In the third episode of the fifth season of “Selling Sunset”, real estate agent Emma Hernan tells her new client, Micah, that she once qualified for the Olympics as a swimmer. She doesn’t go into great detail and doesn’t often talk publicly about her swimming career, but here’s what we know about her swimming journey.
Hernan opened up about her Olympic qualification on “Life Stories With Joanna Garzilli” in an episode titled “Emma Hernan Top Model and Angel Investor on a Woman’s Path to Success”. In a video of the interview, which appears to have taken place in 2020 before she joined “Selling Sunset”, Hernan talks about her past as a swimmer. She says she started swimming when she was 6 years old. Hernan was inspired by her mother, who was a famous swimmer in their town of Scituate, Mass. Hernan said she also quickly started breaking records as a child, explaining, “I ended up getting a time that qualified me for the Olympics.” Her discipline was backstroke, although she gave no information on the speed of her Olympic qualifying time.
Hernan told Garzilli that at 16 she gave up swimming to go model in Paris. Hernan hasn’t spoken about where she attended college, but she does appear in the digital version of the 2008 freshman record at the University of Rhode Island, and she listed her hobbies as l crafts and photography.
To make the USA swim team at the Olympics, you need to have a fast enough time to compete in the Olympic Trials and then finish first or second in your event. Hernan does not appear in the list of people who participated in the 2008 US Olympic Trials or the 2004 Olympic Trials. It is possible that she meant that her time was fast enough to qualify for the US Olympic Trials, but then decided not to compete. It is also possible that her time qualified her for a team from another country, although she never publicly claimed citizenship anywhere other than the United States.
Hernan has never posted swimming posts on her Instagram, where the oldest posts date back to 2014. Many of her early posts are photos of herself in a bathing suit, but she does not mention her own sporting experience. in water.