Thomas Skrlj/COC
Thomas Skrlj/COC

Matthew Halajian


Matthew Halajian joined the national team program in 2010 and was a member of the squad that competed at the FINA World Championships in 2015 and 2017. He was also on the team that competed at the FINA World League Super Final in 2019.


Getting into the Sport: Has dreamed of competing for Team Canada since he watched the men’s national team compete at Beijing 2008 from his hotel room while attending his provincial championships in swimming… Outside Interests: Enjoys hiking, camping, playing ice hockey… Graduated from the University of Calgary… Odds and Ends:  Favourite quote “You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” – Wayne Gretzky…

Notable International Results

FINA World Championships: 2017 - 15th; 2015 - 8th

FINA World League: 2019 - 8th