Clare Vetkoetter - Swimming - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Clare Vetkoetter

Class Sophomore
Hometown Frisco, Texas
High School Wakeland
Major Undeclared

Career Honors
• 2021-22 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

Career-Best Times
500 Free: 4:59.57 at SEC Championships, 2.18.21
1,000 Free: 10:36.92 vs. Tulane, 11.6.21
1,650 Free: 17:01.36 at SEC Championships, 2.19.22
200 Fly: 2:07.83 at Miami Invitational, 11.20.21
400 IM: 4:30.80 at SEC Championships, 2.17.22

Commodore Record Watch
• Stands fourth in the Commodores’ record book in the 1,650 free

As a Sophomore (2022-23)
• Posted fastest marks of the season in the 200 fly (2:12.59) and 500 free (5:22.56) in defeat of North Florida and Georgia Southern (Oct. 15)
• Had season-best time in the 1,000 free (10:57.97) against Auburn (Oct. 7)

As a Freshman (2021-22)
• Had the team’s fastest time in the 1,650 free — meeting the NIC B Standard for the distance ­— while ranking second on Vandy’s performance list in the 500 and 1,000 free
• Also ranked among the top five on the squad in the 400 IM (third) and 200 fly (fifth)
• Best times in the 500 and 1,650 free came at the SEC Championships (Feb. 15-19)
• Came in fourth place in the 1,650 free (17:22.44) in the A Final of the 1,650 free at the Miami Invitational (Nov. 18-20), winning the 500 free (5:04.15) B Final while finishing fifth in the B Final of the 400 IM also
• Placed second in the 1,000 free to lead the Commodores in the event in their win over Tulane (Nov. 6), coming in sixth in the 500 free (5:14.60) as well
• Finished third in the 1,000 free (10:43.63), fifth in the 500 free (5:15.65) and was sixth in the 200 fly (2:11.34) in season-opening meet with Arkansas and Drury (Oct. 9)
• Recorded a third-place finish in the 1,000 free (10:37.17) while coming in fourth in the 500 free (5:12.88) in victory at Florida Gulf Coast (Oct. 16)
• Was third in the 500 free (5:08.84) and the 200 fly (2:07.98) in the Dores’ defeat of Illinois (Oct. 30)

The Vetkoetter File
• Major is undeclared
• Prepped at Wakeland High School under head coach Kareem Captan
• Swam with Texas Ford Aquatics club with head coach Stuart Smith
• 18&U world ranking in the 1,500
• School record holder in the 500
• 2020 College Station sectionals champion in the 1,500
• Two-time Scholastic All-American (2019, 2020)
• Two-time first team All-State (2018, 2019)
• Team captain as a senior
• Daughter of Kathleen and Robert Vetkoetter
• Has three younger brothers, Lukas, William and Maximus
• Twitter: @clarevetko
• Instagram: @clare.vetko

Why Vanderbilt: “I chose Vanderbilt because of the combination of the high level of education and the top level athletics. I knew the connection I felt with the coaches, campus, and girls on the team would allow me to feel at home for the next four years. I’m beyond excited to be a part of this team!”