Name: Matthew Torres
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 100-meter Freestyle, 400-meter Freestyle, 100-meter Backstroke, 200-meter Individual Medley
Classification: S8, SB8, SM8
Height: 5-7
DOB: 3/27/2001
Birthplace: Norwalk, Conn.
Hometown: Ansonia, Conn.
High School: Fairfield College Preparatory School (Fairfield, Conn.) '19
College: Fairfield University (Fairfield, Conn.) '23, Finance
Team/Club: Westport Water Rats
Paralympic Experience
  • One-time Paralympian (2020), one-time Paralympic medalist (bronze)
  • Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020, bronze (400-meter freestyle)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent – 2022 (SILVER, 400-meter freestyle, mixed 4x100-meter freestyle relay 34 pt.; 5th, 100-meter backstroke)
  • Years of participation – 2022
  • Medals: 2 (2 silver)
  • Silver – 2022 (400-meter freestyle, mixed 4x100-meter freestyle relay 34 pt.)
Other Career Highlights
  • 2019 World Para Swimming World Series Indianapolis, 1st (200-meter individual medley), 2nd (400-meter freestyle, 100-meter butterfly), 3rd (100-meter backstroke, 100-meter breaststroke, 100-meter freestyle)
Personal: Born with amniotic band syndrome, Matthew was born missing half his right leg, with deformities on both hands and has moderate hearing loss...Began swimming in 2008 after watching Michael Phelps at the Beijing Games...Son of Gil and Martha Torres...Fan of the Patriots and Real Madrid...Hobbies include swimming and stock market trading.