Matthew Magnussen

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Club:Metropolitan Caloundra SLSC/ Albany Creek Swim Club

Coach:

Surf – Paul Bounty and Carl Perkins

Pool – Ben Allen and Richard Sleight

Favourite Event:

Surf – Surf Race, Iron and all team events

Pool – 100 & 200 Back, 200 & 400 Free

 

Personal Best Results:

  • Gold in Surf Teams, Silver in Cameron Relay, Finalist in Surf Race, Iron and Board Relay at 2017 Surf States at Hervey Bay.
  • Gold in Surf Race and Bronze in the Iron at the 2016 Surf States at Nth Burleigh.
  • QLD School Sport Swimming Championships March 2017 – Gold 400 Free, Silver 200 Free, Bronze in 50 Back, 100 Back, 200 Back.
  • QLD State Swimming Championships December 2016 – Silver 400 Free, Bronze in 200 Free, 50 Back, 100 Back and 200 Back.
  • Bronze in 100 Back at the 2016 School Sport Australia National Swimming Championships in Darwin.
  • 12th in 400 Free at 2017 National Age Swimming Championships in Brisbane.

 

 

Major Achievements:

  • Gold in Surf Race, Bronze in Iron, Silver in Surf Teams and Bronze in the Board Relay at the 2016 Surf States at Nth Burleigh.
  • Captain of the Junior QLD School Sport Swimming Team in 2016 competing in Darwin (this was my 3rd year in a row on the QLD team).
  • Selected onto the QLD School Sport Swimming Team 3 years in a row and took home an individual medal each year.
  • 4 individual medals at QLD Swimming State Championships in December 2016.
  • 5 individual medals at QLD School Sport Swimming Championships in March 2017.
  • Selected onto the 2017 Sunshine Coast Branch Representative Team.
  • Qualified for and competed in 4 events at the 2017 National Age Swimming Championships in Brisbane.
  • Marist College Ashgrove – 2017 Junior Swimmer of the Year
  • Albany Creek Swim Club – 2017 Junior Swimmer of the Year

 

 

Short Term Goal:

To make the Sunshine Coast Branch Surf Team and the Queensland Surf Team.

To compete at my first Surf Aussies in 2018.

To qualify for and compete at the 2018 Swimming Age Nationals in a variety of events.

 

Long Term Goal:

To continue training hard for both surf and pool swimming so I can keep improvingand competing at the highest level.

To make Finals at Aussies in both individual and team events.

To make Finals at Swimming Age Nationals.

For Marist College Ashgrove to win back the AIC Swimming Championships trophy in 2018 – 2021.

 

Weekly Training Program:

Pool – 7 sessions plus a gym session

Surf – 2 sessions at the beach or lake

 

Favourite Engine Product (and why):

Pool – C6 Wingskins because they fit perfectly and when I wear these I feel strong and fast.

Surf – Club Cut Pool Logo DT’s for surf because these are so comfortable and look cool.

 

Favourite Food:

Steak burgers and Tacos

 

Favourite thing to do outside of your sport:

Toss up between Surfing and Mountain Bike Riding.

Best Advice you have received:

You are never as tired as you think you are.

Mentors:

My parents, all of my coaches, both past and present.

Favourite Quote:

Go out hard and come home harder.

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