Swimming

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About Swimming

Swimming has been a Deaflympic sport since its inception in 1924. Historically, American deaf swimmers have been among the strongest contenders in the world’s pools. The first American swimmer appeared at the 1939 Deaflympics and nabbed silver. Since then, our athletes have brought home countless medals and broke numerous national and world records both among peers and in the greater aquatic community.

USA Deaf Swimming (USADS) regulates national and international aquatic competitions for all deaf and hard of hearing members. The USADS coordinates swim competitions for deaf and hard of hearing swimmers and aims to further advance the level of skill by way of clinics and specialized coaching and training.

Swimming News

December 26, 2013

Klotz selected as 2013 USADSF Male Athlete of the Year

He burst onto the world scene relatively unknown at the 2013 Summer Deaflympics, but at the end of the Games, Matthew Klotz was a name that was on the hands of everyone.
August 3, 2013

Klotz adds second gold to swimming collection

Swimmer Matthew Klotz broke yet another deaf world record
August 2, 2013

Elam, Klotz swim to bronze

After several near-misses throughout the week, American swimmer Samantha Elam finally landed on the podium again, with a bronze in the 800m freestyle Thursday.
August 1, 2013
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Swimmers cut times but miss medals

Despite top-three preliminary finishes and then shaving seconds off these times in the finals, U.S. swimmers fell short of the podium in multiple races Wednesday at Spartak Swimming Arena.

More Information

Contact Person: Doug Matchett

Email: Dougmatchett@deafswim.org

Website: www.deafswim.org

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