Rachael Cretten is a member of The Loveleys, a group of women who took 17 hours 50 minutes 50 seconds to swim 56 miles around the Isle of Wight in a island circumnavigation swim in September 2011. Liane Llewellyn (a 2-way English Channel swimmer), Kathy Batts (2-way English Channel swimmer), Lucy Donnelly, Paula Foreman and Becky Hedges were the other members.
Cretten started swimming at Beaver Swimming Club, then at 10 she decided to get more competitive so she joined Black Lion, did the usual gala's, Medways and Southern Counties. Back in 2009 she entered the British Gas Great North Swim - and loved it. In 2010 she did the Great East, Great North and Great London swim - and she officially got the bug for outdoor swimming.