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Matthew Otto

Breast/IM
Position
Senior
Class
Newark, Del.
Hometown
Salesianum
High School

2018 Phillips 66 National Championships Qualifier 

Virginia Career Best
200 Free:
1:43.87
500 Free: 4:29.02
1650 Free: 14:57.49 (10th all-time at UVA)
100 Breast: 53.68 (7th all-time at UVA)
200 Breast: 1:53.46 (3rd all-time at UVA)
200 IM: 1:51.28
400 IM: 3:45.25 (9th all-time at UVA)

2019-20
• NCAA Championships cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
• Finished sixth in the 200-yard breaststroke at the ACC Championships in addition to placing 18th in the 100-yard breaststroke
• Recorded a season best time of 54.37 in the 100-yard breaststroke and a time of 1:54.85 in the 200-yard breaststroke at ACCs
• Placed eighth in the 200-yard breaststroke and 12th in the 100-yard breaststroke at the Tennessee Invitational
• Won the 1000-yard freestyle and 200-yard breaststroke in the team’s dual meet against North Carolina
• Won the 200-yard breaststroke in the team’s meet against NC State and Auburn
• Recorded the top time in the mile in the dual meet against Virginia Tech
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2018-19
• Advanced to the NCAA Championships in the 200 breaststroke, 400 IM and 1650 free
• Placed 18th in the 200 breast, 24th in the 400 IM and 28th in the 1650 at the NCAA Championships
• Finished sixth in the 200 breaststroke, 12th in the mile and 15th in the 400 IM at the ACC Championships
• Captured the top time in the 200 breaststroke prelims at the ACC Championships
VaSID Second-Team All-State Team
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2017-18
• Advanced to the NCAA Championships in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke
• Finished fourth in the 200-yard breaststroke at the ACC Championships, in addition to finishing 10th in the 400-yard individual medley and 13th in the 100-yard breaststroke
• Ranks second all-time at UVA in the 200-yard breaststroke and seventh all-time in the 100-yard breaststroke
• Advanced to the finals of the 200-yard breaststroke, finishing 21st at the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships
 Competed in the 400-yard individual medley at the Phillips 66 National Championships
• Named to the ACC All-Academic Team
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

Background
• Was a four-year varsity letter winner at Salesianum
• Named a two-time U.S. Swimming Scholastic All-American honoree
• Earned NISCA All-American four times in addition to being named a NISCA Scholastic All-American
• Served as team captain his senior year
• Was a four-time First-Team All-State honoree
• Named Delaware Swimmer of the Year in 2017

Personal 
• Son of John and Carla Otto
• Has a brother, Grant
• Served as a hospital volunteer, volunteer at Food Bank of Delaware and was a swim coach and lifeguard at a community pool