Matthew Stanley's former coach from the Matamata Swimming Club is Graeme Laing, son of the late Duncan Laing - who coached former NZ Olympic swimmer Danyon Loader. Ironically in 2013 Matthew claimed Loader's long-standing national freestyle records.

Rio 2016 will be Matthew's second Olympic Games, having competed in London in 2012 where he placed 15th in the 400m freestyle.

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Matthew's Games History