Erin Zitoun grew up in State College, Pennsylvania where she starting swimming at the age of eight in age group YMCA swimming and then continued on through USS Swimming until she was 21 years old. She swam for State College Area High School and was awarded High School All-American on their multi-year State Championship team. Zitoun swam for Hobart and William Smith Colleges and also rowed on the Crew Team there. She is a Certified Art and Special Education Teacher. She is the Assistant Swim Coach at Hockaday and is the owner/designer of her own jewelry business in Dallas. She started coaching for DAM in 2013.
 Dallas Aquatic Masters
DAM or the Dallas Aquatic Masters is one of the largest masters swimming teams in the world. Co-founded and co-owned by Bobby Patten and Olympic champion Jim Montgomery, it is a year-round adult swimming team geared towards swimming in the pool and open bodies of water for fitness, fun and competition. DAM offers expertly designed adult group swim programs and adult private lessons to suit the needs of adults of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.