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Matthew Walker

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Personal Data

Date Of Birth: 25th April 1978

Born: Stockport

Team/Club: City of Manchester Aquatics

Coach: Mark Rose

Personal Best

Event Time Year Record
Long Course S7 50m Freestyle 28.14 2009  
Long Course S7 100m Freestyle 1:02.68 2010  
Long Course S7 50m Butterfly 32.00 2010 BR
Long Course SM7 200m Individual Medley 2:50.10 2008  

International Competitions

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
Paralympic Games 50m Freestyle (S7) 2012 28.47 BRONZE
  50m Butterfly (S7)   33.93 7th
  50m Freestyle (S7) 2008 28.60 SILVER
  100m Freestyle (S7)   1:04.17 BRONZE
  50m Butterfly (S7)   32.24 SILVER
  200m Individual Medley (SM7)   2:50.10 BRONZE
  4x100m Freestyle Relay (34pt)   3:51.43 GOLD
  50m Freestyle (S7) 2004 28.80 SILVER
  100m Freestyle (S7)   1:04.22 SILVER
  50m Butterfly (S7)   35.52 6th
  200m Individual Medley (SM7)   2:52.05 4th
  4x100m Freestyle Relay (34pts)   3:59.62 GOLD
  50m Freestyle (S7) 2000 28.90 SILVER
  100m Freestyle (S7)   1:06.11 4th
  100m Breaststroke (SB7)   1:32.56 BRONZE
  50m Butterfly (S7)   38.52 9th
  4x100m Freestyle Relay (34pts)   4:06.85 GOLD
IPC World Championships 50m Freestyle (S7) 2013 28.50 GOLD
  50m Butterfly (S7)   32.74 6th
  50m Freestyle (S7) 2010 28.26 GOLD
  100m Freestyle (S7)   1:02.68 4th
  50m Butterfly (S7)   32.00 SILVER
  4x100m Freestyle Relay (34pts)   3:54.71 BRONZE
  50m Freestyle (S7) 2006 29.32 BRONZE
  100m Freestyle (S7)   1:04.86 BRONZE
  100m Breaststroke (SB7)   1:31.95 5th
  4x100m Freestyle Relay (34pts)   3:58.28 GOLD
  50m Freestyle (S7) 2002 29.27 SILVER
  200m Individual Medley (SM7)   2:53.72 SILVER
  50m Freestyle (S7) 1998 30.08 GOLD
Commonwealth Games 50m Freestyle 2006 28.94 BRONZE
  100m Freestyle   1:03.71 5th
IPC European Championships 50m Freestyle (S7) 2014 28.19 SILVER
  50m Freestyle (S7) 2011 29.21 GOLD
  50m Freestyle (S7) 2009 28.31 GOLD
  100m Freestyle (S7)   1:03.38 GOLD
  50m Butterfly (S7)   32.79 GOLD
  200m Individual Medley (SM7)   2:57.95 SILVER
  4x50m Freestyle Relay (20pts)   2:47.66 4th
  4x100m Freestyle Relay (34pts)   3:58.50 GOLD
  50m Freestyle (S7) 2001 29.87 SILVER
  100m Freestyle (S7)     SILVER
  100m Breaststroke (SB7)   1:32.33 BRONZE
  4x100m Freestyle Relay (34pts)   4:08.41 GOLD
  100m Breaststroke (SB7) 1997   BRONZE
 IPC World Swimming Championships (25m) 50m Freestyle (S7) 2009 27.28 GOLD
  100m Freestyle (S7)   1:01.04 SILVER
  100m Individual Medley (SM7)   1:15.20 BRONZE
  50m Butterfly   32.18 BRONZE
  4x100m Freestyle Relay (34pts)   3:54.23 BRONZE

Domestic Events

Competition Event Year Time Medal/Position
British Championships MC 50m Freestyle 2013 28.75 GOLD
  MC 50m Butterfly   32.74 GOLD
  MC 50m Freestyle 2012 28.37 GOLD
  MC 100m Freestyle   1:03.95 SILVER
  MC 50m Butterfly   33.41 SILVER
  MC 50m Freestyle 2011 28.63 GOLD
  MC 100m Freestyle   1:04.23 SILVER
  MC 50m Butterfly   32.93 SILVER
  MC 50m Freestyle 2010 28.29 GOLD
  MC 50m Butterfly   33.08 SILVER
  MC 50m Freestyle 2009 28.78 SILVER
  MC 50m Butterfly   33.90 GOLD
  MC 50m Freestyle 2008 28.68 SILVER
  MC 100m Freestyle   1:00.34 SILVER
  MC 200m Individual Medley   2:54.95 6th
  MC 50m Freestyle 2003 29.72 5th
  MC 400m Freestyle   5:22.45 5th
  MC 100m Breaststroke   1:30.51 5th
  MC 200m Individual Medley   2:54.44 SILVER
British Para-Swimming International Meet MC 50m Freestyle 2014 28.57 SILVER
  MC 100m Freestyle   1:04.51 7th
British International Disability Championships MC 50m Freestyle 2013 28.50 GOLD
  MC 100m Freestyle   1:04.00 4th
  MC 50m Butterfly   32.42 SILVER
  MC 50m Freestyle 2012 28.64 5th
  MC 50m Butterfly   33.88 6th
  MC 50m Freestyle 2011 28.33 SILVER
  MC 100m Freestyle   1:04.60 8th
  MC 100m Backstroke 2009 1:16.56 BRONZE

In the Pool

Greatest achievement to date: Commonwealth Games in Melbourne - I was the only English disabled swimmer and came away with a medal, such a great achievement!

Who has been greatest influence on you: Mark Rodds – he has helped me throughout my career.

Out of the Pool

Tip for the top: Enjoy swimming and that way you will progress to higher levels.


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