2016 ART ADAMSON INVITATIONAL
- Live results
- Meet info
- Live stream
- Hosted by Texas A&M
- Thursday, November 17th-Saturday, November 19th
- 25 yards
- Invite format
American swimmer Matthew Klotz, swimming as a redshirt freshman at LSU, has broken the American Deaf Record in the 50 yard freestyle. The newest mark brings him up to 11 total American Deaf Records.
Swimming at the Art Adamson Invitational in Mansfield, Texas on Thursday, Klotz swam a 20.36 that improved upon Marcus Titus’ old record of 20.47 that was swum at the 2014 Texas Swimming & Diving Hall of Fame Invitational. Neither Titus or Klotz, two of the most accomplished American deaf swimmers in history, are primarily freestylers, with Titus focusing mostly on breaststroke (he was 8th at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 100 breast) and Klotz is primarily a backstroker (he’s a multi-time World and Deaflympics champion).
Klotz, swimming on LSU’s second-best free relay, split 19.73 on a rolling start earlier in the session. That’s within striking distance of putting him on the Tigers’ ‘A” relay, which could wind up with 3 freshmen by season’s end.