Record 50+ Pros Coming to Race at Edmond, OK Pro-Am

Press Release Courtesy of American Energy Elite Pro-Am.

Over 50 pro swimmers will descend on the new $20 million Edmond Schools Aquatic Center for the American Energy Elite Pro-Am in Edmond, OK on Dec 18th through 21st. This is the largest group of Olympic swimmers and hopefuls to ever come to the Oklahoma City area. It looks like many of the meet records are in jeopardy and every winner will be setting a pool record in the 8 month old Edmond swim center. A break down of the line up by events is below. Perennial pro favorites like David Plummer, Michael Andrew, Darian Townsend, Michael Klueh and Josh Schneider will be there, in addition to many new pros who will be coming to the meet for the first time, like Connor Jaeger, Breeja Larson, Maya DiRado and Megan Romano.

Josh Davis, who raced at this meet 6 years in a row in the late 90’s, said, “This is the perfect way to finish the semester of training before the Christmas holiday. You get some fast short course races in, catch up with TEAM USA friends and the prize money is better than ever. It is a great meet and to have the new pool in Edmond, makes it that much better.”

American Energy Elite Pro-AmPrize money is 1st-$800, 2nd-$500, 3rd-$300.
50 Breaststroke is the bonus event this year.
Mile is double prize money, 1st-$1600, 2nd-$1000, 3rd-$600.
50 free Shootout is 1st-$5000, 2nd-$1000 and 3rd-$600.

Pros committed so far:

Nick Thoman
David Plummer
Bryce Bohman
Bobby Hurley
James Wells

Michael Flach
Michael Andrew
Miguel Ortiz
Zach Chetrat
Benoit Juot

Maya DiRado
Sandrine Mainville

Josh Schneider
Darian Townsend
Dax Hill
Josh Davis
Mark Weber
Derek Toomey
Nick Carter

Arianna Vanderpool-Wallace
Megan Romano
Lisa Boyce
Karlee Bispo
Nina Rangelova
Krista Kezbers
Sam Cheverton
Michelle Williams

Mike McBroom
Michael Klueh
Sean Ryan
Ryan Feeley

Emily Brunemann
Lindsey Vrooman

Breaststrokers (Bonus stroke so 50 breast is included)
Jared Anderson
BJ Johnson
Brendan McHugh
Mike Alexandrov
Cody Miller
Jared Prince
Josh Hall
Zach Hayden
Carl Mickelson
Matt Lowe
Julian Fletcher

Breeja Larson
Laura Sogar
Emily McClellan
Melanie Margalis
Haley Spencer
Martha McCabe

Order of events:
Thurs. Dec 18th
200 Medley Relay
1000 Free
800 Free Relay

Fri. Dec 19th
200 Free
100 Breast
100 Fly
400 IM
400 Free Relay

Sat. Dec 20th
200 IM
50 Free
200 Breast
100 Back
500 Free
400 Medley Relay

Sun. Dec 21st
1650 Free
200 Back
100 Free
200 Fly
50 Breast
200 Free Relay
To register your team go to
Meet opens Nov. 11th and max registration is 675 swimmers, not including pros.

for more info contact:
Jared Prince
[email protected]
Head Coach
American Energy Swim Club

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Michael Andrew is a perennial pro favorite? He’s 15 years old……….Who wrote this article?

billy – as noted at the bottom, this is a press release from the meet hosts. Expect embellishment.

Not for nothing, but he has been going to the meet (perennial), he is a pro (pro), and he’s likely to challenge in a few races and has challenged to win events in past years (favorite)…

And if you want to use another definition of favorite… he’s quite popular, especially in the midwest.


Hmmm…lots of pro’s (who must be paid to appear) listed. But the glaring omission — who else is attending aside from pros?? Seems from all the commitments that all the major teams from around the country are sticking with the traditional King Marlin version of the meet – and that’s what has made this meet so good over the years–overall depth of competition sprinkled with getting to watch some fast pros. Great to have big names in lanes 4,5,3. But are they going to be able to fill even a “B” final with quality competition?? The self promotion on this meet has been extensive but is the oil company going to be OK with doling out thousands of dollars for… Read more »

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