Race Video: Rachel Bootsma Faces Adversity with Racing Outdoors in the Women’s 50 m Back

by Gisselle Kohoyda 5

August 11th, 2014 National, News

Rachel Bootsma hugged the lane line the whole race but ended up taking the A final with a time of 28.35. Cheyenne Coffman took second and Oliva Smoliga took third.

Clara Smiddy took the B final with a time of 28.95 as Madison Kennedy took second with a time of 29.15.

Taylor Garcia took the C final with a time of  29.35.

A Final: Rachel Bootsma, Cal, 28.35, Lane 4

B Final: Clara Smiddy, AKS, 28.95, Lane 5

C Final: Taylor Garcia, BC, 29.35, Lane 3

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SUNY cal

Another good reason that these big qualifying meets should be indoors!! She practices everyday outside at Cal and still was all over lane lines!!!


The video is of the 50 breast not the 50 backstroke.

bobo gigi

Rachel is a very pretty girl. 😎
And happy she has qualified too. 🙂

About Gisselle Kohoyda

Midland, Michigan native Gisselle Kohoyda is all too familiar with life in the pool and on the deck, even with her late start in the sport at the age of 14. This part time coach and full time breaststroker focuses her driven energy towards social media management, journalism, writing practices, …

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