Holmes Named FSC Men's Swimming MVP

Holmes Named FSC Men's Swimming MVP

Matthew Holmes has been named the Florida Southern men's swimming team MVP by Moccasin head coach Mike Blum.

The NCAA Division II National Champion in the 400-IM, Holmes was a bronze medalist in the 200-IM, and his times in those two championship races were Sunshine State Conference records. He also finished ninth in the 500-freestyle, picking up an honorable mention All-American award in that event to go along with his two first-team awards from the individual medley events.

In addition to his two individual medals, Holmes added two silver medals in relay events by swimming legs on the 800-freestyle and 400-medley teams. The junior from Rockledge, Fla. also helped the 400-freestyle relay team finish fifth, bringing his total All-American awards at this year's national meet to six.

Prior to his outstanding performance at the national finals, Holmes won conference titles in the 200- and 400-IM and was runner-up in the 500-freestyle, as well as the fifth-place finisher in the 200-breaststroke. The SSC Swimmer of the Year helped the Moccasins' 800-freestyle and 400-medley relay teams win conference titles too, all of which led to Holmes being named the Men's Swimmer-of-the-Meet. He was the first Moccasin men's swimmer to win that award.

Holmes was also selected to the All-SSC first-team and was a member of the SSC Commissioner's Honor Roll.

The Florida Southern men's swim team took home fourth-place finish at the NCAA Division II National Swimming & Diving Championships in March of this year.