Flora grew up in Seattle and began swimming in Parent & Me classes at her local pool. Her love for swimming was immediate -- and skyrocketed when she joined her Summer League team at age seven. Flora quickly progressed from summer racing to competing on local club teams in the Seattle area, and was also a member of her high school swim team. until graduating high school. When she was 16, she started lifeguarding and teaching swim lessons. Flora is currently studying Design and Merchandising at Drexel University, where she also plays club water polo. While she works towards a career in fashion, she loves sharing her passion for swimming with all ages and takes particular pride in witnessing the growth in children's comfort and confidence in the water.