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Emily MUTETI
Sport Swimming
NOC Kenya   
GenderWomen
Born14 Jun 1998 in Mombasa, KEN
Height1.72 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Residence
Phoenix, AZ, USA
Occupation
Athlete, Student
Languages
English, French, Spanish, Swahili
Higher education
Exercise Science - Grand Canyon University: Phoenix, AZ, USA
Sport Specific Information
When and where did you begin this sport?
She began swimming at age nine, and at age 10 joined Dolphin Swim Club in Mombasa, Kenya.
Why this sport?
Her mother encouraged her to take up competitive swimming after watching her swim at school. "I used to swim only in school, just a matter of swimming for fun. So then she said, 'You should try [competitive] swimming'. It never occurred to me that it could become my favourite sport."
Club / Team
Grand Canyon University: Phoenix, AZ, USA
Name of coach
Steve Schaffer [club]; Fakhry Mansoor [national]
International Debut
Year
2011
Competing for
Kenya
General Interest
Hobbies
Watching films, spending time with friends. (gculopes.com, 01 Jan 2019)
Sporting philosophy / motto
"Trust the process." (gculopes.com, 01 Jan 2019)
Awards and honours
She was named Most Promising Sports Personality at the 2013 Kenyan Sports Personality of the Year [SOYA] Awards. (mobileroadie.com, 29 Jan 2014)
Ambitions
To compete at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. (thanyapura.com, 04 Jul 2017; gculopes.com, 01 Jan 2019; nation.co.ke, 20 Jul 2019)
Other information
MOVE TO THE UNITED STATES
In 2017 she moved to the United States of America to study and swim for Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, Arizona. (Instagram profile, 01 Jan 2020; gculopes.com, 01 Jan 2019, 15 Aug 2017)

 Competition Highlights
Olympic Games
Rank Year Venue Event Result
43 2021 Tokyo, JPN 50m Freestyle 26.31
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Butterfly 1:02.88
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Freestyle 26.81
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Butterfly 1:01.35
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Butterfly 27.78
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 4 x 100m Medley Relay  
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Butterfly 1:04.91
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 100m Freestyle 1:00.51
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 3:52.86
Heats 2015 Kazan, RUS 4 x 100m Medley Relay 4:23.99
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 100m Butterfly 1:07.37
Heats 2013 Barcelona, ESP 50m Butterfly 30.55
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
38 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Butterfly 28.04 
37 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Butterfly 1:02.31 
57 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Freestyle 26.64 
66 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Freestyle 57.79 
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay  
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Butterfly 1:06.01
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Butterfly 29.52
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 100m Freestyle 59.28
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 50m Freestyle 27.43
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Freestyle Relay 1:44.57
Heats 2014 Doha, QAT 4 x 50m Medley Relay 1:53.23
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Butterfly 1:09.11
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 100m Freestyle 1:01.93
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Butterfly 29.96
Heats 2012 Istanbul, TUR 50m Freestyle 28.14
African Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2012 Nairobi, KEN 200m Individual Medley 2:41.60 q
Heats 2012 Nairobi, KEN 50m Freestyle 29.00
6 2012 Nairobi, KEN 400m Individual Medley 5:40.49
Heats 2012 Nairobi, KEN 50m Butterfly 30.67
4 2012 Nairobi, KEN 4 x 100m Freestyle Relay 4:02.67
4 2012 Nairobi, KEN 4 x 200m Freestyle Relay 10:02.84
5 2012 Nairobi, KEN 4 x 100m Medley Relay 5:02.09