and 400 free relay to top-eight finishes…The 200 free relay took eighth combining for a time of 1:17.83 in prelims and he joined the 400 free relay to finish seventh in a time of 2:51.74…He also finished 29th in the 200 IM and 40th in the 200 free at the NCAA Championships…At the SEC Championships: Finished seventh in the 100 free and set a personal-best time of 43.36 in the prelims, finished ninth in the 200 IM also in a personal-best (1:44.62) and 10th in the 200 free with another personal-best (1:35.95)...Had a third place finish in the 50 free with a personal-best 20.71 against Tennessee...Recorded fifth place finishes in the 100 back (50.13) and 100 free (45.23) at Auburn...Won the 200 free (1:39.11) against Florida Atlantic and anchored the 200 medley relay to a win over the Owls...Finished eighth in the 100 free (44.79), 13th in the 200 IM (1:48.98), 14th in the 200 free (1:39.70) and 20th in the 100 back (50.28) at the Ohio State Invitational...Anchored the first place 400 free relay to a win against in-state rival Florida State and finished eighth in the 100 back (53.65)...Finished fifth in the 100 breast (59.90) and sixth in the 100 free (46.60) while also anchoring the first place 400 free relay against Texas A&M...Finished fourth in the 50 free (21.34) and fifth in the 100 fly (51.50) at South Carolina...Took sixth in the 100 free (46.09) and seventh in the 100 back (51.21) against Georgia...Swam as part of the first place 400 medley, 400 free and 800 free relays and was seventh in the 50 free (21.11) at the All-Florida Invitational.


2011-12: Earned the first All-America honors of his career after anchoring both the 200 free relay team that finished seventh, and the 400 free relay team that finished 13th at the 2012 NCAA meet…Individually, finished 31st in the 100 back (48.67), 32nd in the 100 free (43.76) and 42nd in the 200 IM (1:47.73) in his NCAA Championship debut…Named to the SEC All-Freshman team after finishing sixth in the 200 IM (1:45.77), seventh in the 100 back (48.36), and added a consolation final appearance in the 100 free, finishing 16th in 44.24…On the year, swam the fastest 100 free (44.24) and 100 back (48.36) by a UF freshman…Instrumental part of the 2011-12 Florida relays, swimming on four winning medley relay teams and three winning freestyle relay teams, while also appearing on the silver-winning 200 free relay squad at the SEC Championships…Finished second and third against Tennessee in the 100 back (50.01) and 200 IM (1:51.20), respectively…Touched in 59.58 for third in the 100m back in UF’s win over Auburn…Had two top-10 finishes at the Classic @ SMU, taking third in the 100 back (49.51) and 10th in the 50 free (20.84)…Won the first race of his NCAA career when he touched in 50.66 to claim the 100 back title against FSU, and added a fourth-place effort in the 100 free, touching in 45.98…Finished the 200 IM in 1:54.07 for second in the first SEC meet of his freshman season against LSU…Debuted at the All-Florida Invitational with a third-place touch in the 100 back (52.74) and sixth-place mark of 21.11 in the 50 free…Helped lead head coach Gregg Troy to his 12th consecutive top-10 finish at NCAA’s.

Prior to Florida:
Attended Hagerty High School…Trained with the Blue Dolphins Swim Team under head coach Charlie Rose…A four-star recruit by Swimming World Magazine… A two-time high school All-American and two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American…Attended the USA Swimming National Select Camp his junior season…Captured the state championship in the 200 IM, 100 back and 400 free relay at the 2010 state meet…Won Hagerty High School’s first Class 3A State Championship as a sophomore in the 100 back.

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