At an early age, Emily grew up swimming at her local pool in Naperville. She eventually became an employee at the pool and spent 6 summers as a lifeguard, swim team coach, and swim instructor. Emily participated in competitive swim teams and water polo teams throughout high school. She then continued her career playing varsity water polo at the University of Michigan. She is now using her competitive edge to train for the Chicago Triathlon. Emily looks forward to being a swim instructor for all levels.