With powerhouse programs Indiana, Texas and Louisville paying a visit to Ann Arbor next week (Oct. 24-25), the University of Michigan swimming and diving program sweetened the pot for aquatics fans by announcing Thursday (Oct. 16) that the meet would also include post-graduate races from some of the biggest stars in swimming.
The slate of professional swimmers scheduled to race includes several Olympians, national record-holders, NCAA champions and Big Ten champs.
The U-M contingent of post-grads is expected to include 2012 Olympian Connor Jaeger, as well as U.S. National Team members Sean Ryan, Ryan Feeley, and Emily Brunemann. Club Wolverine’s Michael Klueh and Junya Koga are slated to race, along with Texas’ Michael McBroom, Louisville’s Joao De Lucca and Indiana’s Lindsay Vrooman. The post-grads will race on both Friday and Saturday during breaks in the co-ed quad meet. A full listing of expected post-grad participants is listed below.
The quad meet features some of the staunchest competition this side of a conference or NCAA Championship. The Michigan men capped off the 2013-14 season in fourth place at the NCAA meet, with Texas taking second, Indiana 10th and Louisville 11th. On the women’s side, all three visiting teams finished in the top-15 last season, with Texas in ninth, Indiana in 12th and Louisville in 15th-place.
Ann Arbor was recently named the top Swim City in America by USA Swimming and Speedo. [ Release ] Both sessions of the meet are free, with Friday beginning at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 10 a.m.
Club Wolverine Swimmers
Emily Brunemann – Overall winner of 2013 FINA Open Water World Cup circuit, U.S. National Team, NCAA champion
Michael Klueh – American record holder, 2012 and 2013 World Championship gold medalist, U.S. National Team, NCAA champion
Connor Jaeger – 2012 Olympian for the United States, US Open/NCAA record holder, three-time NCAA champion, 2014 Pan Pacific Championships gold medalist, U.S. National Team
Sean Ryan – 2013 World University Games gold medalist, 2011 World Championship gold medalist, U.S. National Team
Ryan Feeley – U.S. National Team, Big Ten champion, member of 2013 World University Games team
Kyle Whitaker – U.S. National Team, 12 time NCAA All-American, member of 2013 World University Games team
Michael Wynalda – US Open/NCAA record holder, former U.S. National Team member, member of 2013 World University Games team
Zach Hayden – U.S. National Team
Junya Koga – 2014 Asian Games gold medalist, 2009 World Championships gold medalist
Miguel Ortiz – US Open/NCAA record holder, NCAA champion, Spanish national record holder
Hassaan Abdel Khalik – 2013 World Championship team member (Canada), former Canadian National Team member, Big Ten champion
Bobby Hurley – Former world record holder, 2008 World Championships gold medalist, 2009 World Championships bronze medalist
Lindsay Vrooman – Big Ten champion, Big Ten Swimmer of the Year, U.S. National Team
Bronwyn Pasloski – Big Ten champion
Cody Miller – U.S. National Team, Big Ten record holder, member of 2014 Pan Pacific Championship team and 2015 World Championship team
James Wells – Big Ten champion, member of 2013 World University Games team
Carlos Almeida – Two-time Olympian for Portugal, Portugese national record holder (two events), 2013 NCAA champion
Pedro Oliveira – Two-time Olympian for Portugal, Portugese national record holder (four events)
Joao De Lucca – 2012 Olympian for Brazil, bronze medal at 2014 Pan Pacific Championships, three-time NCAA champion
Michael McBroom – American record holder, 2013 World Championship bronze medalist, U.S. National Team, NCAA champion
College Swimming News courtesy of the University of Michigan.