On Wednesday, Olympic champion Nathan Adrian joined an already strong field of sprint swimmers for the Fastest Man in Texas event, Nov. 9 in San Antonio, Texas. The winner of the event will earn $10,001, the largest prize for a swim race in the United States.
Adrian, the 2012 Olympic champion in the 100 freestyle and a five-time individual NCAA champion, said in a story via swimswam.com that he’s excited to compete in the Josh Davis-founded competition.
“What Josh has done to honor his mom serves as a beautiful reminder to everyone in the sport to appreciate what their parents have done for them,” he said.
Davis, a 1996 & 2000 Olympian and Masters champion, held the first event two years ago not long after his mom, Joan Davis, was diagnosed with cancer. She died July 2012.
Also swimming will be Davis, world silver medalist Jimmy Feigen and two-time defending Shootout champion, Olympic butterfly champion Ian Crocker, Southern Methodist sprinter Ryan Koops, Josh Schneider of Ohio and 14-year-old phenom Michael Andrew. Adrian, Feigen and Schneider combined to win every 50 free NCAA title from 2009-2012, according to swimswam.com.