Penn’s Matthew Fallon is a Frontrunner for the 2024 United States Olympic Swimming Team


Matthew Fallon
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Matthew Fallon has spent the majority of his life swimming and taking part in various swimming competitions.

University of Pennsylvania men’s swimming and diving junior breaststroker Matthew Fallon, who won bronze in the 100-meter at the 2023 World Championships in July, is the frontrunner for the 2024 United States Olympic Team, writes Valeri Guevarra for The Daily Pennsylvanian.

Fallon started his competitive swimming career at five years old. He began making headlines at 15, when he broke two YMCA national records: the first in the 200-meter breast event and the second one in the 400-meter individual medley event.

The following year, he represented the U.S. at the 2019 World Junior Championships.

In 2021, he made several breakthroughs and triumphs, including leading his high school team to an undefeated dual-meet season.

During college recruitment, he was ranked the eighth overall swimming recruit in the nation. He chose to continue his collegiate career at Penn.

During his freshman season, he stunned by becoming an Ivy League champion in the 200m breaststroke and breaking several program records. He also finished third at the NCAA championships.

And now, his eyes are set on the Olympics.

“He is relentless, and he does not give up doesn’t no matter what,” said Penn’s Men’s Swimming and Diving Coach Mike Schnur.

Read more about Matthew Fallon’s push to make the Olympics in The Daily Pennsylvanian.


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