Glacier Peak swimmer King ‘a special talent’

Newcomer Matthew King has been a difference-maker for the Glacier Peak boys swimming and diving team this winter.

“He had moved here from Colorado and he didn’t swim for us last year because he wanted to focus on his club team (Sting Ray Swim Team),” Grizzlies coach Rob Serviss said. “This is his first year of high school swimming, and he’s been absolutely wonderful. We’ve been happy to have him.”

King, who has qualified for the Class 4A state meet in the 50-yard freestyle and 100 freestyle, set a Kentridge Invite record in the 50 free with a time of 20.58 seconds on Jan. 6.

“He’s one of the best sprint freestylers in the state, if not the country,” Serviss said. “He’ll be in contention to win one or two events at state. He’s developed an incredible amount of speed. He’s a special talent.”

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