Vanderbilt Swimming capped off its final home meet by honoring its senior class who own a combined 11 established records.
Commodores take on Kentucky Friday, and honor seniors Saturday against Arkansas
Prelims start at 10 a.m. each day; finals begin at 6 p.m.
The Commodores will recognize the teams five seniors prior to the meet.
Elly Faulkner broke both the 400 IM and 100 breast records
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Vanderbilt Swimming 2015-6 Head/Team shots. Photos by Joe Howell. (9/11/15)
In 2014-15 Organ and the 'Dores went 10-9, defeating Campbell, WKU, UALR, UWF, UNF, Marshall, Xavier and Wingate. At the 2015 SEC Championships, Vanderbilt opened and closed the competition breaking a school record. In all, the Commodores broke eight school records in the Auburn Tiger’s pool and finished 12th with 173 points. In all, five freshman records were set during the 2014-15 season. Organ brought in several talented freshmen that proved to be essential to the Commodores success in the freestyle, butterfly, backstroke and relay events.
He continues to show improvement with a program that was resurrected in 2006.To cap off the 2013 season the Commodores broke 14 school records at SECs, only to out-do the feat last season setting 15 school marks. Vandy also posted six NCAA B-cuts in the 2014 season SEC Championships, two better than the 2012-13 season.
During the 2011-12 season, he oversaw his 200 medley relay team that set a new school record at the SEC Championships and Caroline Thomas set a new school record in the 100 yard freestyle, while four individual swimmers set new personal records at the SEC Championships. The squad picked up meet wins versus Marshall and Arkansas-Little Rock for the season.
The 2010-11 squad continued to improve throughout the season, culminating with seven school records being set at the 2011 SEC Championships (five individual, two relay). The team also scored a dual meet win at Marshall.
This came following a 2009-10 season that saw progress, as well. While the team finished 10th at the SEC Championships, the swimmers posted 92% season best times with almost half being lifetime bests.
In 2006, Organ directed the first swim team at Vanderbilt since the 1992 season when the university was forced to drop the team. The Commodores finished the season with an 0-3 dual meet record and finished 10th at the team's first Southeastern Conference meet since 1992.
Before coming to Vanderbilt, Organ served as the senior assistant coach of the Nashville Aquatic Club, one of swimming's most competitive club teams. While coaching the NAC, Organ mentored six national championship qualifiers in addition to assisting 20 swimmers earn Division I scholarships.
Organ also served as the senior coach at the Greater Pensacola Aquatic Club. While in Pensacola, the club produced several national qualifiers and national age group top-16 swimmers.
Organ enjoyed a highly successful collegiate career, swimming at the University of North Dakota. While at UND, Organ was a six-time All-American. Organ also earned North Central Conference Swimmer of the Year honors in 1995.
Following graduation, Organ stayed with North Dakota to become Head Assistant Coach from 1996-2000. He helped establish the swimming strength and conditioning program, supervising student-athlete's academic progress and implementing community service programs.
While working as a coach at UND, Organ also served as the head coach for the Forks Area Swim Team. During that time, he garnered North Dakota Age Group Coach of the Year honors in 1998 and 1999.
Organ also has extensive experience in overseeing the growth of several swim programs, including the Great Pensacola Aquatic Club, where he nearly doubled the senior swim program in just two years. Also, while Organ was with the Nashville Aquatic Club, the program grew from 250 participants in 2002, to over 300 swimmers in 2005.
A native of Cranbrook British Columbia Canada, Organ is married to the former Margaret Davidson. They have two daughters, Ella and Kathryn Rose, and are the proud owners of two dogs, Nash and Napa.
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