Taylor Carey - Swimming - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Taylor Carey Season 2023-24

Class Sophomore
Hometown San Marino, Calif.
High School Mayfield Senior School
Major Human & Organizational Development

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Career Honors
• 2023-24 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2022-23 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

Career-Best Times (collegiate)
50 Breast: 30.58 at SEC Championships, 2.23.24
100 Breast: 1:04.30 at SEC Championships, 2.23.24
200 Breast: 2:19.81 at Gamecock Invitational, 11.17.23
100 Fly: 1:02.01 at Queens/Richmond, 11.5.22
200 IM: 2:09.92 at Gamecock Invitational, 11.16.22

As a Sophomore (2023-24)
• Ranked third in both the 100 and 200 breast on the team’s season performer list
• Posted a career-low mark in the 100 breast at the SEC Championships (Feb. 20-24), also swimming the 200 breast (2:19.88) and 200 IM (2:14.23) at the meet
• Qualified for the B Final in both the 100 (1:05.30) and 200 breast at the Gamecock Invitational (Nov. 15-17), posting a career-best time in the latter race
• Was the Dores’ top finisher in the 200 breast (2:21.72) at Illinois (Nov. 4)
• Led Vandy in the 200 breast (2:22.77) after placing second overall in win over Iowa (Oct. 28), also finishing fourth in the 100 breast (1:07.08)
• Earned a third-place finish in the 100 breast (1:07.32) to help the Commodores defeat Tulane (Feb. 2)
• Touched the wall third in the 200 breast (2:23.63) in season-opening match-up with Florida (Sept. 29)
• Recorded top-five results in the 100 and 200 breast in meet against Miami (Fla.) and Iowa (Jan. 2)

As a Freshman (2022-23)
• Ended the season ranked second on the Commodores’ performer list in both the 100 and 200 breast, and was also fourth in the 200 IM
• Posted season-low times in the 100 (1:05.09) and 200 (2:20.05) breast, competing in the 200 IM (2:12.44) as well, at the SEC Championships (Feb. 14-18)
• Recorded a then career-best time in the prelims of the 100 breast (1:05.53) to advance to the B Final of the event at the Gamecock Invitational (Nov. 17)
• Had career-best marks in the 50 free and 100 fly in meet against Richmond and Queens (Nov. 4-5)
• Also placed third at that meet with her performance in the 200 breast (2:23.27)
• Touched the wall second in the 200 breast (2:23.56) and was third in the 100 breast (1:06.75) at Iowa (Jan. 21)
• Finished third in the 200 and fourth in the 100 (1:06.43) breast in her collegiate debut against LSU and Tulane (Sept. 23) with a career-best time in the former race
• Placed fourth in the 200 breast (2:25.31) in Dores’ defeat of North Florida and Georgia Southern (Oct. 15)

The Carey File
• A human & organizational development major
• Swam for Mayfield Senior School and the Rose Bowl Aquatics club prior to coming to Vanderbilt
• Earned All-America honors in the 100 breast in 2021
• Was a four-time Scholastic All-American
• Named Mayfield’s academic athlete of the year as a senior
• Chosen the team’s MVP following her first and last seasons with the program, and was also selected the swimmer of the year when she was a junior
• Helped lead the Cubs to the California Interscholastic Federation Division III championship her junior season
• Qualified for the CIF state championships in the 100 breast when she was a senior, posting a mark of 1:03.84 in the preliminaries
• Placed third in the A Final of the 100 breast at the CIF Southern Section Championships that spring, also making the B Finals in the 100 fly at that meet
• Won the 100 breast at the section championships with a career-best time of 1:03.68 in 2021
• Posted 2:17.06 mark — a personal-best time — in the 200 breast A Final at the 2022 Speedo Sectionals in Carlsbad, California
• Daughter of Katie and Tim Carey
• Father played basketball at Harvard
• Is the youngest of four children
• Older brother, Mac, earned honorable mention All-America honors in water polo at Santa Clara

Why Vanderbilt: “Vanderbilt’s unmatched balance of athletics and academics drew me in, and the compassion of the coaches and team sold me on the school. The support offered to student-athletes at Vanderbilt is unlike any other, and Coach Chelsea and Coach Jeremy’s belief in their swimmers and program is clear. I cannot wait to experience that support firsthand.”