Victorian Institute of Sport

Matthew Ward

Personal details

Nickname:
Matt Matt (sometimes Fish)
Hometown:
Albury
Current Residence:
Melbourne
Occupation:
Swimming Instructor/ Piano Teacher
Hobbies/ Interests:
Computer programming, music and compostion, writing
Hero/ Most Admired Athlete:
My Dad and Matt Cowdrey
Personal Ambition:
Wanting to inspire others
Favourite Quote:
"If we find ourselves with a desire that nothing in this world can satisfy, then the most probable explanation is that we were made for another world" - C.S Lewis

Sporting Details

Sport:
Swimming
Teams:
GT Shamrocks (2008- 2016) Road to Rio Squad (2012, 2013), Para Development Squad (2017)
Position/ Disciplines:
Breaststroke
Club:
Melbourne Vicentre
Traning Venue:
MSAC

Sporting Achievements

Career Highlights/ Recent Results:

  • 2016 - Making finals at Olympic trials in Paralympic event 100m Breaststroke  
  • 2015 - Breaking Open SB9 Australian record for 50m Breaststroke with a time of 32.13
  • 2015 - Open short course National medal

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