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Birth date: September 5, 1984
Hometown: Victoria, BC
Current Residence: Montreal, QC
Current Club: Pacific Storm
Education: Degree in Sociology from Concordia University ‘09Years on the National Team: 8
Rachel started her aquatic sports career as a competitive swimmer when she was 9. She made the switch to water polo following in her older sisters’ footsteps. The rest is history. She has been representing Pacific Storm on the domestic scene since she was a cadet. She then played on the Junior National Team for two cycles from 1999 to 2003. She helped her team secure the Gold Medal at Junior World Aquatic Championships in Calgary in 2003 when she stopped the last penalty shot in a nail-biting shoot-out. Her outstanding performance earned her the title of ‘Most Valuable Goalie’ of the tournament. Rachel has been playing on the senior team since 2003, when she attended the Pan-American Games in Santo Domingo, and the World Championships in Barcelona. Since then she has helped her team earn a number of medals, including a bronze at World Championships in 2005, and a silver at World Championships in 2009 (where she again earned the title of ‘Most Valuable Goalie’). She is definitely a force to be reckoned with.
Rachel is currently working on her Graduate Diploma in Business Administration at John Molson School of Business. And when she is not training, or studying, she enjoys Bikram and Moksha Yoga.
Some of her career highlights include:
2003: FINA World Junior Aquatic Championships (Calgary, Alberta) - 1st
2003: Pan-American Games (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic) – 2nd
2003: FINA World Aquatic Championships (Barcelona, Spain) – 4th
2004: Olympic Games (Athens, Greece) – 7th
2005: FINA World Senior Championships (Montreal, Quebec) - 3rd
2007: Pan-American Games (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – 2nd
2007: FINA World Aquatic Championships (Melbourne, Australia) – 6th
2009: FINA World League Super Final (Kirishi, Russia) - 2nd
2009: FINA World Aquatic Championships (Rome, Italy) - 2nd
2009: FINA World Aquatic Championships (Rome, Italy) - MVG
Nickname: Dom, Dobi
Birth date: October 26, 1984
Current Club: CAMO
Years on the National Team: 5
Dominique started playing water polo at the age of 9, at her local club in Montreal (CAEM). She eventually made the switch to her current club team, CAMO. She made the Junior National Team at the age of 17. In 2003, in Calgary, Alberta, she helped her team secure the Gold Medal at the Junior World Aquatic Championships. She made her Senior National Team debut in front of her home crowd in Montreal, at the 2005 FINA World Aquatic Championships, where her team earned a bronze medal. She has been an integral part of the team ever since.
Dom is currently a part-time student at UQAM, studying kinesiology. When she isn’t training, or at school, she likes to hang out with friends, go to movies and shows, listen to music, and participate in outdoor sports (ex: snowboarding, longboarding, rock climbing, and volleyball).
Her career highlights include:
All star team at the following nationals and CSL tournaments:
April 2006: Canadian Senior National Championships
June 2005: Canadian Senior National Championships
June 2002: Canadian Junior National Championships
2009, CSL (Canadien Select League)
2008-2009: CSL, -1st
2007-2008: CSL - 1st
2007: Canadian Championships - 2nd
2006: Canadian Senior National Championships - 1st
2005: Canadian Senior National Championships - 1st
2004: Canadian Junior National Championships - 1st
2004: Canadian Senior National Championships - 3rd
2003: World Junior Championships -1st
2005: World Senior Championships - 3rd
2009: FINA World League Super Final - 2nd2009: FINA World Aquatic Championships - 2nd