If you haven't heard... our 2013 USDS Head Coach is back in the pool training for the 2016 Olympics and 2017 Deaflympics. The Swimming World Magazine said it best, "...Marcus Titus has found the itch to compete again." That was over a year ago, in Marcus' latest competition he swam three personal best and broke three American Deaf Records. Here is what Marcus had to say about his swim:
"I was only half rested and shaved for the December 4-6th Texas Hall of Fame Invitational. In the first day I got a personal best in the 50 freestyle and made it back for the finals. I also swam the 50 breaststroke since I don't get the chance to do so very often. Again got a best time of 24.50 which I was very happy with my results. The next day I went 51.96 in the 100 breast prelims and was off 7/100ths of a second from getting best time (it's been 4 years since I've been this close to my best of 51.90). In the finals was a bit slower but I still had a good race. I finished the meet with a best in the 100 freestyle (45.00...so close from breaking the 45 second barrier). Overall I was happy with my swims and I am really excited for Nationals and Deaf World Championships!"
We at USDS believe Marcus isn't giving up as he continues his phenomenal career in the pool! We asked Marcus what it was that is helping him improve even after finishing his tenure in the NCAA. "Hard work and good technique pays off at the end!"
Marcus also wanted to inform his fellow USDS members to "...make each practice count and dream big everyone!"
Marcus has his own fundraising page and SwimSwam noted he has "launched a crowdsourcing fundraiser to support his run to the 2016 Olympic Trials and 2017 Deaflympics." His page can be found at http://www.razoo.com/story/Marcus-Titus-Olympic-Training