Richard Klatt

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Richard Klatt
Personal information
Full name Richard A. Klatt
Nickname(s) "Rick"
National team  United States
Born 1951
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
College team University of New Mexico

Richard A. Klatt (born 1951)[1][2] is a retired American swimmer who won a gold medal as a member of the first-place U.S. team in the men's 4×200-meter freestyle relay at the 1973 World Aquatics Championships in Belgrade, Yugoslavia, setting a new world record in the relay event (7:33.22).[3]

After retiring from swimming, he worked for more than 30 years as a swimming and water polo coach. Today, he is the head coach at the Fresno Dolphins Swim Team. [4] His son Daniel Klatt is a former Olympic water polo player and an assistant water polo coach for the national women's team.[5][6]

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  1. ^ Klatt named coach at Schroeder Center. The Milwaukee Journal (1980-04-16).
  2. ^ USMS Top Ten Swims by Richard A Klatt (7).
  3. ^ Rick KLATT.
  4. ^ Coaching Staff.
  5. ^ Chris Foster (1999-01-19). Klatt's Gene Pool Favors Swimming, Water Polo. LA Times
  6. ^ Dan Klatt.