Dana began working for Chicago Athletic Clubs 14 years ago as a lifeguard. She soon began teaching swim lessons and moved up to Aquatic Director at EAC only two years later.
She has taught hundreds to swim, ranging from infants to adults. Dana also coached USA Swimming, US Masters Swimming, and served as a CAC Tri Club coach. She currently swims with the Chicago Smelts, where she has held state records in the 800M and 1500M freestyle, as well as the title of Long Distance All-Star in 2009.