Name: Rachel Riddell
Sport: Water Polo
Hometown: Victoria, BC
Favorite Sports Memory: Gold Medal at the 2003 Junior World Championships, competing in the 2004 Olympic Games and placing second at the 2009 Aquatic World Championships.
How you got involved in your sport: My two older sisters and I use to competitive swim and when they made the switch over to Water Polo I followed them because I wanted to do whatever they were doing!
Favorite Quote: “I am seeking, I am striving, I am in it with all my heart” ~ Vincent van Gogh
CAN Fund Testimonial: Thank you so much for all your support and for believing in us! I feel very fortunate and extremely appreciative to have receive support from CAN FUND.
Best Result: Silver Medal at the 2009 Aquatic World Championships.
Share one valuable tool that you use on a daily basis that helps you to be the best athlete you can be: When it’s a hard week of practice I’ll watch motivational videos to get me motivated and pumped up to practice and I try to get a lot of sleep!
Who is one person in your life that has impacted your career and what was it that they taught you? My family has had the biggest impact on my career. They’re incredibly supportive and encouraging with everything that I do in my life. My parents have taught me to remain modest and appreciate what Water Polo has allowed me to do and the places it’s taken me and with hard work and dedication anything is possible.
Fun Facts: Before games during team presentations I have to have my mouth guard in the right side of my suit and my bathing cap in the right side of my robe. I have no idea why I have to have it that way; I guess it’s just a habit that’s developed into a superstition!