Growing up in Maryland, Eden spent his summers practically living at his local pool. He joined the summer swim team at 6 and earned his "youngest swimmer" trophy through hard work, dedication, and a pair of Winnie the Pooh swim trunks. At 13 he started working at the pool front desk and worked his way up to lifeguard and eventually pool manager. Throughout, he also gave swim lessons from pre-k to adults and especially enjoyed teaching adults who never learned to swim or were afraid of the water. Eden also swam on a USS team and his high school team, where he was four-year varsity and team captain his senior year, and excelled at breaststroke and IM. Once in college, Eden couldn't stay away from the pool and worked as a pool operator at the University of Maryland. After moving with his wife and two daughters to Oakland in 2014 for work in the tech industry, Eden has taken advantage of year-round outdoor swimming and is looking to share his passion for swimming with others.