(VIDEO INTERVIEW) Austin Katz Was Helped By Townley Haas Before Golden Goggles

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Austin Katz made his first appearance at the Golden Goggles Awards show in New York City on Monday night as he is coming off his first major international trip this summer at the Pan Pacific Championships.

Katz talked with Swimming World about his nerve-wracking experiences on the red carpet as well as his embarrassment about not knowing how to tie a tie, and which Texas teammate helped him.

A University of Texas standout, Austin Katz made his first major international team this summer and delivered with bronze in the 200m backstroke at the 2018 Pan Pacific Championships in a lifetime-best 1:56.00. He clinched his spot in Tokyo with a third-place finish in the same event at Phillips 66 Nationals.

Katz is currently in his sophomore year at the University of Texas, where he is the reigning NCAA Champion in the 200 back.

Katz’s 2018 highlights: