Winter Junior Champs A-Finalist Matthew Segal Commits to Wisconsin

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Breaststroker Matthew Segal of Club Wolverine will stay in the midwest for college, announcing his verbal commitment to the University of Wisconsin class of 2025. He is a junior at Pioneer High School in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

“I am super excited to announce my verbal commitment to continue my academic and athletic careers at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. The coaches, team, and culture of Wisconsin was everything I had hoped to find. I am excited to join such an amazing program. I want to thank my family, coaches, and teammates for all the help and encouragement along the way. Can’t wait to be a part of this incredible team!!! Go Badgers!!!


  • 50 free – 21.09
  • 100 free – 46.07
  • 200 free – 1:40.94
  • 100 breast – 54.53
  • 200 breast – 1:59.81
  • 200 IM – 1:50.97

At the 2019 Michigan HS Division I Championships in March, as a sophomore, Segal swam to a third-place finish in the 200 free (1:40.94) and a fourth-place finish in the 100 breast (55.85). He built into the summer season, hitting lifetime bests of 1:04.25 in the 100m breast and 24.32 in the 50m free at the 2019 Speedo Junior Nationals as well as 2:21.53 in the 200m breast at the Namesnik Memorial Invite.

Just last month, Segal rose to A-finals at the 2019 Speedo Winter Junior Championships – West in both the 100 and 200 breast. He clocked best times of 54.53 in the 100 and 1:59.81 in the 200, placing seventh at the meet in both races. He also split 54.15 on CW’s 400 medley relay and 20.46 anchoring their 200 medley relay.

Wisconsin is led by MJ Mao in the breaststrokes. A senior next year, Mao was 52.28 in the 100 and 1:53.76 in the 200 in 2019 as a sophomore. Incoming next season are breaststrokers Andrew Benson (53.6/1:59.3) and Truman Teduits (56.1/2:02.8).

Segal joins Nico Butera and Ben Wiegand in Wisconsin’s class of 2025.

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Lane 8
1 year ago

Congratulations on committing!

1 year ago

East Junior’s

1 year ago

Massive time drops in the last year. Huge pick up for the Badgers. Great kid and swimmer.

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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