Matt Whittle

Matt Whittle
An athlete in the 2014 recruiting class, Matt Whittle is a multi-stroke swimmer at the University of California, Berkeley. Born Feb. 1,1996 in Woodland, Calif. Whittle didn’t look far to find the right college fit. When he got into his high school years he joined the Davis Aquadarts where he developed a knack for breaststroke, and he credits much of his success to coach, Billy Doughty. He could also be a threat in the IM events as well as sprint butterfly. Whittle’s father, Daron Whittle, also attended Cal graduating in 1988 with a major in Legal Studies. He chose to follow in his father’s footsteps by choosing to be a Golden Bear, but also to study Political Science – he claims that swimming for Cal is a dream of his. Whittle graduated from Davis High School where he was a High School All-American, and the 14th-ranked recruit in the class of 2014.

UC Berkeley
Whittle is in his freshman year as a Cal Bear.

National Competition
Whittle is a 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier in the 200m breaststroke. He’s a high school All-American in events including the 100 breaststroke, an event which he had the fifth-fastest time in the country.

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
scy 100 Breast 54.94 03/08/15 2015 Pac12 Last Chance Meet
Federal Way, Washington
scy 200 Breast 1:57.75 12/14/13 2013 Speedo Winter Junior Nationals
Greensboro, North Carolina
scy 200 IM 1:47.64 05/10/14 2014 San Joaquin Sectionals
Lodi, California