2018 ART ADAMSON INVITATIONAL
- November 14-16, 2018
- College Station, TX (Texas A&M Natatorium)
- Live results
Update: in finals, Klotz swam a 19.77, which not only re-breaks his own Deaf Swimming National Record, but it jumps him to sole possession of 9th-place in LSU program history.
As part of an electric first session at the 2018 Art Adamson Invitational at the Texas A&M Rec center Natatorium, LSU junior Matthew Klotz broke yet another USA Deaf Swimming Record. Klotz swam a 19.82 to qualify for the final 3rd, which is his first time under 20 seconds and the first time any registered American deaf swimmer has been under 20 seconds in the event.
Klotz’s old best (and probably the old record, though USA Deaf Swimming is slow to update their record books) was a 20.04 done in a time trial swim at last year’s SEC Championship meet. More significantly for the Tigers, it ties as the 10th-fastest time in school history, is the fastest time by a Tiger this season, and ties as the fastest time by an LSU swimmer in the last 3 seasons.
Klotz also holds American Records in the 200 free, 500 free, 50 back, 100 back, 200 back, and 200 IM in yards; plus the 50 free, 50 back, 100 back, 200 back, and 200 IM in meters. He was also a member of the record-setting mixed 400 free and mixed 400 medley relays in meters.