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.
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.
2021 Season Photo Album
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 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.
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.