Matt started competitive swimming at 8 years old and has competed at National and International meets in both Australia and America. Formerly a member of the SNZ National Training Centre, he won national medals in Breaststroke and I.M. with his highest honour being crowned NZ National Champion in the 50m and 100m Breaststroke in 2017.
Matt has been teaching & coaching at various levels since 2012, from infants to squad swimmers. After completing his SNZ assistant swim teacher award, SNZ Teacher of Competitive Swimmer & the SNZ Bronze Coaching Course, he has developed a passion for coaching at a high level.
He also studied a Bachelor of Teaching & Learning (Primary) at the University of Canterbury and currently works as an Intermediate Teacher at Murrays Bay Intermediate.
Matt has specific responsibility for development the young competitive swimmers in the Phoenix Aquatics Age Group programme; He is involved in the delivery, management and planning of the sessions and accompanies swimmers to identified meets around the local area.
Away from swimming, Matt likes to relax and watch rugby and most weekends are filled with either relaxing or going on adventures with friends. Swimming is not the only sport that Matt is passionate about, Rugby plays a big part of his life and even though he lives in Auckland he still supports Canterbury.
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