Samantha grew up swimming for the Dallas Mustangs club team for 7 years, and then swam for Woodrow Wilson High School for four years. She made it to the 5A State Meet her senior year.
She then went on to swim for St. Mary's College of Maryland for four years. She was the Women's Team Captain for two years and Female Scholar Athlete of the 2018-2019 academic year. Samantha started coaching for DAM in 2019.