About Us


Two-time Olympic Gold Medal winner Neil Walker founded Rockwall Swim School with one goal in mind: sharing his lifelong love of swimming with others. With an emphasis on good form and highly individualized coaching, Neil developed the SwimWalker™ curriculum, which accelerates students’ progress in the pool. At Rockwall Swim School, we not only employ the SwimWalker approach, we guarantee our results. We are the only swim school endorsed by the Rockwall Independent School District, and we are also a member of the U.S. Swim School Association.

State of the Art Facility

A view of the Rockwall Aquatic Center Olympic Pool.

We provide lessons year-round in the impressive Rockwall ISD Aquatic Center. Our indoor, Olympic-size pool features water that’s always heated to a comfortable 86 degrees. Large locker rooms feature showers and bathing suit dryers. Plus, pool-side bleachers give you a close-up view of each lesson!

Meet our Faculty
Our highly trained instructors are professional, patient and passionate about teaching students to swim and helping athletes achieve their highest potential. Every member of our staff is certified in first aid, CPR, and lifeguarding.

FOUNDER: Neil Walker

Neil Walker is an alumnus of the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a 25-time All-American and two-time NCAA individual champion. Walker began his career in Verona, Wisconsin, where he was born and raised. Swimming under Verona Aquatic Club coach Randy Trowbridge, Walker set state records that he holds to this day. Although recruited by several schools, including Florida, University of Southern California, Auburn, and Arizona, he decided to make his mark under head coach Eddie Reese at Texas. Neil finished his collegiate career as one of the most decorated athletes in Texas history, and as one of the best Longhorn swimmers ever. In addition to his 25 All-American awards, he won two back-to-back NCAA individual titles in the 100yd backstroke, and six individual Big XII titles. In 1997, he set an American, US Open, and NCAA record in the 100yd backstroke, with a time of 44.92, a record that still stands. He also set the NCAA record in the 50yd freestyle with a time of 19.08. His accomplishments, which were shortened by a broken hand he received the second day of the meet, earned him the NCAA Swimmer of the Year award for 1997. Since finishing college, he has gone on to swim in numerous international meets, including several World Championships, Pan Pacific Championships, and the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games. Considered one of the most versatile swimmers, Walker has held records in every stroke (breaststroke through an Individual Medley record) and over multiple distances as well.

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