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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

7 W
5 L
0 T
Season Archives

2019-20 | 2018-19

Season Scores

points

Swimming (Varsity)


win

Swimming (Varsity)

vs. Kingswood Oxford and Kent


Game Summary
win: 99-71

Swimming (Varsity)

vs. Westover School


Game Summary
loss: 43-56

Swimming (Varsity)

vs. Williston Northampton School


Game Summary
win: 64-30

Swimming (Varsity)

vs. Wilbraham & Monson Academy


Game Summary
win: 95-61

Swimming (Varsity)

vs. Westover School


Game Summary
win: 66-28

Swimming (Varsity)

vs. Wilbraham & Monson Academy


Game Summary
win: 68-26

Swimming (Varsity)

vs. Hamden Hall Country Day School


Game Summary
points

Swimming (Varsity)

vs. The Hopkins School


points

Swimming (Varsity)

vs. Convent of the Sacred Heart


loss: 13-91

Swimming (Varsity)

vs. Miss Porter's School


Game Summary
win

Swimming (Varsity)

vs. Westover School


Game Summary
loss: 33-69

Swimming (Varsity)

vs. Westminster School


Game Summary
loss: 37-56

Swimming (Varsity)

vs. Wilbraham & Monson Academy


Game Summary
points

Swimming (Varsity)

vs. Canterbury School


points

Swimming (Varsity)

vs. The Kent School


points

Swimming (Varsity)

vs. Westminster School


loss

Swimming (Varsity)

vs. Kingswood Oxford School


Game Summary
points

Swimming (Varsity)

vs. The Rectory School


Upcoming Games

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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.

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 third year as head coach to the swim program. Most recently in 2020, Walker’s swimming was named a Finalist at the Division III New England Championship meet. Walker’s has been the host of the championship meet for five consecutive years.

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.

Lee-Ann Harris P'13

Assistant Coach

lharris@ethelwalker.org

860-408-4297

Lee-Ann Harris is in her second season as the assistant coach of the swim team. She has been swimming for as long as she can remember. She was on the varsity swim team at Trinity College (DIII) for four years. Coach Harris still enjoys swimming (and lifeguarding) during the early morning free swim time here at school.

Julia Sheldon

Assistant Coach

jsheldon@ethelwalker.org

860-408-4335

Dr. Julia Sheldon enters her third 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 8 finish in the 100 backstroke at the Central California Sectional meet during her senior year.
Outside of coaching, Coach 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