Matt Klotz Season 2023-24
Klotz’s Top Times
50 Free – 19.55 2019 SEC Championships
100 Free – 45.43 2016 Art Adamson Invitational
50 Back – 21.82 SMU Invitational
100 Back – 47.00 SMU Invitational
200 Back – 1:43.52 SMU Invitational
SENIOR SEASON (2019-20)
Started his senior season with a win at the TYR Fall Classic in the 200-Yard Back with a time of 1:48.92 and a second place finish in the 50-Yard Free with a time of 20.65… Came in second against Auburn in the 50-Yard Free with a time of 20.46 and fourth in the 100-Yard Back with a time of 49.18… Won the 50-Yard Free, 100-Yard Back, and 200-Yard Back at the SMU Invitational with times of 19.67, 47.58, and 1:43.52… Won the 50-Yard Free with a time of 20.22 against Missouri and finished in third in the 100-Yard Back with a time of 48.32… Against Delta State, won the 50 and 200-Yard Free with times of 20.59 and 1:50.14… Came second in the 50-Yard Free against Florida State with a time of 20.42 and second again in the 100-Yard Back with a 49.24…In a dual meet against Texas A&M he finished fourth in the 200-Yard Back with a time of 1:53.52, fourth in the 100-Yard Back with a 50.55 and fifth in the 50-Yard Free with a 20.56… At the 2020 SEC Championships, finished in 12th place in the 100 Back with a time of 47.10, 23rd place in 50 Free with a time of 19.93, and 24th place in the 200 Back with a time of 1:46.77… Closes out his LSU career with the third fastest time in school history in the 50 Free and the 200 Back, as well as the fourth fastest time in the 100 Back… Was a part of the 200 Free Relay team that broke the school record at the SEC Championships.
JUNIOR SEASON (2018-19)
Started the season with a win against UCONN and Navy in the 50-Yard Freestyle with a time of 20.57 … Followed that performance up with two second place finishes in the same meet in the 100 and 200-Yard Backstroke with times of 49.25 and 1:48.84, respectively … Won the 50-Yard Freestyle against Florida with a time of 20.45 … Swam the 50-Yard Freestyle in 20.42 to finish second against Kentucky … In the same meet, finished fourth in the 200-Yard Backstroke with a time of 1:50.45 … Won the 100-Yard Backstroke against Loyola and SMU with a time of 48.96 and finished fourth in the 200-Yard Backstroke with a time of 1:50.72 … Two fourth place finishes in the Art Adamson Invitational in the 50-Yard Freestyle and 100-Yard Backstroke with times of 19.77 and 47.61, respectively … Won the 50-Yard Freestyle against Incarnate Word and Delta State with a time of 20.45 … Third place finish in the 50-Yard Freestyle against Texas A&M with a time of 20.71 and a fourth place finish in the 200-Yard Backstroke with a time of 1:52.27 … At the 2019 SEC Championships, finished 15th in the 50-Yard Freestyle and the 100-Yard Backstroke … Finished in 24th place in the 200-Yard Backstroke with a time of 1:45.33.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2017-18)
Anchored the 200 yard medley relay team that finished second against Loyola … Anchored the 200 yard freestyle relay team that won against Pittsburgh and Virginia … Also finished sixth overall in the 100 backstroke … Earned his first individual win of the season against SMU in the 50 free … Also took third in the 200 back … Started the Art Adamson Invitational as the anchor the the 200 free relay team that touched the wall third overall … Also earned three second swims in individual events … Made the ‘B’ Final in the 50 free and finished T-14th overall … Won the ‘C’ Final in the 100 back and the ‘D’ Final in the 200 back … Took bronze in the 50 free at Georgia … Touched the wall third in the 100 back in the final home meet of the season against Texas A&M … Set new personal-best times in the 100 and 200 back at the SEC Championships, finishing 18th overall in both events … 200 back prelim time of 1:43.55 ranks second in school history, while his 100 back time of 47.57 in the ‘C’ Final ranks sixth … Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2016-17)
Tallied a fifth and sixth place finish in the 200 and 100 back against Auburn, respectively … Also swam the opening leg of the 400 free relay against Auburn to help garner a fifth-place finish … Swam the second leg for the 200 free relay squad that placed fourth overall at the Art Adamson Invite … Won the ‘C’ final of the 50 free … Picked up sixth and seventh place finishes in the ‘A’ finals in the 100 and 200 back, respectively at Art Adamson … Swam the opening leg for the 400 medley relay squad that placed fourth against Alabama … Garnered two seventh-place finishes in both the 100 and 200 back against the Crimson Tide … Tied for fifth overall in the 50 free and claimed third overall in the 200 back in the dual meet against Texas A&M … Placed 25th overall at the SEC Championships in the 100 back and 30th in the 50 free.
PRIOR TO LSU
High School All-American … All-American, League and Team record holder … All League and Section finalist all four years of high school … Four-year varsity letter winner … All-City Sports Athlete Award winner … School-record holder in the 50 free, 100 back, 200 free … All-American in the 100 back … SVC League Record Holder in the 50 free, 100 back … Named the 2013 USA Deaf Sports Male Athlete of the Year and won a pair of gold medals in the 100 and 200 meter backstrokes at the 2013 DeafLympics in Bulgaria … Holds three deaf world records in the 50, 100, 200 back … 2013 USA Deaf Sports Federation USA Male Athlete of the Year … USA national qualifier, US Open qualifier, and USA Jr. national finalist.
Born on May 24, 1996 … Parents are Dean and Linda Klotz … Has an older sister, Stephanie … Majoring in kinesiology.