Eden Prairie Swimmer Headed to Olympics
Last night swimmer Rachel Bootsma Eden earned a spot on the Olympic team by finishing second in the 100-meter backstroke. The 18-year-old Eden Prairie athlete even beat 11-time Olympic medalist Natalie Coughlin. “Coming back just 20 minutes after the semifinals of the 200 freestyle, she chased down Coughlin on the return lap to win with an American record of 58.85 seconds,” according to KARE 11. Way to go, Rachel! Good luck in London.