Titus and Meyers Selected as 2011 Sportspersons of the Year

Titus owns the World Deaf Swimming long course meters records in the 50m freestyle (23.83), 100m freestyle (51.42), 50m breaststroke (28.47), and 100m breaststroke (1:00.00). He currently holds American Deaf Swimming long course meters records in the 50/100 freestyle, 50/100/200 breaststroke, and 50 butterfly, as well as short course yards records in the 50 freestyle and 100/200 breaststroke, along with the 4×100 freestyle relay.

Just recently at the 2011 AT&T Winter National Championships, Marcus finished 2nd in the 100m breaststroke, behind the decorated Olympian, Brendan Hansen but ahead of the events’ reigning 2004 and 2008 Olympic Champion Kosuk Kitajima.

Meyers, who is a high school junior, helped her school, Notre Dame Prep, (Baltimore, Md.) win the IAAM A Conference championship earlier this year and also swims for Loyola Blakefield Aquatics. She also won a bronze medal two years ago at the Deaflympics in Taiwan.

Titus is a graduate of the University of Arizona and also swims competitively for his local club, Tucson Ford Aquatics.

Information in this article was obtained from the Baltimore Sun and from the USA Deaf Swimming Association.

 

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