TOWSON, Md. - Towson University swimmer Matt Lowe set a national Bahamas record in the 1,500-meter freestyle event at the 2013 RBC National Swimming Championships this week, swimming a time of 16:08.19 and winning the event.
Lowe, a rising junior for the Tigers, holds the Towson school men's swimming record in the 1,000-yard freestyle event with a time of 9:20.22 swam last season.
A native of Nassau in the Bahamas, Lowe has earned praise for his work ethic and desire to improve, said Towson head coach Pat Mead.
"This is a great accomplishment for Matt," Mead said. "He trained very consistently through the spring and leading up to this meet. To earn the accomplishment of National Champion and to set the national record for your country is an amazing accomplishment. Matt continues to improve and mature and I know our team, parents and alumni and Towson are proud of his commitment and accomplishment."
Lowe should be a key member of the Tiger men's team this season after a fourth-place finish in the 1,650-yard freestyle last year at the Colonial Athletic Association Championships with a time of 15:35.32, the second-fastest time in school history.
For full meet results of the Bahamas National Championships, click here.