Freestyler Matthew Hurford signs up for Franklin and Marshall College

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Matthew Hurford, a student at Garnet Valley High School in Glen Mills, Pa., has announced his commitment to Franklin & Marshall College for 2021-2022.

“I am very happy to announce my verbal commitment to swim for Franklin & Marshall College! I want to thank my coaches, family and friends for supporting me throughout the process. I look forward to the next 4! Go diplomats!

Hurford swam for his high school, most recently at the PIAA Class AAA District Championships. He placed 2nd in the 100 freestyle (47.11) and 8th in the 200 freestyle (1: 44.31). Last year at the AAA State Meet, he swam the 500 freestyle and placed 26th in the prelims (4: 46.62).

Hurford swims year round with Rocky Run YMCA. At the Senior Mid-Atlantic Short Course Swimming Championships in April, he updated his personal best times to the 50, 100, 200 and 500 freestyle. He finished in all four events, finishing 8th in the 50 free, 5th in the 100 free, 6th in the 200 free and 9th in the 500 free.

Best SCY times:

  • 50 free – 21.43
  • 100 free – 46.68
  • 200 free – 1: 42.37
  • 500 free – 4: 39.27
  • 200 IM – 2: 00.44
  • 100 chest – 1: 03.79
  • 100 flies – 53.79

Hurford would have been F&M’s top mid-distance freestyler in 2020-21. He will join Timothy Turnbull in the Diplomats Promotion of 2025.

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