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  • Swimmer at Tucson Ford Dealers Aquatics (FORDAZ)]]
  • in 2008 = 23 DOB: Mar 26, 1985
  • 6' 8" (203.2 cm)
  • Hometown = Lake Forest, Ill.
  • in 2008 resides in Tucson, Ariz.
  • Coaches = Roric Fink / Frank Busch
  • Wikipedia:Matt Grevers
  • USA Swimming's media guide provided some source materials.


Matt Grevers- Olympic Gold and Silver medalist, Matt defines a great versatile swimmer. As a member of the 2008 USA Olympic Swimming Team, Matt helped Americans set a World Record and bring home an Olympic Gold medal in the 4x100m Freestyle Relay. With a Silver medal hanging from his neck, Matt stood with great pride and honor on the Olympic podium after touching the wall in the 100m Backstroke. Improving every swim, Matt is a force to be reckoned with in any race he takes on. A Lake Forest High School and Northwestern University graduate Matt’s career achievements include, 2-Time Gold Medalist – 4x100m Freestyle and Medley Relay,2008 Olympic Silver Medalist – 100m Backstroke,2008 Grand Prix High Point Award Winner,2007 U.S. National Champion4-Time NCAA Champion, 2006 World Championship Silver Medalist, NCAA Record Holder, 27-Time All-American.


  • Golden Goggle Award Nominee (10/8/2008) for Breakout Performer of the Year

Matt Grevers

Swimming in his first major international competition, Matt Grevers made the most of the opportunity at the 2008 Olympics in Beijing. He earned a silver medal behind teammate Aaron Peirsol in the 100m back, and also won gold medals swimming in the preliminary heats of the 4 x 100m free and 4 x 100m medley relays. In the free relay, he teamed with Nathan Adrian, Ben Wildman-Tobriner and Cullen Jones to break the world record, an amazing feat for a relay preliminary swim. The 23-year-old Grevers also performed well at the Olympic Trials in Omaha, finishing second in the 100m back and fifth in the 100m free.

Career Highlights:[]

Won gold as a member of the men's Games record-setting 400m FR-R team at 2007 WUGS, and took silver in the 400m Medley Relay ... swam the finals of five events at the 2005 WUGs, earning two silvers (100m back and 400m medley relay) and two bronze medals (50m back and 400m free relay) … captured his first NCAA title in the 100y back in ====2005====

World University Games:[]

2007: Gold, 400m FR-R; Silver, 400m Medley Relay; 9th, 100m free ... 2005: Silver, 100m BK & 400m MR; Bronze, 50m BK & 400m FR-R

Short Course Worlds[]

2006: Silver, 400m MR-R(pr); Bronze, 400m FR-R

NCAA NCAA logo Championships[]

2007: 1, 200y BK ... 2006: 1, 100y BK ... 2005: 1, 100y BK

NCAA NCAA logo Championships[]

2007(Sr): 1, 200y BK/400y MR-R; 2, 200y IM; 3, 100y BK/400y FR-R; 4, 200y FR-R

NCAA NCAA logo Championships[]

2006(Jr): 1, 100y BK; 4, 200y MR-R/400y MR-R; 6, 100y FR; 7, 200y FR-R/400y FR-R; 11, 50y FR

2007 World Rankings:[]

43rd, 100m free


Holds NAG (13-14) in 200y BK, set at 2000 US Speedo Junior Ch


National Teams: 2005 National A Team ... 2004 National B Team ... 2003 National Junior Team High School: 2003 Swimming World High School Swimmer of the Year


High School: Lake Forest HS ’03 College: Northwestern '07 Graduate Studies: Communication Studies

Family, Village, Community[]

Parents: Ed and Anja Grevers ... father is a landscape architecht, and mother is a swim coach ... both originally from The Netherlands (also known as NED) Flag of the Netherlands. Sibling(s): Older sister (Carolyn) swam for University of Kansas ... older brother (Andy) swam for Northern Illinois

Sports Played Before Swimming: Basketball, water polo, volleyball, tennis, soccer

Nickname(s): Dutch and Nu ... nicknamed Dutch because he is Dutch ... nicknamed Nu because that is the name of his mage in Warcraft (a role-playing game)

Hobbies Outside the Pool: Video games, volleyball, basketball, ultimate frisbee, foosball, ping pong, four square

Ultimate Way to Relax: World of Warcraft, video games

Most Influential Person: Family … “Each of my family members inspires me in different ways. As a swim coach, my mom understands swimming from the teacher’s perspective as well as the family perspective. My dad and brother are always so proud of all my accomplishments. My sister was a Division I and Olympic Trials qualifier, so she’s experienced almost everything I’m about to experience and can offer advice, which helps.

Outside of my family, Lea Maurer has had a big influence on me. She showed me how to claim the feeling.

Training Notes[]


Swims 4 hours per day, 6 days a week

International Medals[]

2007 World University Games 2007: Gold, 400m FR-R; Silver, 400m MED-R 2006 SC World Champs 2006: Silver, 400m MED-R (Short Course Meters) (pr); Bronze, 400m FR-R (Short Course Meters)

Top Times[]

Event Best Year 50m FR 22.01 Mar 08 100m FR 48.53 Mar 08 100m BK 54.24 Apr 05 100m FL 52.10 Mar 08


Swimvitational - 8 Final, 50m FR; t6 Final, 100m FR; 3 Final, 100m BK; 8 Final, 100m FL 08 SCSC GP - t2 Final, 50m FR; 8 Final, 100m FR; 23 Final, 200m FR; 3 Final, 100m BK; 12 Final, 100m FL


SCY NATS - t4 Final, 50y FR; 7 Final, 100y FR; 4 Final, 100y BK; t1 Final, 100y FL WUGS - 9 Final, 100m FR; 1 Final, 400m FR-R; 2 Final, 400m MED-R SCSC GP - 10 Final, 50m FR; t11 Final, 100m FR; 2 Final, 100m FL


SUM NATS - 13 Final, 100m FR; 8 Final, 100m BK SC WORLD - 12 Semi, 50m BK (Short Course Meters); 7 Final, 100m BK (Short Course Meters); t13 Semi, 50m FL (Short Course Meters); 7 Final, 100m IM (Short Course Meters); 3 Final, 400m FR-R (Short Course Meters) NCAA - t10 Final, 50y FR; 6 Final, 100y FR; 1 Final, 100y BK 2005 WUG - 4 Final, 100m FR WC TRIALS - 10 Final, 100m FR; t3 Final, 100m BK 2004 OLY TRIALS - 12 Final, 50m FR; 14 Final, 100m FR; 7 Final, 100m BK; 6 Final, 100m BK 2003 SUM NATS - 10 Final, 50m FR; 6 Final, 100m FR; 4 Final, 100m BK; 6 Final, 200m BK 2002 SUM NATS - 20 Final, 50m FR; 23 Final, 100m BK