Emily Kreger is an American U.S. Masters Swimming athlete and a former Yale University swimmer. She is a second-year resident in General Surgery at the Detroit Medical Center. Kroger was born in Wyandotte, Michigan and currently resides in Ann Arbor & Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan.
Channel Swimming Career
Kroger was on a 6-person relay across the English Channel in order to raise money for the treatment of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. She raised US $80,000 to date together with Jenny Sutton Jalet, Bethany Williston, Susan Butcher, Amanda Mercer and Melissa Karjala. The team set a new World Record for a six-woman relay team two-way crossing. The team's time of 18 hours 55 minutes, bested the previous time by 4 minutes by a team from Mexico. Donations to support ALS research can be mailed to Ann Arbor Active against ALS - 2020 Shadford Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48104.
Two-way Farallon Relay
She was a member of the unprecedented attempt at a two-way Farallon relay, a 6-person 60-mile (95.6 km) relay from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Farallon Islands in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Francisco Bay, on 25 April 2015. They stopped on a one-way crossing at the buoy located at Fisherman's Cove at the South Farallon Island after 29.68 miles in 14 hours 9 minutes in rough seas. The swim was sanctioned by the Farallon Islands Swimming Association. Members included Emily Kreger, Patti Bauernfeind, Simon Dominguez, Kim Chambers, Ashley Horne, Dave Holscher, Kate Webber, Captain Vito Bialla, co-captain Patrick Horn, and David Ogden, M.D.