Emilia was a club swimmer for 10 years and swam as part of the NZL Swim scheme prior to the formation of Phoenix Aquatics in 2019. She still takes part in ocean swims for fun and fitness.
A former Northcote College prefect, Emilia finished school with NCEA level 3 endorsement and plans to study a Bachelor of Advanced Science.
Emilia has been teaching with NZL Swim since 2017 and holds her Swimming NZ Swim Teacher award. She enjoys teaching children of all ages to be happy and confident in the water.