EAST HANOVER, NJ- Hanover Park's girls swimming team member Rachel Keselman, a senior, played a huge part in a recent win over Parsippany.
Rachel finished first in the 200IM and 100 Breaststroke, along with being part of three winning relay teams. Rachel has earned a varsity letter for four years and has been swimming since age seven. Her parents signed her up for the town team and at first she didn't like racing against other people, but that changed and she started to enjoy bonding with her teammates.
She is not only part of the Hanover Park team, but part of a club team MCSC, which requires rigorous practice sessions twice a day. During the summer time she would get up at 5:30am to practice. Her favorite events are the 200IM and the 100 Breaststroke, she has been accepted at Bucknell University and plans on trying out for their swim team next fall.
Rachel would like to become a chemical engineer as one of her favorite class at H.P. is Physics/pre-calc. Some fun facts about Rachel are she does NOT like to be unorganized, but her favorite quote is "what will be, will be". She loves to listen to music before, during and after a meet and she likes to work out to "The Tide is High".
Rachel sees a bright future for the Hornets swim team that has a 4-5 record for the season. Head Coach Kathryn Mills has almost 50 girls in the program and has looked for Rachel and the other seniors to create a team unity that can grow and strengthen over the season. They look forward to a season where they can be proud of their accomplishments.