Maddie Smith - Swimming - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Maddie Smith Season 2022-23

Class Junior
Hometown Lafayette, Calif.
High School Campolindo
Major Medicine, Health & Society/Neuroscience

• 2021-22 Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll

Career-Best Times
50 Back: 26.53 vs. Arkansas/Little Rock, 1.28.23
100 Back: 57.99 at Gamecock Invitational, 11.17.22
200 Back: 2:02.15 at SEC Championships, 2.18.23
100 Breast: 1:05.24 at UNLV Invitational, 12.18.22
200 Breast: 2:24.62 at LSU/Tulane, 9.23.22
100 Fly: 56.07 at SEC Championships, 2.16.23
200 Fly: 2:03.88 at USC, 2.12.21
100 IM: 58.97 vs. Arkansas/Little Rock, 1.28.23
200 IM: 2:03.43 at SEC Championships, 2.15.23
400 IM: 4:28.43 at Gamecock Invitational, 11.17.22

Commodore Record Watch
• Ranks fifth on the school’s all-time performer list in the 100 IM and is sixth in the 200 IM
• Also is ninth in Vandy’s record book in the 50 back

As a Junior (2022-23)
• Met the NIC B Standard in the 200 back, and the 200 and 400 IM
• Ended the season first on the Commodores’ performer list in the 200 back, also ranking second in the 400 IM and third in the 200 IM
• Was fourth on the team in the 200 breast and fifth in the 100 fly as well
• Competed in three events at the SEC Championships (Feb. 14-18), recording career-best times in the 200 back, 100 fly and 200 IM
• Won the 400 IM (4:33.61) and added a third-place finish in the 200 IM (2:08.98) in meet against Queens and Richmond (Nov. 4-5)
• Led the Dores with a first-place finish in the 200 IM (2:08.33) and was second after posting a career-best time in the 100 back (58.51) in Vandy’s victory over North Florida and Georgia Southern (Oct. 15)
• Had career-low times in the 100 back and 400 IM at the Gamecock Invitational (Nov. 16-18)
• At that competition, qualified for the A Final in the 400 IM, advanced to the B Final in the 200 back, and made the C Final of the 200 IM
• Was Vandy’s top finisher in the 200 back (2:06.81), coming in second overall, and added top-five results in the 100 back (58.05) and 400 IM (4:41.55) at Iowa (Jan. 21)
• Recorded career-low marks to finish second in the 50 back and third in the 100 IM against Arkansas and Little Rock (Jan. 28)
• Posted two top-five marks—in the 200 breast and 200 IM (2:08.34)—in first meet with the program against LSU and Tulane (Sept. 23)
• Competed in the 200 back (2:08.82) and 100 fly (1:00.53) in match-up with Auburn (Oct. 7)

As a Sophomore at UCLA (2021-22)
• Swam in three meets her second season with the Bruins
• Posted a career-best mark of 1:05.24 to qualify for the B Final of the 100 breast at the UNLV Invitational (Dec. 17-19)
• Recorded her best times of the season in both the 100 (57.64) and 200 (2:10.90) fly as well as the 200 IM (2:06.16) at that event also, winning the C Final in the 200 fly

As a Freshman at UCLA (2020-21)
• Competed in three regular-season meets her first season at the collegiate level
• Earned a third-place finish in the 200 IM (2:06.35) in a win over Fresno State in her Bruin debut
• Added a career-best 56.67 mark in the 100 fly at that meet
• Finished with career bests in both the 200 fly (2:03.88) and 200 IM (2:04.13) in dual-meet victory over USC (Feb. 12-13)

The Smith File
• Majors are medicine, health & society and neuroscience
• Was a four-year letterwinner at Campolindo High while also swimming for Orinda Aquatics
• Earned National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association All-America honors
• Was a USA Swimming Scholastic All-America selection and was named a California Interscholastic Federation Scholar-Athlete during her prep career
• Served as team captain for the Cougars
• Set a club record with a 2:01.50 mark in the preliminary heats of the 200 IM at the 2019 CIF North Coast Section Championship, going on to place second in the A Final of the event
• Finished sixth in the 200 IM (2:04.19) at the Speedo Champions Series in Carlsbad, Calif.
• After finishing second in the 200 IM at the section championship with a time of 2:03.48 her junior year would go on to place seventh at the distance at the state meet
• Other events she set personal-best times at the prep level included the 50 (25.59), 100 (52.34) and 500 free (4:59.56), 100 (54.67) and 200 fly (2:03.42), and 400 IM (4:23.70)
• Has a twin brother, Tyler, as well as two sisters, Adriana and Charlotte
• Her mother, Amy, swam at Cal
• Other hobbies and interests include baking, cooking, yoga, hiking, and listening to country music

Why Vanderbilt: “I chose Vanderbilt for its prestigious academics and high-level swimming in such a dominant conference. The coaching staff is incredibly supportive, and the girls have cultivated such an incredible team culture. The campus is gorgeous, I am looking forward to exploring Nashville. Anchor Down.”