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Emily Silver


Emily will be in the 100 Freestyle at the Beijing Olympics.


  • CLUB: California Aquatics (CAL-CA)
  • DOB: Oct 9, 1985 HEIGHT: 5' 11" (180.3 cm)
  • HOMETOWN: Bainbridge Island, Wash.
  • RESIDENCE: Berkeley, Calif.
  • BIRTHPLACE: St. Petersburg, Fla.
  • COACHED BY: Teri McKeever

Personal Notes:

  • High School: Bainbridge HS ’04
  • College: Cal-Berkeley ’08
  • College Major: American Studies
  • Parents: Bob and Mary Sue; Bob swam at Indiana University from 1970-71, then transferred to the University of Arizona to swim and finish school
  • Sibling(s): Older sister (Kerry) who graduated from the University of Washington; older brother (Patrick) who graduated from Washington State University; older sister (Helen) who is two years older and also swam at Cal-Berkeley
  • Notable Relative(s): Uncle (Larry Barbiere) was a 1968 Olympian in swimming; he took fourth in the 100m back
  • Sports Played Before Swimming: Soccer, basketball, water polo
  • Nickname(s): Rocket Mouse; “My nickname from my parents growing up was Mouse. In high school, they started calling me the Rocket because of swimming.”
  • Pet(s): One dog (Rudy)
  • Hobbies Outside the Pool: Photography, drawing, sleeping, shopping, relaxing with friends
  • Ultimate Way to Relax: Driving in my car by myself and singing along while the music is at full blast

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