Matt Hutchins is set to make his Olympic Games debut in Rio. Matt was born in Blenheim before his family moved to Rolleston near Christchurch where he joined the famed Wharenui Swim Club, following in the footsteps of the likes of Jaynie Hudgell (nee Parkhouse), Susan Hunter, Phillippa Langrell, Lydia Lipscombe and Mark Trefrers.

He won a gold medal in the 400m freestyle at the Commonwealth Youth Games in 2011 as well as silver medals in the 200m and 1500m freestyle. Matt also won a bronze as a member of the 4x200m freestyle relay team. He also competed at the World University Games in 2013.

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Matthew's Games History

  • Olympic Summer Games Rio 2016

    • Swimming (1500m Freestyle - Men)
      Men's 1500m Freestyle - Heats 15:32:60
      Placed 38 of 45
    • Swimming (400m Freestyle - Men)
      Men's 400m Freestyle - Heats 3:48:25
      Placed 19 of 50
  • Commonwealth Youth Games Isle of Man 2011

    • Swimming (100m Freestyle - Men)
      Final
      Heat 00:51.98
      Placed 11 of 28
    • Swimming (1500m Freestyle - Men)
      Final 15:17.91
      2
    • Swimming (200m Freestyle - Men)
      Final 01:48.53
      Heat 01:49.47
      2
    • Swimming (4 x 100m Medley Relay - Men)
      Final 03:47.75
      Placed 5 of 5
    • Swimming (4 x 200m Freestyle Relay - Men)
      Final 07:25.75
      3
    • Swimming (400m Freestyle - Men)
      Final 03:48.92
      Heat 03:52.96
      1
    • Swimming (4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Men)
      Final 03:22.24
      Placed 4 of 5