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Swimmer Matthew Lowe Looks to Make A Splash at the 2012 Summer Olympics

The Olympic hopeful feels good about making this year's team USA

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Swimmer Matthew Lowe Looks to Make A Splash at the 2012 Summer Olympics

Matthew Lowe looks to make his third try a charm by securing a spot on the USA Men’s Swimming Team for the 2012 London Summer Olympics. The Minot, North Dakota native will travel two states south to the Olympic Trials in Omaha, Nebraska where he will swim the 100m breaststroke, 200m breaststroke and 50m freestyle.

Lowe grew up watching his two older sisters swim at DI schools and started swimming when he was five years old. He stroked his way to two U.S. National titles and other medals until falling short of Team USA in 2004 when he was in high school and in 2008 as a top Texas Longhorn swimmer.

Sponsored by USANA Health Sciences, Lowe has had the best performances of his life since using their supplements.

M&F: What major changes have you made since the 2008 Olympic Trials?

ML: I added USANA products to my diet, which have boosted my recovery. I am also more mature now and learned to care of my body outside of the pool using therapies like chiropractic, massage, acupuncture and foam rolling. One of my coaches at Texas said, “It is in you somewhere. You just have to find it”. My goal since 2008 has been to find that spark and get back on track. I have put in the work, did everything there is to do to take care of my body and now I just have to go out there and swim my best race.

M&F: Who inspired you growing up?

ML: I was a sports fan as a kid so I can pick out a number of different people that inspired me. One of them is Tom Jager, the former world record holder of the 50m freestyle.

M&F: What is your training like during preparation for a meet?

ML: Throughout the season, I do about nine two-hour swimming workouts a week and two to three dry land or weight sessions a week that last over an hour each. In the gym I mainly squat, bench, and do cleans, circuit training and core workouts.

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