Swim Streamline at Northampton has produced its first ever Olympic Trial Qualifier in 17-year-old Matthew Tannenberger.
Tannenberger has swam year-round for Swim Streamline at Northampton since the age of nine and qualified in the 400 Meter Freestyle with a time of 3:56.32, well under the 3:57.29 cut-off. His club coaches, Ross and Laura Davis told SwimSwam.com, “He has been with SSAN throughout his entire age group career and has excelled in all areas of the sport.” He is a huge supporter of SSAN, TWHS and Northampton MUD. He just missed qualifying in two additional events, 3 tenths of a second in the 200 Free and 6 tenths from qualifying in the 100 Free.
Always looking to help others excel, upon landing after competing at the US Open, drove to the Gulf Championships meet to cheer on his younger brother and teammates who were going for their own goals! He has dedicated himself to be the best swimmer he can be whether the event be sprint, distance, IM or stroke and will continue to seek excellence in all that he does.
He developed national time standards (ranging from Winter Juniors to Summer Nationals and U.S. Open) in all freestyle events from the 100 to the 1500/1650 as well as in the 200 fly and 400 IM. He was a selected to USA Swimming’s National Select Camp in October 2018.
This summer, Tannenberger won gold in the 200m free at 2019 NCSA Junior Summer Championship with a Personal Best of 1:51.23. He was runner-up in the 400 free and placed 4th in the 100 free. He also anchored the 4×50 medley in 23.07. His 200 free time of 1:51.23 puts him at #28 on the all-time list for 15-16 boys in the U.S. He also ranks top-100 all-time in the 100m free (63rd) and 400 free (54th).
He is a Senior at The Woodlands High School where he specializes in 100/200/500 free and 200 IM.
He has committed to the University of Texas to continue his swim career as a Texas Longhorn.