Rachael grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota--the land of 10,000 lakes. She has been an active swimmer, lifeguard, and water safety instructor her whole life. In high school she stayed busy as captain of her high school's swim team and synchronized swim team. Her experience as president of the University of Minnesota's Synchronized Swim Team allowed her to further her swim career and has made teaching sculling, breath control, and fitness strokes second nature. She loves to help triathletes improve their swim technique and balance so they can have a better practice or race.