Matthew Abood

Matthew Abood (born 28 June 1986 in Sydney, Australia) is a freestyle swimmer from Australia.[1]

Matthew Abood
Personal information
Full nameMatthew Abood
Born (1986-06-28) 28 June 1986
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Height1.97 m (6 ft 5 12 in)
Weight90 kg (198 lb)

Abood won the 50m national title in the 2009 Australian Swimming Championships beating the then reigning world record holder Eamon Sullivan.[2]

He failed to qualify for the 2010 Pan Pacific Swimming Championships, however competed in the 100m freestyle to win the Canadian Nationals.

He regained the 50m national title at the 2011 Australian Swimming Championships and qualified to swim in the 4 × 100 m freestyle relay at the world championships.

Career best times

According to Swimming Australia, Abood's best times are as follows:[3]

Long course

  • 50m Freestyle – 21.74 - 2009 World Championships, Rome
  • 100m Freestyle – 48.35 - 2009 World Championships, Rome

Short course

  • 50m Freestyle – 20.89 (Australian record holder) - 2009 FINA World Cup, Berlin
  • 100m Freestyle – 45.45 (Commonwealth record holder) - 2009 FINA World Cup, Singapore


  1. "Matthew Abood" (PDF). Retrieved 27 July 2009.
  2. "The Australian". 23 March 2009.
  3. Swimming Australia profiles: Matthew Abood Archived 28 February 2014 at the Wayback Machine
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