The Santa Maria Times has a nice write-up about swimmer Rachael Wahl, a 2008 Olympic hopeful. On December 2, 2007, Wahl qualified for the U.S. swimming trials, which will be held in Omaha next summer (June 29 - July 6, 2008).
Wahl, age 20, swims the butterfly and individual medley. Santa Maria Swim Club coach Mike Ashmore commented on Wahl's strengths as a swimmer:
“Really, it is her work ethic that has gotten her where she is. She comes here day in and day out and does the job. She is pretty strong and athletic, but there are a lot of pretty strong and athletic people who go nowhere.”