Headed to SEC's

Commodores ready for championship week in Georgia

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Vanderbilt swimming team travels to the University of Georgia this week to compete at the SEC Championships inside Gabrielsen Natatorium in Athens, Georgia.

This will be the first SEC Championships since 1986 where the men and women do not compete together. The four-day competition will begin at 4 p.m. CT on Wednesday with the 200-yard medley relay followed by the 800-yard free relay.

The final three days of swimming will begin with prelims at 9 a.m. while finals will start at 5 p.m.

“We’re looking forward to a great week of swimming, and we’re especially happy for our group of seniors,” Vanderbilt head coach Jeremy Organ said. “They have been great leaders both in and out of the water. This year has been challenging to say the least. But now it’s time to put that behind us, trust our training and race to the best of our abilities.”

This week’s meet will mark the final SEC Championships for Vanderbilt seniors Lauren Bergmann, Kaley Buchanan, Brooke Ellis and Lindsey Gordon.

The Commodores, who were limited to just four regular season meets in 2020-21, last competed Jan. 23 at Georgia Tech where Lizzy Colwell (100 and 200 breast), Krislyn Porter (1,000 free), Alina Stout (200 back) and the 400-yard medley relay all finished third while Porter went on to score second-place points in the 500 free (5:08.27) and Tonner DeBeer was second in the 100 fly (55.27).

All sessions of the championships will air live on SEC Network+.

Follow along with the Commodores in Athens as they make their SEC championship debut by following @VandySwimming on Twitter and Instagram.