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Rachel Normand

Birthdate: July 13, 1979

Birthplace: Canton, Ohio

Current Residence: Tega Cay, SC

Height: 5’ 7”

Weight: 120 lbs.

Occupation: Homemaker, Pro Barefoot Water Skier and Teacher

Began Skiing: Age 7

Began Barefooting & Competing: Age 10

Events: Barefoot Slalom, Tricks, Jump, and Endurance

Sponsors: World Barefoot Center, Barefoot International

Hobbies: Ballet, natural health, recreational water skiing

Best Performance:
Barefoot Slalom: 15.4

Barefoot Tricks: 2,850

Barefoot Jumping: 44.3 feet (13.5 meters)

Career Highlights:

  • 2017 USA Water Ski & Wake Sports Foundation Hall of Fame Inductee
  • 8-time Overall National Barefoot Water Ski Champion – 1999, 2001-2007
  • 5-time Elite World Individual Gold Medalist - Overall and Jumping in 2006, Slalom, Tricks, and Jump in 2004
  • 4-time Elite World Barefoot Team Gold Medalist – 2000, 2002, 2004, 2006
  • 4-time Senior World Individual Gold Medalist – Slalom, Tricks, Jumping, and Overall 2018
  • Senior World Barefoot Team Gold Medalist 2018
  • World Games Silver Medalist in Slalom, Tricks, Jumping, and Overall - 2001
  • USA Water Ski’s Female Athlete of the Year - 2004
  • IWWF Barefoot Skier of the Year – 2004
  • Banana George Blair Barefooter of the Year Award – 2004
  • 4-time ABC Female Athlete of the Year – 2000, 2001, 2005, 2018
  • Olympic Training Center participant for barefoot water skiing - 1999
  • Jennifer Odem Spirit Award – 1995
  • Coach/Manager – Junior World Barefoot Water Ski Team Silver Medalist - 2005
  • Certified Barefoot Instructor (World Barefoot Instructors Association) - 2006
  • Sea World Water Ski Team, Aurora, OH 1997
  • 2018 Barefoot Worlds – Senior Women’s Slalom, Tricks, Jumping, Overall, and Team Overall Champion
  • 2018 Barefoot Nationals – Open Women’s Gold Medalist Jumping, Bronze Medalist Slalom, Tricks, and Overall
  • 2007 Barefoot Nationals - Open Women’s Slalom, Tricks, Jumping and Overall Champion
  • 2006 Barefoot Worlds – Gold Medalist Jumping, Overall, Team overall; Silver Medalist Slalom and Tricks
  • 2006 Barefoot Nationals - Open Women’s Slalom, Tricks, Jumping and Overall Champion
  • 2005 Barefoot Nationals - Open Women’s Slalom, Tricks, Jumping and Overall Champion
  • 2004 Barefoot Worlds – Gold Medalist Slalom, Tricks, Jumping, and Team Overall; Silver Medalist Overall
  • 2004 Barefoot Nationals - Open Women’s Slalom, Tricks, and Overall Champion; Silver in Jumping
  • 2003 Barefoot Nationals – Open Women’s Slalom, Tricks and Overall Champion; Silver in Jump
  • 2002 Barefoot Worlds – Silver Medalist Slalom, Tricks, Jumping, and Overall. Team Overall Champion
  • 2002 Barefoot Nationals - Open Women’s Slalom, Tricks, Jumping and Overall Champion
  • 2001 World Games – Silver Medalist Slalom, Tricks, Jumping, and Overall
  • 2001 Barefoot Nationals - Open Women’s Slalom, Tricks, Jumping and Overall Champion
  • 2000 Barefoot Worlds - Silver Medalist Slalom, Tricks, and Overall; Bronze Medalist Jumping; Team Overall Champion
  • 1999 Barefoot Nationals - Open Women’s Slalom, Tricks, Jumping and Overall Champion