Emily Overholt was born on October 17, 1997 to parents Carman and Deborah. She has one older brother and one younger brother.
At the FINA World Junior Swimming Championships, Overholt won bronze in the 400M Individual Medley(IM). At the Canada Games, the then 15 year old won gold in the 200M and 400M Individual Medleys as well as a gold in the 400M Free and a silver in the 200M Free.
At the 2014 Commonwealth Games, Overholt helped her relay team finish second for the silver medal.
In 2015, competing at the Pan American Games, Overholt was disqualified in the 400M IM but went on to win three other medals, including gold in the 400M Free. The same year, at the World Championships, beat the Canadian National record by more than three seconds in the 400M IM while racing to a bronze medal.
2016 Rio Olympics
Overholt will be swimming the 400M IM for Team Canada.