Vanderbilt Readies for SEC Championships

Commodores travel to Auburn to compete

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Vanderbilt swimming team travels to Auburn, Alabama, to compete in the 2020 SEC Championships hosted by Auburn University beginning Tuesday.

“We’re looking forward to a great week,” Vanderbilt head coach Jeremy Organ said. “Overall, the team has been looking great and I am excited to begin competition.

The Commodores enter the championships after earning three-consecutive victories. In their final regular season meet, the Dores swept Little Rock and Ouachita Baptist in a tri-meet hosted by Little Rock.

Vanderbilt finished the regular season sporting an even 6-6 record to head into the championships.

The Commodores are set to face 12 opponents this week, including nine ranked in the top 25.

Last season, sophomore Tonner DeBeer led the Dores to set both a freshman and school record in her SEC championship debut.

DeBeer touched in at 54.36 in the 100-yard backstroke to break the previous record time of 54.53 followed by setting the freshman record in the 50 free with a time of 23.19.

This week’s championship will mark the last one for the seniors.

“Swimming for Vanderbilt has given me some of my best friends and greatest memories,” senior Sophie Halper said. “I’m beyond excited and thankful to finish out my career with some good racing and my teammates at my side.”

Competition will kick off Tuesday evening with the 200-yard medley relay followed by the 800-yard free relay.

The prelims will begin at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday through Friday and  finals are set to begin at 5:30 p.m. Both sessions will be aired on SEC Network+.

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


Order of Events


200 Medley Relay, 800 Free Relay


500 Free, 200 IM, 50 Free


400 IM, 100 Fly, 200 Free


200 Fly, 100 Back, 100 Breast, 400 Medley Relay


1650 Free, 200 Back, 100 Free, 200 Breast, 400 Free Relay