Team USA Qualifies Six Athletes for Semifinals and Finals on Friday, July 21, 2017

The second day of the 2017 Deaflympics included the Women’s 50 Freestyle, Men’s  100 Breast, the Women’s 100 Backstroke, Men’s 400 Individual Medley, and the Women’s 100 Butterfly in addition to the Men’s 4 x 200M Relay. Elizabeth Cocker and Emily Massengale qualified for semifinals in the 50 freestyle. Elizabeth swam a 29.14 for 10th place and Emily Massengale swam a 29.26 for 12th place. The top 16 advance to semifinals. Continue reading “Team USA Qualifies Six Athletes for Semifinals and Finals on Friday, July 21, 2017”

Matthew Klotz Smashes World Record in the Men’s 50 Back

Team USA Swimming  Gets Off to a Strong Start on Day One of the 2017 Deaflympics
Reported by Rene Massengale

The first day of the 2017 Deaflympics was packed with best times from Team USA.  Preliminary races in the morning started off with the Mixed 400 Free Relay Team of Matthew Zou, Emily Massengale, Elizabeth Cocker, and Matthew Klotz qualifying third for the Mixed Relay finals with a time of 3:55.31.  In finals, Matthew Hopkins, Elizabeth Cocker, Alyssa Greymont, and Matthew Klotz placed 5th with a time of 3:52. Continue reading “Matthew Klotz Smashes World Record in the Men’s 50 Back”