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Matt Grevers   

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Career Highlights

Earned three podium positions at the 2013 AT&T Winter Nationals—first in the 100y fly, second in the 100y back, and third in the 100y free ... Won gold in the 100m back and tied for silver in the 50m back at the 2013 FINA World Championships ... Qualified for the 2013 FINA World Championships with a win in the 50m back and a second-place finish in the 100m back at Phillips 66 Nationals ... Won the
100m back and 400m medley relay at the 2012 Olympic Games, grabbing gold in both ... Also took home a silver medal in the 400m free relay ... Qualified for the 2012 Olympic team by finishing first in the 100m back and third in the 100m free ... Won the 100m and 200m back and finished fourth in the 100m free and seventh in the 50m free at the 2011 ConocoPhillips National Championships ... Captured three gold medals at the 2009 MOO Duel in the Pool ... Earned two gold medals at the 2009 FINA World Championships as a member of the 4x100 free relay and the 4x100 medley relay (prelims) … Earned a silver medal in the 100m back at the 2008 Olympic Games, also won gold swimming prelims in the 400m med-relay and 400m free-relay ... Won gold as a member of the men's Games record-setting 400m free relay 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.

Olympics History

2012: Gold, 100m BK; Gold, 4x100m MR; (p) Silver 4x100 FR-R ... 2008: Gold, 400m FR-R (pr); Gold, 400m MR (pr); Silver, 100m BK

World Champs History

2013: Gold, 100m BK; Silver (tie), 50m BK ... 2009: Gold, 400m FR-R; Gold, 400m MR (pr); 7th, 100m BK ...

WUGs History

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

SC Worlds History

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

Duel in the Pool History

2011: Gold, 100m BK; Gold, 100m FL; Gold, 400m FR-R; Gold, 400m MR ... 2009: Gold, 100m BK; Gold, 200m BK; Gold, 400m FR-R; Silver, 50m FR

Olympic Trials History

2012: Gold, 100m BK; Bronze, 100m FR; 6th, 50m FR ... 2008: Silver, 100m BK; 5th, 100m FR ... 2004: 7th, 100m BK; 12th, 50m FR; 14th, 100m FR

Briefly

He has been the fastest 100m Bk swimmer in the world for the last two yrs (13 & 12).

Fun Facts

High School

Lake Forest HS ’03

College

Northwestern '07

Graduate Studies

Communications

Parents

Ed and Anja Grevers ... father is a landscape architect, and mother is a swim coach ... both originally from the Netherlands

Sibling(s)

Older sister (Carolyn) swam for University of Kansas ... older brother (Andy) swam for Northern Illinois ... both are current swim coaches

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

Playing video games, volleyball, basketball, ultimate frisbee, foosball, ping pong, four square, reading sci-fi books

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." ... role model: "Rick Demount, he's one of the happiest humans I know."

Training Stats

Swims 4 hours per day, 6 days a week

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