Matt Slabe
Matt Slabe
Year: So.
Hometown: Liberty Township, Ohio
High School: St. Xavier
Events: Freestyle

Best Times:     200 Free:     1:38.70      500 Free:      4:27.77

1,000 Free:  9:17.79      1,650 Free: 15:39.84

Club:  Countryside YMCA


2017-2018 (Sophomore): 500-yard freestyle: 23rd place at the 2018 Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships... Third place vs. Brown… First place vs. Southern Connecticut… Second place vs. Cornell… Second place at Seton Hall… 1000-yard freestyle: 18th place at Ivies… 1650-yard freestyle: 18th place at Ivies.

2016-2017 (First Year): 200-yard freestyle:  16th place at the 2017 Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a personal best time of 1:38.70... Fourth place vs. Brown and UMass… 15th place at Virginia Tech Invitational… Fourth place at Southern Connecticut… 500-yard freestyle: 15th place at Ivies with a personal best time of 4:27.77… Fifth place vs. Brown and UMass… 20th place at Virginia Tech Invitational… Fifth place vs. Boston University and UConn…1000-yard freestyle: 12th at Ivies with a personal best time of 9:17.79... First place at Cornell.

Before Yale:  Three-time Ohio High School Relay State Champion… Four-time YMCA National Relay Champion… Participated in four Ohio High School Team State Championships… Member of 2015 NISCA National Champion Team… YMCA National Record Holder in 800 Free Relay… Three-time Cincinnati Enquirer All-City First Team…  NISCA All-American… Summer and Winter Junior National Qualifier.

Personal:  Both parents swam in college at BGSU… Older sister currently swims at UNC.

Why Yale:  “I am honored to have the chance to swim with such a close-knit and fast team while also having the opportunity of obtaining a world-class education.”