History in the Making: GWA's competitive swimming program made an impressive splash soon after its debut in 2000. Jason Howard earned All-State Swimming honors in 2001 and placed first in the 100 Fly, 100 Back, 100 Breast and 100 Freestyle. The team was state runner-up in the GISA Boys championships in 2004, 2005 and 2006. Stand-out swimmers Cedar and Berekely Hawks both earned scholarships to swim for Berry College.
The program and its talented swimmers continue to grow and capture attention. In 2018, eighth grade swimmer Charlie Stout was invited to train at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado.
Coach Mitchell launched the George Walton Academy swim program in 2000. She earned an A.S. in Recreation Administration from Young Harris College and a B.S. in Education from Florida Atlantic University,. She served as Head Swim Coach at Lauderdale Isles Yacht Club and at Lighthouse Point Yacht and Racquet Club. She also held the position of Assistant Swim Coach at Pine Crest Preparatory School in Fort Lauderdale, and was Assistant Manager at the International Swimming Hall of Fame Pool. She is married to Billy Mitchell (GWA 77) and both of her children graduated from GWA and Ole Miss. She was born and raised in Fort Lauderdale, and currently resides in Walton County on The Mitchell Family Farm.
Manager – George Zupko
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Team schedules are provided in several formats: calendar, list, and printable at-a-glance.
*Please note that printable schedules below are always subject to change. Double check with "live" calendars above for any last minute changes.*