Egger Chooses Maine Maritime Academy

John Egger of Marion, Massachusetts has deposited, declaring his intention to swim for Maine Maritime Academy beginning in the 2019-2020 season. The New Bedford YMCA and Bishop Stang High School Team member will study Marine Transportation Operations in Castine.
John Egger of Marion, Massachusetts has deposited, declaring his intention to swim for Maine Maritime Academy beginning in the 2019-2020 season. The New Bedford YMCA and Bishop Stang High School Team member will study Marine Transportation Operations in Castine.

John Egger of Marion, Massachusetts has deposited, declaring his intention to swim for Maine Maritime Academy beginning in the 2019-2020 season. The New Bedford YMCA and Bishop Stang High School Team member will study Marine Transportation Operations in Castine.

Events: 500 Free, 200 IM, 100 Fly

Top Times: 500 Free - 5:07.60 | 200 IM -  2:14.48 | 100 Fly - 59.1

Academic Awards and Honors: Magna Cum Laude - National Latin Exam, Academic Achievement Award 2017, 2018 Concert Band

Athletic Awards and Honors: EAC Conference Champion 2017, 2018. EAC All-Star 2017. 2018, Herald News All-Scholastic 2017, 2018. Standard Times Super Team 2018. Sectional and State Championships Qualifier 500 Free 2017, 2018. Bishop Stang Most Improved 2017. New Bedford YMCA Record Holder 1,650.

Why did you choose Maine Maritime Academy?

I chose Maine Maritime Academy first for its unprecedented opportunities for job placement in the marine industry. I have grown up on the water and wanted a college and career that allows me to continue to spend time on the water. The regimental lifestyle will allow me to grow as a person and will offer skills that will last a  lifetime. I also chose MMA to swim and sail at a collegiate level.

What will be your legacy as a Maine Maritime swimmer?

To be able to be a part of a new and growing team is a very exciting opportunity. I hope to set the precedent for a team that is hardworking and successful. I look forward to developing tradition that never graduates, and forming lifetime bonds with teammates.