2000 INDUCTION TO THE RHODE ISLAND AQUATIC HALL OF FAME
Rebecca began her swimming career at the East Side YMCA and later the Cranton YMCA. In 1981, Rebecca began competition for the Little Rhody Aquatic Club. It was there that her swimming talents began to flourish and she established herself as one of New England’s premier distance swimmers.
In 1982, Rebecca was the Rhode Island Senior Champion in the 200, 500, and 1650 yard freestyle events, set state senior records in the 500 and 1650 freestyles, and was named Rhode Island Swimmer of the Year. In 1983, Rebecca was the New England Senior Champion in the 1500 meter freestyle and 1650 yard freestyle events both in state record times. She also qualified for and competed in National Junior Olympic Championships in Columbia, South Carolina and Tuscaloosa, Alabama in 1983 and 1984.
After graduating from Classical High School in 1984, Rebecca went to Dartmouth where she continued her swimming successes. During her collegiate swimming career, Rebecca set 13 pool and school records, was team captain and, in 1988, was one of three finalists for the Kurtz Award for the Outstanding Female Athlete at Dartmouth.
Rebecca currently resides in New York City.