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Athlete Spotlight: Kaylie Walker

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Kaylie Walker

Grade—Senior
School—CVCHS
Sports—Swimming, Water Polo

Walker has been swimming and playing water polo through her four years of high school. She has placed top 10 in the competitive Diablo Athletic League meet finals in the vastly different 50- and 500-yard freestyle events. Last spring, Walker qualified and participated in the North Coast Section meet in both events. She also swam on the CVCHS 200 medley and frees relays, both of which broke school records. “As a senior, Kaylie has set the standard for the ideal CV swimmer over the last four years. Her dedication and focus in both practice and competition has been at the heart of Clayton women’s swimming and integral to its success,” says head coach Adrian Lohse.

On the Lady Eagles water polo team, Walker was the main sprinter and often played defensive hole set. Last fall, the team made it to the second round of NCS. She has been swimming for 11 years and playing water polo for five years. Walker became involved with swimming on her first summer recreational swim team, the Bishop Estates Barracudas. She now swims for the Forest Park Flyers. Walker started playing water polo for Diablo Water Polo Club in 8th grade after being encouraged by one of her swim coaches to try it. She is a member of the STEM and the Students for Civil Rights clubs at Clayton Valley Charter. She is a hardworking student who is hoping to study genetics or molecular biology at a four-year university in Southern California. Her top school choices are UCSB and Cal Poly SLO.

CVCHS student journalist Sydney Skow wrote this Spotlight.

The Pioneer congratulates Kaylie and thanks Athlete Spotlight sponsors Dr. Laura Lacey & Dr. Christopher Ruzicka who have been serving the Concord and Clayton area for 25 years at Family Vision Care Optometry. www.laceyandruzicka.com

Do you know a young athlete who should be recognized? Perhaps he or she has shown exceptional sportsmanship, remarkable improvement or great heart for the sport. Send your nomination for the Pioneer Athlete Spotlight today to sports@pioneerpublishers.com.

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