NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Vanderbilt swimming is ready to race again as the Commodores head to Jones Aquatic Center to take on Tennessee Friday at 3 p.m. CT.
Two weeks ago, Vanderbilt opened its 2019-20 campaign against Kentucky where Tonner DeBeer and Eleanor Beers were among the individual highlights.
DeBeer finished among the top-three in a pair of individual events and two relays. She was the runner-up in the 100-yard backstroke (56.08) and was tops among non-exhibition swimmers in the 100 butterfly (56.17). Beers was the runner-up in the 100 free (52.69) and fifth in the 200 fly (2:06.52), and was also second among non-exhibition swimmers in the 100 fly (57.30).
The host Volunteers, who competed in an intrasquad meet of White against Orange, will officially open their season Thursday at Kentucky prior to welcoming the Commodores in Knoxville.
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Per SEC guidelines, the event will be a dual-meet format.
The league office approved a men’s and women’s swimming and diving season, so long as it begins no earlier than Oct. 1 and concludes no later than Jan. 25. Contests are limited to dual meets, unless alternative strategies are identified to limit the overall number of participants to ensure appropriate distancing, and there is no restriction on the number of meets a program can compete in.
The meets are limited to conference schools, with regionalized competition permitted upon the adherence of opponents to SEC Medical Guidance Task Force Requirements for COVID-19 Management.
The league office also announced in July that student-athletes in all sports who elect to not participate in intercollegiate athletics during the fall 2020 academic semester because of health and/or safety concerns related to COVID-19 will continue to have their scholarships honored by their university and will remain in good standing with their team.