On Sunday, March 5, Walker’s hosted the 2017 New England Preparatory School Swim Association (NEPSSA) Division III Championships at Deerfield Academy. Walker’s swim team had its best finish yet at the DIII Championships, placing fifth out of 12 teams.
Seventh grader Karrah Hayes ’22 became Walker’s first New England swim champion in the 100 breast, and took third in the 200IM with a new personal and school record. New school records were also made by Erin Shanly ’19 (fourth in the 100 free), Mariela D’Alessandro ’19 and Karrah (fourth in the 200 free relay), and Lyrica Yanaway ’17, Erin, Mariela and Karrah (seventh in the 400 free relay).
Fifteen schools and 301 swimmers total were represented at the event.