(PRWEB) May 08, 2014
After almost three decades out of the water Matthew Gordon returns with a splash. Former competitive swimmer Matthew Gordon has returned to competition with a Fifth Place finish in US Nationals and been ranked ninth in the country for the 50 yard Fly. On Sunday Matthew entered the US Finals in Santa Clara as an unranked underdog in the men’s 50 Yard’s fly.
The event began with 2228 swimmers entering with 8019 individual event splashes, and 717 relay event splashes over 4 days. Matthew entered the event with a seed time of 28.95 and finished much lower with a confirmed time of 25.51, shocking himself and many others.
“Competing at this level is always inspiring, I am thrilled to be able to compete with athletes of this caliber and hope to use this level of competition to help prepare for the world championships” said Matthew Gordon after his most recent victory in the US Masters Swim Regional in Springfield Mass.
Matthew is thrilled to be included at this level of competitive swimming and will now return to Greenwich, and begin training for the World Championships is Doha in December. He is currently being trained by local legend Nick Cavataro and is hoping to take home a great result on the world stage.
Nick commented recently on Matthew’s performance “He performed very well for his first time competing in a national event in thirty years, Swimming at this level takes quite a bit of conditioning and I see some room for improvement in the long course events over the next few months. I know Matthew has a goal to be competing at the world championships in December, and I think he has some significant room for improving his time going into this event.”
In addition to being a competitive swimmer, Matthew Gordon is President and CEO of The Gordon Group, a holding company that primarily manages GraduationSource and Avanti Systems USA. Gordon strives to foster positive corporate culture and empower young minds.
To learn more about Matthew please visit his site, MatthewHgordon.com, follow him at twitter @matthewhgordon or check the Masters Swim Organization (http://www.usms.org) for Results on the US Nationals.