Matthew Ankerholz
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    Matthew Ankerholz

    Class:
    Sophomore

    Hometown:
    Lake Mary, FL

    High School:
    Seminole

    Height:
    6-1

    Event:
    Breast

    HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Lettered four years in swimming...Florida State Champion in the 100 breast...swimming All-American...conference gold in the 100 breast and 200 IM...school record-holder in the 100 breast and 200 IM...high school swim coach was Tony Ackerson...swam club for Seminole Aquatics, coached by Tony Ackerson.

    PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 17...son of Scott and Shelley Ankerholz...has a younger brother...nickname is Matt...is a relative of Sir Francis Drake...hobbies are swimming, reading and videogames...favorite food is pasta...favorite movie is Jurassic Park...favorite book is Black Wind...person in history he'd most like to meet is Einstein...credits his mom as having the biggest influence on his sports career...most noteworthy thing about his hometown is that it has a lot of lakes...favorite athlete is Michael Phelps...pre-race ritual is to eat a bag of red bell peppers and a bite-sized Snicker's bar...favorite song is Dissidents by Thomas Dolby...favorite quote: `What is better--to be born good, or to overcome your evil nature through great effort." -- Anonymous.

    Inside Men's Swimming