Rachel Rasnick is 24 years old and has been involved with the Special Olympics Rhode Island for over 10 years. As a member of the Wampanoag Warriors,
she participates in swimming, bowling and basketball. In Rachel’s opinion, Special Olympics have significantly changed her life for the better.
By participating in various sporting events and being part of a team, she has made great friends and loves competing, as well as winning medals.
She is a huge animal-lover, and enjoys shopping, baking, and cooking. She currently has a dog and a chinchilla.
Rachel also enjoys hanging out with her friends and boyfriend. One of Rachel’s biggest passions is painting and designing jewelry.
She currently has a gallery and sells her paintings and necklaces with plans to continue this for many years to come.
Rachel was very excited to compete at the 2018 USA Games in swimming and met many new friends in Seattle.
Attending the Games was not only an honor for Rachel, but also a great accomplishment as she achieved her personal best in all her events.
She received a Silver Medal in the 50M Breaststroke, Bronze Medal in the 4 x 25 Freestyle Relay and a 5th Place Ribbon in the 50M Backstroke.
One day, Rachel would love to have to opportunity to participate at the Special Olympics World Summer Games!