CSQ Swimmer Profile: Rachel Desoer
Nickname: Rachel “Tadpole” Desoer
From: Hamilton, ON
Height: 5 ft 13 in
Weight: 145 lbs (working on it)
Best Event: hot tub warm up
Fastest Time: 30 seconds to warm up a pizza
Although given the name Rachel by her parents, Rachel often answers to the names Rebecca, Sarah or any other name starting with an ‘R’. Her last name is Desoer (pronounced da sore). She will however, accept any pronounciation other than ‘desewer’, which she finds offensive. She was born at Mcmaster hospital in ‘the Hammer’, Ontario. At the age of 19 she gave up her lifelong ambition of being the first female butler after a dear friend made disparaging remarks about her abilities in the service industry. She then focused her attention on swimming at Juilliard, Oberlin, Mcgill and The Banff Centre. The result of her time at these schools was one bachelor degree in music, a deep love of chamber music and a low level of aquatic ability and fitness. As the newest member of the Cecilia Quartet she complains about the amount of music she has to learn, shuns administrative tasks and has yet to host a quartet event. She intends to keep these new member privileges as long as possible.