Rachel O'Grady
Rachel O'Grady
Height: 5-10
Year: So.
Hometown: Sarasota, Fla.
High School: Pine View
Position: Distance, Back
Major: Mechanical and Ocean Engineering

Collegiate Personal Bests
50-Free - 25.90
100-Free - 56.41
200-Free - 1:56.25
500-Free - 5:09.08
1000-Free - 10:35.99
1650-Free - 17:30.88
100-Back - 59.77
200-Back - 2:08.09
400-IM - 4:42.74

2017-18: At the 2018 MIT Winter Invitational, finished fifth in the 1650 free in 17:35.42, tenth in the 500 free in 5:15.77 and 12th in the 200 free in 1:59.25 … during the regular season, registered three second place finishes including once in the 1000 free against WPI & Bowdoin, once in the 200 back against Springfield and once in the 400 free relay against Cornell.

2016-17:
At the NEWMAC Championship, placed fourth in the 1650 with a season best time of 17:30.88, sixth in the 500 free in a season best time of 5:09.08 and 12th in the 100 free in 1:57.55 … at the MIT Winter Invitational, touched the wall sixth in the 1650 free (17:50.26), eighth in the 200 free (1:56.70 – season best) and the 400 free relay (3:39.14) as well as tenth in the 500 free (5:20.12), the 400 IM (4:50.39) and the 200 back (2:15.87) … during regular season dual meets, claimed two first place finishes in the 1000 free which came against Springfield & Wellesley and Tufts with times of 10:55.10 and 10:57.30, respectively … individually swam one NCAA “B” cut time as a freshman which came in the 1650 free at the NEWMAC Championship.

Out of the Pool at MIT: Majoring in mechanical and ocean engineering … completed research on a Sea Grant ocean acidification project … Resident peer mentor.

High School: A 2016 graduate of Pine View High School … four-time swimming varsity letterwinner … Scholar-Athlete … named Most Improved Swimmer … also competed for the Sarasota Sharks Swim Team … Math Honor Society … Spanish Honor Society … Science Honor Society … National Honor Society.