Meet a girl just trying to survive college as a vegetarian triathlete


Courtney Melia

Glen Allen, VA 23059


Objective         Teach children how to adopt healthy lifestyles through proper nutrition and exercise

Education   James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA

Bachelor of Science, Kinesiology conc. Physical Health Education Teacher Education,M.S., Minor Coaching Education, May 2014

Overall GPA: 3.54

Career Related Experience

  • Junior Swim Coach, Colonial Shores Swim Team, Summer 2007     
    • Assisted the 5&Unders teaching swim strokes and helping them get ready for races
    • Getting the children in the water and excited to swim
  • Assistant Swim Coach, Colonial Shores Swim Team Summer 2008
    • Worked with the 12&Unders making swim practices and teaching strokes and getting them excited to swim
    • Worked with other swim coaches to prepare meet lineups and practices
  • Lifeguard, Douglas Aquatics, Summer 2009 and 2010
    • Watched the pool
    • Instructed kids on proper diving board and water slide behavior
    • Cleaned the facility
  • Swim Teacher
    • Taught children how to survive in the water—many were scared and panicked when they got in and did not know how to stay afloat
  • Hostess, Kona Grill 2010-present
    • Cleaning restaurant restaurant, taking phone calls and making reservations
    • Requires employees to be knowledgeable of menu item


  • Lifeguard
  • CPR certified

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