5 Big Things You Need To Break a 33-year-old Record

By Abby Boone, Swimming World College Intern

ORLANDO- The 2015 NCSA junior nationals opened yesterday and the meet was kicked off with fast swims and a new record. Matthew Hirschberger, 16, of Nation’s Capital set a record in the 1000 free with a time of 8:45.11, breaking Jeff Kostoff’s record of 8:49.97 from 1982. That’s 33 years knocked off the books. We caught up with Hirschberger, finding out what five big things are the secrets to his success.


1. Big Feet



2. Big Arms



3. Big Hands

Five Big Things


4. A Big Smile


Photo Courtesy: Swimming World



5. Big Believer in Dedication and a Winning Attitude

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Author: Abby Boone

Abby Boone is an English major at Florida Southern College, and has spent two years on an NCAA Division II swim team in Lakeland. Before heading off to college, she trained at Cardinal Aquatics and Triton Swimming.

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