Based on his performances he was selected for Scottish Swimming’s national squad, youth development squad and attends national training camps with this squad. He was selected to attend a joint swim camp with Scottish Swimming and Swim Wales in Aberdeen in June 2019.
Currently ranked 1st in Scotland for the 50m (short course) breaststroke, 100m (short course and long course) breaststroke, 200m Individual medley (long course) and 100m Individual medley and 2nd for the 200m (short course and long course) breaststroke, 400m Individual medley (long course), 100m butterfly (short course) for his age group.
Matthew represented Inverclyde at the British Open Championships in April and again at the British Summer championships in July where he qualified for 2 finals and finished 6th in his age group for the 100m breaststroke and 8th for the 50m breaststroke. He competed at the Glasgow International swim meet in May and qualified for finals in the 50m, 100m and 200m breaststroke events.
He was selected to join the Scotland West team to participate in the Lincoln Vulcan’s meet and the National County Team championships in Sheffield. Competing at the Lincoln Vulcan’s meet he won gold for the 200m butterfly and bronze for the 200m freestyle. A magnificent performance by the Scotland West team saw them finish 4th at the National Team championships.
Currently ranked 7th in Britain for the 100m breaststroke and 10th for the 50m Breaststroke in his age group.