Rachel  Zilinskas
Rachel Zilinskas

Indiana, Pa.

High School:
Germantown Academy


Record Book:

• Ranks third in the 200 backstroke, seventh in the 1,650 freestyle and ninth in the 500 freestyle in school history.


• Posted B cuts in the 200, 500 and 1,650 freestyle and the 100 and 200 backstroke.

• Named the recipient of the Lisa Coole Memorial Scholarship.


• Finished 14th in the 1,650 freestyle and 15th in the 500 freestyle and the 200 backstroke as the Lady Bulldogs won their second straight national championship.

• Named Second-Team All-SEC and to the SEC All-Freshman Team.

• Placed third in the 200 backstroke, sixth in the 1,650 freestyle and seventh in the 500 freestyle at the SECs as Georgia won its fifth straight league title.

• Named the SEC Female Freshman of the Week on Jan. 7 for her efforts against North Carolina State.

•Chosen as Scholar All-American by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.

• Named to the Athletic Director's Honor Roll.

High School:

• Graduated from Germantown Academy with distinguished high honors.

• Captained the Germantown Academy Aquatic Club team and was coached by Dick Shoulberg.

• Received the High School Athletic Association Award.

• Honored three times as a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American.

• Was a 12-time Eastern Interscholastic Champion.

• Placed third in the 2012 Junior Pan Pacific 10K Open Water event.

• Was a member of both the U.S. National Team and the U.S. National Youth Team (pool and open water).

• Named to the 2013-2014 USA Swimming National Junior Team for her performance on the women's open water 10K squad.


• Born September 2, 1994.

• Daughter of Mark and Susan Zilinskas.

• Majoring in Pre-Business and Statistics.

Collegiate Personal Bests:

200 Freestyle 1:47.35 14 UGA Fall Invitational

500 Freestyle 4:39.31 14 SEC Championships

1,650 Freestyle 15:59.51 14 SEC Championships

100 Backstroke 54.08 14 UGA Fall Invitational

200 Backstroke 1:52.70 14 SEC Championships

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