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Matthew Klotz Lowers 100 Back Deaf World Record

US Deaf SwimmingMatthew Klotz, an undergraduate studying at LSU, overturned his own deaf World Record today in the 100-meter backstroke. Klotz, who previously held the record at a 57.11, soared past his former record to set the bar at 56.06 in a prelims swim at the Tiger Aquatics Summer Classic meet.

Read more at: https://www.swimmingworldmagazine.com/news/matthew-klotz-lowers-100-back-deaf-world-record/

Source: Swimming World Magazine

Record-breaking swimmer Danielle Joyce set to meet Queen at Holyrood Garden Party

By Irvine Herald

UK Deaf SportA teenage swimming gold medalist and world record holder has received a right royal invitation.

Danielle Joyce, from Stevenston , is to attend this year’s Holyrood Garden Party as a guest of HM the Queen, in recognition of her work as deaf swimming ambassador for the National Deaf Children’s Society.

Read more: http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/local-news/record-breaking-swimmer-danielle-joyce-8149449#F5I1LzsF6h06v9hz.97

Source: Daily Record

NEWS COLLEGE TRAINING VIDEO LIFESTYLE MORE MATTHEW KLOTZ BREAKS DEAF WORLD RECORD, QUALIFIES FOR U.S. TRIALS

By Braden Keith

US Deaf SwimmingAmerican swimmer Matthew Klotz has broken, once again, his own Deaf World Record in the 100 meter backstroke.

Swimming at an age group meet in New Orleans, hosted by the Nu Wave Swim Club, Klotz swam a 57.11 while reportedly unshaved. That breaks his own Deaf World Record of 57.40 done more than a year ago at the 2015 College Station Sectionals in Texas

Read more: https://swimswam.com/matthew-klotz-breaks-deaf-world-record-qualifiest-u-s-trials/

Source: Swim Swam

OLIVET NAZARENE TO HOST CAMP FOR DEAF/HARD OF HEARING SWIMMERS

By Braden Keith

Olivet Nazarene University is hosting a swim camp for Deaf and hard of hearing swimmers ages 8-17 with an eagerness to learn. This is an extremely rare opportunity to experience a life-changing week in the pool. The goal of this camp is to help each swimmer gain confidence and improve his or her skills. ONU is proud to offer the same championship coaching to your swimmer that propelled the ONU teams to the 2016 NAIA National Championship, where the men were national champions and the women were runner-ups.

Read more: https://swimswam.com/olivet-nazarene-host-camp-deafhard-hearing-swimmers/

Source: Swim Swam

Being deaf is no barrier to sport thanks to Scots charity

By Holly Lennon

Growing up deaf, 19-year-old Louise Sloan, from Mauchline in East Ayrshire, often felt isolated from her peers when she took part in sports.

But now thanks to the work of a Scottish charity, she is not only participating but is in training to become a swimming instructor - something she never would have dreamed of as a child.

Read more: http://www.scotsman.com/giving-back/charities/being-deaf-is-no-barrier-to-sport-thanks-to-scots-charity-1-4104178

Source: The Scotsman

Medal haul for Letisha at British Deaf Swimming Championships

Team MicroGaming Isle of Man Para-Swimming’s youngest member, Letisha Ellis, travelled to Nottingham University recently to compete in the British Deaf Swimming Championships as an 11-year-old in the 13-and-under category.

Read more: http://www.iomtoday.co.im/sport/isle-of-man-sport/medal-haul-for-letisha-at-british-deaf-swimming-championships-1-7821713

Source: IOM Today

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