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Matthew Veldman
Matthew Veldman
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Orland Park, Ill.
High School: Carl Sandberg
Position: Fly, Free

Career Best Marks



50-yard Freestyle


100-yard Freestyle


200-yard Freestyle


100-yard Backstroke


100-yard Breaststroke


100-yard Butterfly


200-yard Butterfly


   * = school record




  • At the end of the 2014-15 season, owns the school records in the 100-yard butterfly, 200-yard freestyle relay, 400-yard freestyle relay, 800-yard freestyle relay, 200-yard medley relay and 400-yard medley relay


  • National Champion in the 400-yard freestyle relay (2:57.85)
  • All-American in the 400-yard freestyle relay (1st, 2:57.85) and the 200-yard freestyle relay (8th, 1:21.74)
  • Honorable Mention All-American in the 800-yard freestyle relay (9th, 6:40.90)
  • Set three new school records in the 100-yard butterfly (48.66), 200-yard freestyle relay (1:21.74) and the 400-yard freestyle relay (2:57.85)
  • National qualifier in the 100-yard butterfly, the 200-yard medley relay, the 200-yard freestyle relay, the 400-yard medley relay, the 400-yard freestyle relay and the 800-yard freestyle relay
  • UAA Champion and helped set a new UAA record in the 800-yard freestyle relay (6:41.95) and 400-yard freestyle relay (2:59.94)
  • All-UAA in the 200-yard freestyle relay and the 100-yard butterfly
  • UAA All-Academic Team


  • All-American as part of the 200-yard medley relay (5th, 1:30.06), the 800-yard freestyle relay (6th, 6:38.28) and the 400-yard freestyle relay (7th, 3:00.36)
  • Honorable Mention All-American in the 200-yard freestyle relay (10th, 1:22.07); 400-yard medley relay (14th, 3:22.33) and the 100-yard butterfly (14th, 49.38)
  • UAA Champion in the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard freestyle
  • All-UAA in the 100-yard freestyle, 100-yard butterfly, 50-yard freestyle, 200-yard freestyle relay, 400-yard freestyle relay, 200-yard medley relay, 400-yard medley relay
  • NCAA qualifier in the 200-yard medley relay, 200-yard freestyle relay, 100-yard butterfly, 400-yard medley relay, 100-yard freestyle and 400-yard freestyle relay
  • Set the school record in the 100-yard freestyle (45.13), the 100-yard butterfly (49.05), the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:22.07), the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:00.36), the 800-yard freestyle relay (6:38.28), the 200-yard medley relay (1:29.89) and the 400-yard medley relay (3:20.60)
  • UAA All-Academic
  • CSCAA First Team Scholar All-American
  • UAA Presidents Council Scholar-Athlete Team


  • Honorable Mention All-American in the 200-yard medley relay (16th place)
  • Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle, 200 medley relay, and the 400 medley relay
  • UAA Champion in the 100 butterfly
  • UAA All-Conference in two events


  • Major: Economics
  • Participated in four years of swimming and water polo in high school
  • All-State and All-American selection
  • Team finished in third place in IHSA water polo and fourth in IHSA swimming