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Matt Patton


  • Swimmer at Univ. Of Michigan Swim Team (UM-MI)]]
  • in 2008 = 21 DOB: Apr 3, 1987
  • Hometown = Charlotte, N.C.
  • in 2008 resides in Ann Arbor, Mich.
  • former resident of Charlotte, N.C.
  • Coach = Bob Bowman

Career Highlights:[]

Won gold in the 400m freestyle at the 2007 Pan Am Games ... took fourth in the 800m and 1500m free at the 2005 CP Summer Nationals … was a double gold medalist, a silver medalist and bronze medalist at 2005 Junior Pan Pacs; also finished sixth in the 200m free … received the Male High Point Award for his medal and point totals at that event

Pan Am Games[]

2007: Gold, 400m FR

United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg Nationals[]

Took fourth in the 800m and 1500m free at 2005 CP Summer Nationals ... finished third in the 800m free, fourth in the 400m free and eighth in the 1500m free at 2004 CP Summer Nationals

NCAA NCAA logo.png Championships[]

2007 (So): 4, 400y & 1650 y FR; 5, 800y FR-R; 9, 400y MR-R; 16, 200y BK

NCAA NCAA logo.png Championships[]

2008 (Jr): 4th, 1650y FR; 7th, 500y FR; 8th, 800y FR-R

2007 World Rankings:[]

67th, 200m free; 24th, 400m free; 58th, 200m fly

2006 World Rankings:[]

63rd, 400m free; 76th, 1500m free; 92nd, 200m fly


National Teams: 2005 National Junior Team Collegiate: Three-time NCAA All-American ... four-time Big Ten Champion High School: Set the North Carolina High School State record in the 400 and 800 freestyles in 2004 ... 2004 Scholastic All-American ... seven-time State Champion (200 free, 500 free, 200 MR, 400 FR-R)


High School: David W. Butler HS '05 College: Michigan '09 College Major: Psychology

Family, Village, Community[]

Parents: Kevin and Dawn Sibling(s): Has an identical twin brother (Sean) and an older sister (Meghan) ... Sean swims for Texas Hobbies Outside the Pool: Listening to music, hanging out with friends Most Influential Person: Klete Keller and Erik Vendt ... "I have trained with both and I really look up to them and the way they carry themselves. Both work hard and have fun and are two of the best American swimmers of all time." Injuries: Broke his pelvis while sledding in February 2004; was out of the water completely for three weeks and took a total of two months to recover Favorites: Tv: Entourage, Nip/Tuck ... music: O.A.R., 311, Allman Brothers Band

International Medals[]

2007 Pan American Games 2007: Gold, 400m FR

Top Times[]

Event Best Year 200m FR 1:49.71 Jun 07 400m FR 3:49.77 Jul 07 800m FR 8:05.30 Aug 05 1500m FR 15:21.69 May 08


Swimvitational - 11 Final, 200m FR; 4 Final, 400m FR 08 SCSC GP - 21 Final, 200m FR; 5 Final, 400m FR; 3 Final, 1500m FR; 8 Final, 200m FL NCAA - t7 Final, 500y FR; t7 Final, 500y FR; t7 Final, 500y FR; t7 Final, 500y FR; 4 Final, 1650y FR; t8 Final, 800y FR-R; t8 Final, 800y FR-R


PAN AMS - 1 Final, 400m FR SCSC GP - 5 Final, 200m FR; 4 Final, 400m FR; 15 Final, 100m BK Namesnik GP - 7 Final, 200m FR; 5 Final, 400m FR; 7 Final, 1500m FR; 5 Final, 100m BK


US OPEN - 12 Final, 200m FR; 6 Final, 400m FR; 4 Final, 1500m FR SUM NATS - 8 Final, 400m FR; 16 Final, 200m FL NCAA - 21 Final, 1650y FR


SUM NATS - t21 Final, 200m FR; 16 Final, 400m FR; 4 Final, 800m FR; 4 Final, 1500m FR; 9 Final, 200m FL WC TRIALS - 14 Final, 400m FR


US OPEN - 12 Final, 200m FR; 3 Final, 400m FR; 3 Final, 1500m FR; 16 Final, 200m BK SUM NATS - 22 Final, 200m FR; 4 Final, 400m FR; 3 Final, 800m FR; 8 Final, 1500m FR; 17 Final, 200m BK


SUM NATS - 49 Final, 800m FR; 46 Final, 1500m FR