Coach Rachel has been coaching swimming for over 15 years, acting as a USA Swim Coach for the Minneapolis YWCA Otters, then for the Centennial, CO based team, ACES, where she was a swimmer herself, before joining ranks with the wonderful coaches here at PPA. Once upon a time, she swam for St Olaf College, where she discovered a lifelong love of butterfly. In 2014, she took part in a relay crossing of the English Channel, and still leaps at the opportunity to do a new open water swim… provided the distance is manageable. She credits her amazing coaches and coworkers over the years in helping her understand proper technique and learn how to train hard while remaining injury-free.
Coach Rachel’s full-time occupation is teaching Chemistry and Earth Science at CIVA Charter High School just on the other side of I-25!