Caroline Mercer - Swimming - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Caroline Mercer

Class Sophomore
Hometown Louisville, Ky.
High School Collegiate School
Major Undeclared

NIL on Opendorse

Career-Best Times (collegiate)
100 Back: 1:01.55 at North Florida/Georgia Southern, 10.15.22
200 Back: 2:11.64 at North Florida/Georgia Southern, 10.15.22
200 Fly: 2:15.31 at Iowa, 1.21.23
200 IM: 2:17.72 vs. Auburn, 10.7.22
400 IM: 4:51.18 at Iowa, 1.21.23

As a Sophomore (2023-24)
• In her only appearance of the season, swam the 200 back (2:13.75) and 200 IM (2:18.94) in match-up with Florida (Sept. 29)

As a Freshman (2022-23)
• Had season-best marks in both the 200 fly and 400 IM in dual meet at Iowa (Jan. 21)
• Swam in three races­—the 100 back, 50 breast and 300 IM—against Arkansas and Little Rock (Jan. 28)
• Touched the wall in 2:11.64 in the 200 back, finishing fifth in Dores’ victory over North Florida and Georgia Southern (Oct. 15)
• Added season-best time in the 100 back (1:01.55) at that meet
• Competed in the 200 fly (2:18.26) and 200 IM came in home match-up with Auburn (Oct. 7)

The Mercer File
• Plans to major in human & organizational development
• Competed for the Louisville Collegiate School
• Was also a member of the Lakeside Swim Team
• Ranked among the top 10 prospects in the state by Swimcloud
• Earned Scholastic All-American honors each year during her prep career
• Selected the Leukemia and Lymphoma Student of the Year
• Made the school’s Academic and Service Honor Roll
• Posted best times of prep career in the 100 (56.61) and 200 (2:03.15) back at the 2019 Kentucky 13 & Over State Short Course Championships
• Finished sixth in the A Final of the 100 back at that meet, also winning the B Final in the 200 back while finishing third in the 400 IM B Final
• Placed fourth in the 400 IM A Final at the Kentucky 13 & Over State Short Course Championships the previous spring
• Efforts helped Lakeside win the team title both years
• Daughter of Mary Lois and Todd Mercer
• Is the oldest of three children

Why Vanderbilt: “I chose Vanderbilt because it is the perfect balance of athletics and academics for me! I love the team atmosphere and I can’t wait to be in Nashville!”