National & International Competition:In 2004, was part of the Junior National Team in Brisbane, Australia.
Prep: Four-year letterwinner in the 200 and 500 free... Was team captain his senior year. He was also selected to the All-America Team and was the Pacific Swimmer of the Year...Holds two school records in the 200 and 500y free...Won the 200 and 500 free at regionals his senior year... Also swam for the Terrapin Swim Club in Concord, Calif.
Personal: Born Matthew Brian Biel on Nov. 22, 1986, in Walnut Creek, Calif. ... Son of Mike and Toni Biel...Has one older brother, Michael, and one younger brother, Garrett...Says he chose the University of Arizona because "the team is really nice, the coaches are good and I liked the school."