Meet the Team - Matthew Whorwood

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Get to know Paralympic bronze medal winning swimmer Matthew Whorwood. Read his Tweets, view images, watch him in action and being interviewed, check out Matthew in numbers, see how his Paralympic rivals compare, and much more.

Matthew Whorwood






4ft 5in

Training base

Swansea HPC


Billy Pye

Paralympic History

2008: Bronze in S6 400m Freestyle, SB6 100m Breaststroke, 4th in SM6 200m Individual Medley, 6th in S6 100m Freestyle

In Action

S6 400m Freestyle on 1st September
SM6 200m Individual Medley on 3rd September
S6 50m Freestyle on 4th September
SB6 100m Breaststroke on 5th September
S6 100m Freestyle on 8th September

Did you know?

  • Matthew has been swimming since the age of 12 at a local swimming club and got into competitive swimming thorough Newquay Surf Life Saving Club.
  • He is studying Mechanical Engineering at university and possibly wants to go in to a career relating to Jet engines where he can apply his knowledge he has learnt.
  • Matthew is a movie buff and usually goes to the cinema twice a week.

Matthew' Career

After winning two silvers (S6 400m Free, SM6 200m IM) on his IPC World Championship debut in 2006, Matt made his Paralympic debut at Beijing 2008, coming home with two bronze medals in the S6 400m Free and SB6 100m Breaststroke. He has continued to make in-roads internationally over the last four seasons, winning three individual bronze medals at the 2009 European Championships before reclaiming his S6 400m Freestyle silver at the 2010 World Championships in Eindhoven. After a quiet 2011 where Matt missed the European Championships in Berlin, he returned in style at the British Gas Swimming Championships in London Aquatics Centre, sealing the S6 400m Freestyle Paralympic qualification time.

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