Luke Waldrep Follows Sister’s Footsteps, Commits to Auburn

Luke Waldrep Follows Sister’s Footsteps, Commits to Auburn

NEW COMMIT: Auburn University has added a new verbal commitment for Fall 2025 from Olympic Trials qualifier Luke Waldrep of Chattanooga, Tennessee. His older sister, Ellie Waldrep, a three-time NCAA qualifier for the Tigers who is graduating this spring.

He will join Brody Singley as a member of the Tigers’ Class of 2029.

Regarding his commitment, he said:

“I’m beyond excited and honored to announce my commitment to Auburn University to further my academic and athletic career. I’d like to thank my family and friends for all of their support throughout this process. War Eagle”

Waldrep trains year-round with Baylor Swim Club and finished 16th in the 500 free and 18th in the mile at Juniors East back in December before going on to take 14th in the 400m IM at January’s TYR Pro Swim Series in Knoxville. Last summer, he won the 400m IM at Southeastern LCM Championships where he also placed second in the 200m IM.

His best times include:

  • 200 IM – 1:48.14
  • 400 IM – 3:50.47
  • 500 free – 4:24.00
  • 200 free – 1:37.79
  • 1650 free – 15:28.03
  • 1000 free – 9:18.03
  • 200 fly – 1:50.21

Currently a junior at Baylor School, Waldrep earned silver in both the 200 IM and 500 free at the 2024 TISCA Championships. He finished fifth in the 500 free and sixth in the 200 IM at the state meet during his sophomore season.

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