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Melinda Henesy
Melinda  Henesy


Wilton, CT

High School:
Wilton HS





USD Swim and Dive vs Fresno State

USD Swim and Dive vs Fresno State 1-13-17

FRESHMAN (2016-17) 
  • Was the team's top diver in her freshman year
  • Had season best score of 211.05 in the one meter at the USD-UCSD Dual (1/28/17)
  • Had season best score of 197.40 in the the three meter at the USD-SDSU Dual (1/20/17)
  • Attended Wilton High School where she earned four varsity letters and was a two-time state finalist
  • Was team captain her senior year
  • Dove for the Whirlwind Diving Club, which won the YMCA Nationals in 2014 and 2016
  • Was a two-time National Diving Qualifier
  • Named Most Improved Diver her sophomore year
  • Born October 1, 1998 in New York City to Lisa and Gerard Henesy
  • Chose USD because "it had everything I was looking for in a school," including great academics and weather
  • Was also recruited by Loyola University of Maryland and Catholic University
  • Her grandfather Joseph played basketball at Xavier and her mother Lisa swam at College of William and Mary
  • She loves to stay active, exercise, and hike

What is your most memorable swimming/diving moment? Why?
My most memorable diving moment was at my first YMCA Nationals when I hurt myself during warm ups on my last dive. During the meet, I ended up performing that dive, the best I ever had.

Describe yourself as an athlete and as a student.  
I am very dedicated and motivated with my school work and diving. I try to balance my schedule and focus on my goals.

What piece of coaching and/or personal advice has stuck with you over the years?
My coach Adam Vance once told me to “Not work harder, but smarter.” Whenever I am struggling with a dive, I try not to overthink it and focus on one thing at a time to try to improve it.

What do you see yourself doing in 10 years?
In ten years I hope to be living in California or NYC working for a magazine or maybe in the field of advertising.


Favorite TV show: Gossip Girl    
Favorite movie:The Great Gatsby     
Favorite food: Anything with peanut butter     
Favorite place to spend time: New York City  
Favorite Song: Younger      

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