High school swimming: Edmond Memorial's Max Myers looks to make a run for state title
EDMOND — Max Myers has earned quite the reputation during his swimming career at Edmond Memorial.
“Each time he gets up on the block, you know what you’re going to get,” Edmond Public Schools coach Heather DeVoe said.
Myers, a junior, has been one of the fastest high school swimmers in the state this season. With the west regional set for Feb. 7-8 at the Edmond Aquatics Center, Myers is expected to advance and make a run for a Class 6A state title.
Myers competes in several events but is known for being an elite sprinter, excelling in the 50-, 100- and 200-yard freestyle.
Myers, who placed second in the 100 freestyle (46.37 seconds) at the state meet last season, has impressed DeVoe since he began high school.
“He showed us right away his potential,” she said. “He’s a hard worker in the water, and he works just as hard out of the water.”
Myers committed to Notre Dame on Dec. 7. He has unfinished business at the high school level but is excited for the opportunity to swim for the Fighting Irish.
“They were the first school to reach out to me over the summer when colleges could start reaching out to the recruiting class of 2021,” Myers said. “That was a big part of it (choosing the school), knowing they showed interest from the beginning.”
Myers’ interests extend beyond swimming for his high school team. He competes for the American Energy Swim Club and is also involved in Edmond Memorial’s student council.
“If you need something done in general, Max is a good kid to go to,” DeVoe said.
Myers won the 50 freestyle and took second in the 100 freestyle at the Central Oklahoma Athletic Conference meet in Edmond on Jan. 18.
Myers knows there are a lot of talented swimmers in the state. He doesn’t want to provide bulletin-board material for his competitors, but he feels confident heading into regionals.
“I’ve kept my times good, and I think I have a really good chance at state,” he said.