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2019-2020 Varsity Swimming

Our swim program centers on improving each individual’s speed through honing technique and mental awareness. The program emphasizes team building in order to achieve individual success by producing athletes who are physically stronger, more confident, willing to take risks, and who understand the importance of goal setting and unity.

Our League Affiliations:

Walker’s swimming program competes in Division 3 of the New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC). Walker’s is also a member school in the prestigious Founders League. League competitors include Choate, Taft, Hotchkiss, Loomis, Westminster, Kent, Kingswood Oxford, and Miss Porter’s.

Team Stats

Season

Record

20 W
14 L
1 T
0 W
0 L
0 T
10 W
3 L
0 T
0 W
0 L
0 T
7 W
5 L
0 T
3 W
6 L
1 T
0 W
0 L
0 T

Schedule

Date
Time
Opponent
Location
Score
Status
Details
Score
12/11/2019
-
3:30pm
The Rectory School
12/14/2019
-
2:30pm
Kingswood Oxford School
01/18/2020
-
2:30pm
The Kent School
01/18/2020
-
2:30pm
Westminster School
01/22/2020
-
3:00pm
Canterbury School
01/25/2020
33-69
2:00pm
Westminster School
01/25/2020
37-56
2:00pm
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
01/29/2020
13-91
3:30pm
Miss Porter's School
01/29/2020
-
3:30pm
Westover School
02/01/2020
-
1:00pm
The Hopkins School
02/01/2020
-
1:00pm
Convent of the Sacred Heart
02/12/2020
66-28
4:00pm
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
02/12/2020
68-26
4:00pm
Hamden Hall Country Day School
02/15/2020
95-61
2:00pm
Westover School
02/19/2020
43-56
3:00pm
Williston Northampton School
02/19/2020
64-30
3:00pm
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
02/22/2020
99-71
2:00pm
Westover School
02/29/2020
-
11:00am
Kingswood Oxford and Kent
03/05/2022
-
8:00am
NEPSAC Championships
12/05/2018
-
3:30pm
The Rectory School
12/08/2018
-
2:30pm
Kingswood Oxford School
01/12/2019
-
2:30pm
Westminster School
01/12/2019
-
2:30pm
Kent School
01/16/2019
-
3:00pm
Cheshire Academy
01/16/2019
-
2:00pm
Canterbury School
01/19/2019
24-24
3:00pm
Westminster School
01/19/2019
30-63
3:00pm
Wilbrham and Monson Academy
01/23/2019
50-44
3:30pm
Westover School
01/23/2019
-
3:00pm
Miss Porter's
01/26/2019
-
2:00pm
Convent of the Sacred Heart
01/26/2019
-
2:00pm
Hopkins School
02/06/2019
110.5-88
2:30pm
Hamdem Country Day School
02/06/2019
110.5-150
3:30pm
Cheshire Academy
02/06/2019
110.5-279.5
3:30pm
Wilbraham and Monson Academy
02/13/2019
15-79
3:00pm
Williston Northampton Academy
02/13/2019
40-54
3:00pm
Wilbraham and Monson Academy, Avon Old Farms
02/16/2019
94-71
2:30pm
Westover School
02/23/2019
-
11:00am
Founders League
03/02/2019
-
9:00am
New Englands
12/13/2017
-
10:30am
Westover School
01/13/2018
-
9:30am
Kent School, Westminster School
01/17/2018
-
10:00am
Canterbury School, Cheshire Academy
02/19/2022
-
2:00pm
Rectory School
12/08/2021
78-84
4:00pm
Indian Mountain School
12/11/2021
171-161
12:00pm
Kingswood Oxford School
01/15/2022
-
2:30pm
Kent School
01/15/2022
-
2:30pm
Westminster School
01/19/2022
-
2:30pm
Canterbury School
01/22/2022
-
2:00pm
Westminster School
01/22/2022
-
2:00pm
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
01/26/2022
41-58
3:30pm
Miss Porter's School
01/26/2022
67-27
3:30pm
Westover School
01/28/2022
30-62
4:30pm
Hopkins School
11/20/2021
-
1:00pm
Sacred Heart Greenwich
02/09/2022
54-26
4:00pm
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
02/09/2022
51-34
4:00pm
Hamden Hall Country Day School
02/12/2022
50-38
3:30pm
Westover School
02/12/2022
48-41
3:30pm
Kingswood Oxford School
02/12/2022
-
3:30pm
Hamden Hall Country Day School
02/16/2022
-
3:00pm
Williston Northampton School
02/16/2022
-
3:00pm
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
02/19/2022
62-39
2:00pm
Westover School
02/19/2022
51-22
2:00pm
The MacDuffie School
02/26/2022
-
11:00am
Founders League Championship
03/05/2022
-
8:00am
NEPSAC Championship
01/28/2022
27-65
4:30pm
Sacred Heart Greenwich
02/12/2022
64-22
3:30pm
Northfield Mount Herman
03/03/2018
-
7:00am
New England Championship
02/24/2018
-
11:30am
Founders League Championship
02/17/2018
-
2:00pm
Westover School
02/14/2018
-
3:00pm
Williston Northampton School/Wilbraham & Monson Academy
02/07/2018
-
3:00pm
Wilbraham & Monson Academy/Hamden Hall Country Day School/Cheshire Academy
01/27/2018
-
12:00pm
Convent of the Sacred Heart
01/24/2018
-
3:00pm
Miss Porter's School/Canterbury School/Cheshire Academy
01/20/2018
-
3:30pm
Westminster School/Wilbraham & Monson Academy
01/17/2018
-
3:00pm
Canterbury School/Cheshire Academy
01/13/2018
-
2:30pm
Westminster School/Kent School
12/13/2017
-
3:30pm
Westover School
12/09/2017
-
2:30pm
The Rectory School
01/28/2022
75-2
4:30pm
Christian Heritage School
03/05/2017
-
9:00am
New England Division III Championships
02/25/2017
-
8:00am
Founder League Championships
02/18/2017
-
3:30pm
Westover School
02/15/2017
-
3:00pm
Williston Northampton School/Wilbraham & Monson Academy
02/08/2017
-
3:00pm
Hamden Hall Country Day School/Wilbraham & Monson Academy/Cheshire Academy
12/07/2022
-
3:30pm
Rectory School
12/07/2022
-
3:30pm
Indian Mountain School
01/18/2023
-
3:00pm
Canterbury School
01/21/2023
-
2:00pm
Westminster School
01/21/2023
-
2:00pm
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
01/21/2023
-
2:00pm
Eaglebrook School
01/25/2023
-
3:30pm
Miss Porter's School
01/25/2023
-
3:30pm
Westover School
01/28/2023
-
2:00pm
Hopkins School
01/28/2023
-
2:00pm
Sacred Heart
02/08/2023
-
4:00pm
Hamden Hall Country Day School
02/08/2023
-
4:30pm
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
02/15/2023
-
3:00pm
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
02/15/2023
-
3:00pm
Williston Northampton School
02/15/2023
-
3:00pm
Avon Old Farms
02/18/2023
-
3:00pm
Westover School
02/18/2023
-
3:00pm
Rectory School
02/25/2023
-
8:00am
Founders League
03/04/2023
-
8:00am
NEPSAC Division III Championships

