The KLPW Radio Athlete of the Week is Michael Matthews with the Washington Swim Team. The 16-year old Butterfly Specialist will be a junior at St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in the fall. This is Michael's 11th year on the team. His best stroke is in the butterfly, but he also competes in the medley which features all four strokes, the butterfly, breast, back and freestyle. Matthews is described as a fierce competitor, however he is the first to congratulate an opponent who has won a race. Michael competes during the summer, but maintains top form by swimming at the Four Rivers YMCA when the city pool closes for the winter.
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