THE MAN IS NO MYTH—HE IS, IN FACT, THE TRUTH—BUT HE WILL GRADUATE FORT BEND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY A LEGEND.
That’s generally the case when a distinguished high school career consists of multiple state championships and records.
Eagles senior Grant Klatt wrapped up a decorated tenure as an Eagle this year. Klatt leaves a three-time state champion in the 100 butterfly. He holds the state record in the 200-yard individual medley (1:51.15).
This year, Klatt took silver in both the 200-yard individual medley and 100- yard butterfly. A testament to his greatness, it was considered an average year by his standards.
Klatt is headed to Fort Worth to take his talents to TCU, but not after leaving an indelible legacy at FBCA.
“I am very proud to represent FBCA,” Klatt told VYPE after his junior season. “I currently hold all of the school swimming records … a feeling of great accomplishment and pride.”
Klatt started swimming in the summer of 2010 for his neighborhood team. It first was a hobby, but it slowly grew into a love.
He found his swimming skills getting better and better each year.
After his fourth year on the team, when he came close to making the summer league all-stars, Klatt said his competitive drive for the sport led him to try club.
He swam for the Houston Bridge Bats Swim Club under the tutelage of coach Dick Marshall.
Since then, over the following eight years, his passion for swimming has grown tremendously.
From middle school through high school, Klatt swam incredibly for coach Carl Thomas. Aside from dominating in the 100 fly and 200 IM, Klatt also swam the 400 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay.
His goal was to swim for a Division I college. He accomplished that.
Just one of many more achievements to add to a lengthy list.
Klatt’s finest season came during his junior campaign, when he won gold in the 100 fly and 200 IM, bronze in the 400 freestyle relay, and fourth in the 200 medley relay. That year, he also set the state record in the 100 fly before it was broken this season.
“Swim is a great sport,” Klatt said. “I hope to leave an impact on the swim program at FBCA and to inspire others to swim on the team.”