Emily is from Sint-Niklaas, Belgium. She is a former Belgian National record holder in the 50m freestyle, 100m freestyle and relays. She was a finalist in the European National Championships and participated in the World Swimming Championships. She came to the U.S.A. in 2008 to swim for the SMU Mustangs and was on the SMU Varsity team until she graduate in 2013 with a B.S. in Environmental Engineering. She is married to Nathan Clark and started coaching for DAM in 2014. Emily is now working as a Nathan Grace real estate agent.