In 2012 Matthew finished 4th at the 11th FINA World Short Course Championships, but was promoted to the bronze medal after the third place finisher was disqualified following a positive drugs test.

He broke Danyon Loader's long-standing NZ Record in the 400m freestyle at the 2014 New Zealand Open Championships to qualify for the 2012 London Olympic games.

Matthew broke Loader's 200m freestyle record in 2013 and lowered it again to 1:47:09 at the Pan Pacific Championships on the Gold Coast in 2014. He competed in the 200m and 400m freestyle and the 4x200m freestyle and 4x100m medley relays at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games.

At the 16th FINA World Championships in Russia he finished 47th in the 400m freestyle and 28th fastest in the 200m freestyle.

He contested the 200m freestyle finishing 20th in a time of 1:47.37 at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games despite being hampered with an ankle injury in preparation.

He won the 100m freestyle and was first equal with Matthew Hutchins in the 200m freestyle at the 2017 New Zealand Open Championships, qualifying for the 17th FINA World Championships in the heats of the 200m freestyle.

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Matthew's Games History

  • Commonwealth Games Gold Coast 2018

    • Swimming (100m Freestyle - Men)
      Semi Final 1 49:61
      Heat 49:79
      Placed 11 of 56
    • Swimming (4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Men)
      Final 3:16:60
      Heat 3:17:96
      Placed 4 of 12
    • Swimming (200m Freestyle - Men)
      Heat 1:48:75
      Placed 12 of 30
  • Olympic Summer Games Rio 2016

    • Swimming (100m Freestyle - Men)
      Men's 100m Freestyle - Heats 50:14
      Placed 42 of 59
    • Swimming (200m Freestyle - Men)
      Men's 200m Freestyle - Heats 1:47:37
      Placed 20 of 48
    • Swimming (400m Freestyle - Men)
  • Commonwealth Games Glasgow 2014

    • Swimming (200m Freestyle - Men)
      Final 1:48.11
      Heats 1:47.16
      Placed 7 of 37
    • Swimming (4 x 100m Medley Relay - Men)
      Final 3:36.80
      Heats 3:39.39
      Placed 5 of 14
    • Swimming (4 x 200m Freestyle Relay - Men)
      Final 7:14.63
      Heats 7:19.69
      Placed 5 of 10
    • Swimming (400m Freestyle - Men)
      Heats 3:52.81
      Placed 11 of 28
    • Swimming (4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Men)
      Final 3:19.88
      Heats 3:20.94
      Placed 7 of 13
  • Olympic Summer Games London 2012

    • Swimming (200m Freestyle - Men)
      Heat 6 1:48.19
      Placed 18 of 40
    • Swimming (4 x 200m Freestyle Relay - Men)
      Heat 1 7:17.18
      Placed 15 of 16
    • Swimming (400m Freestyle - Men)
      Heat 2 3:49.44
      Placed 15 of 28
  • Olympic Summer Youth Games Singapore 2010

    • Swimming (100m Freestyle - Men)
      52.80
      Placed 31 of 56
    • Swimming (200m Freestyle - Men)
      Final 1:51.59
      1:51:21
      Placed 5 of 46
    • Swimming (400m Freestyle - Men)
      Final 3:56:75
      Heat 3:58:45
      Placed 7 of 29
  • Australian Youth Olympic Festival Australian Youth Olympic Festival 2009

    • Swimming (200m Freestyle - Men)
      Final 1:55.69
      Heat 1:55.61 ((PB 2.97 by secs)
      Placed 7 of 23
    • Swimming (4 x 100m Medley Relay - Men)
      Final 4.28.31
      Placed 5 of 6
    • Swimming (4 x 200m Freestyle Relay - Men)
      Final 7:50.10
      Placed 6 of 6
    • Swimming (400m Freestyle - Men)
      Heat 4:07.27
      Placed 14 of 17
    • Swimming (4 x 100m Freestyle Relay - Men)
      Final 3.34.62
      Heat
      Placed 4 of 6