Richard Klatt

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]

Richard Klatt
Personal information
Full nameRichard A. Klatt
National team United States
College teamUniversity of New Mexico

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]

See also


  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.

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