Welcome to the Family

Vanderbilt swimming officially welcomes six members of the Class of 2026

by Isabelle Dorman

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt swimming officially welcomed six members of the Class of 2026 to the Commodore family on National Signing Day on Friday.

“I’m really happy with this class,” head coach Jeremy Organ said. “It’s a good group that is going to help us in every event. It’s just a complete class that will keep the program moving forward toward the progress we want to see over the next four years.”

The group hails from four different states, including California (Carey and Ravarino), Kentucky (Mercer), Texas (Bosuro and Hall), and Tennessee (DiPasquale).

A complete list and breakdown of each new Commodore is below.

Ryen Bosuro
Hometown: Mansfield, Texas
High School: Lake Ridge High School
Club: Mansfield Aquatic Club
Best Events/Times: 50 free (23.87), 100 free (51.28), 200 free (1:51:83), 100 back (57.61)
Why Vandy?: “Vanderbilt was an easy choice for me. After touring the campus and meeting the team, I knew it was where I wanted to spend the next four years. Being in the SEC and having great teammates makes Vanderbilt the perfect place for me to pursue both my academic and athletic interests!”

Taylor Carey
Hometown: Los Angeles, California
High School: Mayfield Senior School
Club: Rose Bowl Aquatics
Events: 100 and 200 breaststroke
Why Vandy?: “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 Jeremey’s belief in their swimmers and program is clear. I cannot wait to experience that support firsthand.”

Meredith DiPasquale
Hometown: Franklin, Tenn.
High School: Brentwood Academy
Club: Excel Aquatics
Events: 100 Butterfly (55:69), 200 Butterfly (2:05:17), 100 Breaststroke (57.39)
Additional Accolades: Scholastic All-American, Excel Aquatics National Team member, Brentwood Academy Varsity Swim team captain, and National Honor Society member
Why Vandy?: “I chose Vanderbilt because of the prestigious academics and high caliber SEC athletics. I am excited about the rigor and opportunities that it will create. The preparation for post-graduate employment is also unmatched. Anchor Down!”

Kendall Hall
Hometown: Austin, Texas
High School: Saint Andrew’s Episcopal School
Club: Longhorn Aquatics
Events: 100, 200, and 500 free
Why Vandy?: “I chose Vanderbilt because of the unique combination of great academics, an amazing city, and the opportunity to be in the SEC. I immediately felt welcomed by the girls on the team and knew that Vanderbilt was the place I wanted to be for the next four years!”

Caroline Mercer
Hometown: Louisville, KY 
High School: Louisville Collegiate School
Club: Lakeside Swim Team
Events: 200 back, 100 back, & 400 IM
Additional Accolades: Leukemia and Lymphoma Student of the Year and Academic and Service Honor Roll
Why Vandy?: “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!”

Jenna Ravarino
Hometown: Concord, California
High School: Carondelet High School
Club: Orinda Aquatics
Best Events/Times: 50 free scy (23.96), 50 free lcm (26.61), 100 free scy (52.13), 100 free lcm (59.25), 100 fly scy (57.03)
Additional Accolades: National Honor Society, California Scholarship Federation and Scholastic All American
Why Vandy?: “I chose Vanderbilt University because of the incredible academic rigor and the high-level SEC athletics. I am excited to be a part of an outstanding swim program that will challenge me to be the best swimmer, teammate and person I can be.”