Dana comes from Wolverine Lake, Michigan and attended Walled Lake Central High School. She began swimming in the 5th grade for the Lakes Area Tridents Swimming Team. Dana swam varsity for her high school team all four years, serving as team captain for her junior and senior years. In the off-season for high school swimming, Dana swam for the South Lyon Aquatics. While she swam each event in high school at least once, Dana specialized in swimming freestyle sprints – particularly the 50 & 100 freestyle and on relay teams. In her junior year of high school, Dana began teaching swim lessons to kids ages 12 & under; those students ranged in ability from beginner to advanced. Currently, Dana attends MSU where she studies psychology and neuroscience. Although she is no longer on a swim team, Dana still goes to the pool a few times each week for exercise and to train for her new passion, triathlons. Over the course of her 8 years of swimming, she had 12 different swim coaches who each impacted her and helped hone her swimming skills. Dana enjoys sharing all her knowledge with the Waverly Piranhas and helping each swimmer reach their full potential.