In the semi-final of the 200 breaststroke at the Australian Championships and Trials 16 year old Matthew Wilson took down his own national age group record in the men’s 200 breaststroke posting a time of 2:13.33.
Earlier in the year Wilson set the age group mark by posting a 2:14.18 at the New South Wales State Championships destroying Simon Cowley‘s 1997 record of 2:15.36.
Earlier in the competition Wilson took down another one of Cowley’s records in the men’s 100 breaststroke posting a time of 1:02.36.
As a 15 year old Wilson took the bronze at the Junior Pan Pacific Championships in the 200 breaststroke posting a time of 2:14.71, setting a national age group record in the process. He also set the national age group record in the 100 breaststroke at the same meet posting a 1:03.19.
Wilson has been training at SOPAC with Brant Best since 2013.