|Full name||Emily Susan Silver|
October 9, 1985 |
St. Petersburg, Florida
|Height||5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)|
|Weight||154 lb (70 kg)|
|Stroke(s)||Butterfly, freestyle, IM|
|College team||University of California, Berkeley|
Emily Susan Silver (born October 9, 1985) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic medalist. She was a member of the silver-medal-winning U.S. team of the 4×100 metre freestyle relay at the 2008 Summer Olympics. She competed alongside US swimmers Natalie Coughlin, Lacey Nymeyer and Kara Lynn Joyce. Silver overcame a broken hand suffered in the Olympic trials, returning after a few weeks to compete at the 2008 Olympic Games.
Silver swam collegiately at the University of California, Berkeley. She was named team MVP as a freshman and served as co-captain of the team in 2007–2008. She achieved All-American status in twenty different events including the 50 m free, 100 m free, 200 m free, 400 m free relay, and 800 m free relay, among others. Silver was the 2007 Pac-10 champion in the 100 m free and 200 m free. She also set the school record in the 50 m free in 2007, breaking future US swimming teammate Natalie Coughlin’s record.
Silver's post-swimming career highlights include a two-year stint as Athlete Relations Manager for USA Swimming. Her responsibilities included managing the swimmers who were a part of USA Swimming’s Athlete Partnership Agreement, and overseeing the USA Swimming Family Program. She also worked for lululemon athletica, coordinating promotional events and managing a research and development program. Silver was hired as a Marketing Communications Associate by SwimOutlet.com, where her duties will include social media, sports marketing and public relations.
At the 2005 World Championships in Montreal, Quebec, Silver earned a bronze medal swimming in the heats of the 4×100 m freestyle relay.
At 2007 World University Games in Thailand, Silver won a gold medal in the 4×100 m freestyle and a silver in the 4×100 m medley relay.
At the 2008 FINA World Swimming Championships (25 m), Silver earned a gold medal swimming in the heats of the 4×100 m medley. She placed 8th in the 200 m individual medley, 100 m freestyle, and 100 m backstroke.
At the 2008 Summer Olympics, Silver earned a silver medal swimming in the heats of the 4×100 m freestyle.
2008 Olympic Games Beijing, China - Competed as a member of the U.S. Women’s Olympic swimming team - Silver medalist, 4 X 100 freestyle relay
2008 World Swimming Championships Manchester, England -Competed as member of U.S. Women’s swimming team -Silver medalist, 4 X 100 freestyle relay -Finalist in three individual events
2007 World University Games Bangkok - Competed as member of U.S. Women’s swimming team - Gold medalist, 4 X 100 freestyle relay - Silver medalist, 4 X 100 medley relay
2005 World Swimming Championships Montreal, Canada - Competed as member of U.S. Women’s swimming team - Silver medalist, 4 X 100 freestyle relay
USA Swimming National “A” Team - Selected as member of USA Swimming national team, 2005–06 and 2008–09
Women’s swimming, University of California, Berkeley - Team co-captain, 2007–08 - 20 All-American honors during four-year college career - 3-time American and NCAA record holder - 3-time individual champion, Pacific 10 Conference Championships