Matthew Wylie Para-Swimmer

  • DOB

    14 Oct 1996
  • Coach

    Danny Thompson
  • Club

    City of Sunderland
  • Main event

    Freestyle
  • Best result

    Paralympic Champion
  • Medals (INT/NAT)

    • 6
    • 0
    • 0
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Matt Wylie MBE cemented his position on the British team in 2016 after becoming Paralympic, European and British Champion in his favoured event, the 50m Freestyle, all in the same season.

A debut Paralympic Games in Rio de Janeiro proved highly successful as Wylie touched first to secure gold in the Men's S9 50m Freestyle.

Matt grabbed gold in his main event, the 50m Freestyle, with a strong performance on his return to competition in front of a home crowd at the 2017 British Para-Swimming International Meet. 

Earlier in the year Wylie topped the podium at his second European Championships and claimed his first continental title also in the Men's S9 50m Freestyle.

Wylie is an emerging talent on the British Para-Swimming team, new to the podium programme for 2015 following a key performances in 2014 that raised his profile.

The City of Sunderland based swimmer who trains alongside fellow team member Josef Craig holds four British records in the S9 classification including the 50m and 100m Freestyle.

In 2014 he was part of the British contingent that competed at the IPC European Championships in Eindhoven. Wylie secured himself two final berths in the S9 400m Freestyle and 50m Freestyle, finishing fourth and eighth respectively.

Long Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S9 50m Freestyle 2016 25.69
S9 100m Freestyle 2015 58.12 BR
S9 200m Freestyle 2014 2:11.03
S9 400m Freestyle 2015 4:29.65
S9 800m Freestyle 2014 9:25.77 BR
S9 1500m Freestyle 2012 18:40.23 BR
S9 50m Backstroke 2015 33.69
S9 100m Backstroke 2014 1:13.67
SM9 200m Individual Medley 2013 2:39.32
SM9 400m Individual Medley 2012 5:48.58
Short Course
Event Year Time/Score Record
S9 50m Freestyle 2015 26.38
S9 100m Freestyle 2015 58.32
S9 200m Freestyle 2014 2:09.60
S9 400m Freestyle 2014 4:31.68
S9 1500m Freestyle 2012 18:08.51 BR
SM9 200m Individual Medley 2013 2:39.21
SM9 400m Individual Medley 2011 5:36.80 BR
Paralympic Games
Event Year Time/Score Result
S9 50m Freestyle 2016 - Rio 25.95 Gold
S9 100m Freestyle 2016 - Rio 59.32 16th
Men's 4x100m Freestyle Relay 34 Points 2016 - Rio 3:53.47 5th
IPC Swimming European Championships
Event Year Time/Score Result
S9 50m Freestyle 2016 - Funchal 25.85 Gold
S9 50m Freestyle 2014 - Eindhoven 27.24 8th
S9 100m Freestyle 2014 - Eindhoven 59.58 10th
S9 400m Freestyle 2014 - Eindhoven 4:32.79 4th
British Para-Swimming International Meet
Event Year Time/Score Result
MC 50m Freestyle 2017 - Sheffield 26.31 Gold
MC 50m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 25.69 Gold
MC 100m Freestyle 2016 - Glasgow 58.71 5th
MC 50m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 27.04 9th
MC 100m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 58.94 6th
MC 400m Freestyle 2014 - Glasgow 4:37.57 9th
MC 50m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 28.22 7th
MC 100m Freestyle 2013 - Sheffield 4:39.99 8th
MC 100m Breaststroke 2013 - Sheffield 1:34.71 39th
MC 200m Individual Medley 2013 - Sheffield 2:44.60 41st