Coed Varsity Swimming · Athlete of the Week: Matthew Key

Congratulations to Matthew Key for being named Athlete of the Week. This weekly award is sponsored by the Sports and Entertainment Marketing classes at Socastee High School in partnership with the athletic department.


Matthew is a junior on the swim team. Matthew placed 4th in the 50 free & 6th in the 100 Free and anchored the 2nd place 200 Free Relay & 3rd place 400 Free Relay at the Region Championship Swim Meet this year. “I’ve been swimming for six years and I listen to music to help prepare mentally for a meet,” said Matthew. Matthew loves the feeling of winning and says that you must be very strong and fit to succeed at competitive swimming. Matthew is looking forward to another successful swim season next year for Socastee as a senior. “I won’t change anything in the offseason, other than hit the weights so that I can continue to be good and win races,” he explained.


Coach Cody said the following about Matthew: “Matt is a very talented swimmer who has been on the Socastee team for 5 years and has improved each year. He is very enjoyable to work with and we anticipate he will be even faster next year!”