Scrapbook

Walker’s Swim Team completed over 41 miles in one hour during one of their afternoon practices in February and raised more than $4,000 for The Edward J. Madden Open Hearts Camp as the designated charity. Twenty athletes swam 100 laps or more, and many of them didn’t stop even one time during the hour-long event.

2019-20 Varsity Swimming Gallery

2019-2020 Season Photo Album: Click the gallery above to view game photos from the winter 2019-2020 season.

The 2019-2020 Team

Team Roster

Walker's Athletic Logo
  • Swimmers
  • Sophia Botero ’21
  • Hayley Bravin ’20
  • Cristina Cerezo Fransitorra ’22
  • Catherine de Wolff ’23
  • Liyan Du ’23
  • Charlotte Furia ’25
  • Alexia Grech ’23
  • Abby Grimaldi ’21
  • Asha Haug ’22
  • Akira Hippolyte ’22
  • Ana Hunt ’22
  • Sophie Lawry ’25
  • Jane Li ’20
  • Kathrin Ludz ’20
  • Lucia Morales ’25
  • Isabel O'Donnell ’20
  • Lucy Oneglia ’25
  • Daphne Peterson ’21
  • Claire Shemo ’21
  • Natalie Stewart ’23
  • Kayla Sudol ’23
  • Katherine Tang ’22
  • Molly Thacker ’24
  • Emmy Vitali ’20
  • Allison Wall ’22
  • Mackenzie Zeytoonjian ’21

Coaches

Kati Eggert

Head Coach

keggert@ethelwalker.org

860-408-4290

Coach Eggert enters her fourth year as head coach to the swim program. Most recently in 2020, Walker’s swimming was named finalists at the Division III New England Championship meet. Walker’s has been the host of the championship meet for five consecutive years. In the 2020-2021 season, the team was able to hold several virtual meets, including one official meet where the team earned NISCA Silver-Team and one senior was named NISCA Academic All-American. Eggert is also the athletic director and aquatics director, coaches varsity softball, and serves as a Middle School advisor.

Prior to Walker’s, Coach Eggert was the swim coach and assistant athletic director at Westover School where she coached since 2011 field hockey, swimming, and softball. In her final season as head coach, she led Westover to the school’s first CISAC athletic conference championship in 2017. Prior to her tenure at Westover, she was a three-sport varsity athlete at Drew University. Her sports included field hockey, softball, and swimming. While at Drew she earned All-Academic Conference recognition, served as captain to the swim team, and medaled in multiple Landmark Conference Championships. She earned her B.A. in Art and Secondary Education from Drew University, teaching certification from the College of St. Elizabeth, and earned her Master of Science in Sports Management from Southern New Hampshire University.

Julia Sheldon

Assistant Coach

jsheldon@ethelwalker.org

860-408-4335

Julia Sheldon enters her fourth year as an assistant coach in the swim program. She has been swimming her entire life and at this point probably has more chlorine in her veins than anything else. She swam competitively from elementary through high school and her swim career culminated with a top eight finish in the 100 backstroke at the Central California Sectional meet during her senior year. Outside of coaching, Dr. Sheldon serves as a teacher in the science department and is an upper school advisor. She also coaches JV tennis in the spring.

Season End Recap

NEPSAC Division III Finalists

The 2019-2020 swim season saw the most success in program history, completing the winter season as Finalists in the NEPSAC Division III Championship out of 12 girls’ teams. Walker’s best finish at this championship prior had been 5th place in 2017. This season, the team had three All-NEPSAC swimmers in addition to all three relays making the podium. Walker’s finished with its greatest number of points in the meet with 326. In addition to being named Finalists, the 12 upper school varsity members also were named National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association Bronze Scholar Team for a team GPA above 3.2. Two seniors were also named NISCA Academic All-Americans for GPA over 3.75. Walker’s also had two second place individual finishes at the Founders League Championship, where the team placed 5th of 7 teams.

Walker’s graduates three varsity seniors but looks to gain momentum with a talented influx of swimmers for the 2020-2021 campaign under head coach Kati Eggert in her third season.

Other Resources

Founders League

NCAA.org

National Collegiate Athletic Association

NCAA.org

New England Preparatory School Athletic Council (NEPSAC)

NEPSAC.org