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2012 Men's Swimming & Diving Roster

Matthew Thompson


Seminole, Fla.

Top Times


200 Free:               1:35.38  (2014 Bulldog Invitational)

500 Free:               4:26.09  (2013 Ohio State Invitational)

100 Back:              48.77      (2014 Bulldog Invitational)

200 Back:              1:44.25  (2014 Bulldog Invitational)

200 Fly:                  1:50.98  (2012 Bulldog Invitational)

400 IM:                   3:55.07  (2012 Bulldog Invitational)



100 Free:               52.34      (The Lightning Invitational)

200 Free:               1:51.33  (2013 US Open Championships)

400 Free:               4:01.70  (2012 Southern Zone Sectional)

100 Back:              58.27      (2012 Spring Southern Zone Sectionals)

200 Back:              2:04.36  (2013 US Open Championships)

100 Fly:                  57.84      (The Lightning Invitational)

200 Fly:                  2:12.38  (2012 Spring Southern Zone Sectionals)

200 IM:                   2:08.92  (The Lightning Invitational)

400 IM:                   4:30.12  (2013 US Open Championships)


National/International Competition:

Participated at the 2010 U.S. Junior Nationals in Irvine, Calif. where Thompson competed in five events… Finished 15th in the 500 free at the 2009 Short Course U.S. Junior Nationals.


At Florida:


Won the 200-yard freestyle (1:35.81) and placed second in the 200-yard backstroke at the Last Chance Bulldog Meet… Competed in the 200-yard freestyle at the Ohio State Invitational and recorded an NCAA ‘B’ standard time of 1:37.45… In addition at OSU, Thompson recorded a personal-best time in the 500-yard freestyle of 4:26.09 and season-best time of 1:51.76 in the 200-yard butterfly… Competed in multiple dual meets and invitational competition throughout the regular season.  



Won the 200-yard backstroke in time of 1:50.09 and finished third in the 100-yard backstroke in 51.40 in a dual meet against Florida Atlantic… Placed seventh in the 200-yard backstroke (1:46.62), 22nd in the 100-yard backstroke (50.09), 24th in the 200-yard individual medley (1:51.08) and 28th in the 400-yard individual medley (4:00.83) at the Ohio State Invitational… Finished fourth in the 200-yard backstroke at the All-Florida Invitational with a time of 1:50.67… Earned multiple top-5 finishes during dual meets throughout the regular season.



Recorded four personal-bests at the Bulldog Invitational in the 200-yard backstroke (1:45.50), 100-yard backstroke (49.30), 200-yard butterfly (1:50.98) and the 400-yard individual medley (3:55.07)… In his UF debut, Thompson placed seventh in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:46.30 at the All-Florida Invitational… Earned multiple top-10 finishes during dual meets throughout the regular season.


Prior to Florida:

Four-time NISCA High School All-American… Two-time team MVP (2009, 2010) at Seminole… Placed second in the 200 IM and third in the 500 free at the 2009 Florida State Championships in 2009… Seminole High School record-holder in the 200 IM and 500 free… Florida swimming age group record holder in the 200 and 400-meter free… Qualified for the Florida 1A state meet as an eighth grader… Named MVP of his club team… Trained with West Florida Lightning Aquatics under head coach Cashel Mack.


Coach Troy on Matt:

“Matt has the tools to score at the NCAA Championships this season.”


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