Meet the Swim Staff

Melanie O’Neil  – Swim Director

First Name: Melanie 

Last Name: O’Neil

Hometown: Akron, Ohio 

2021 will be my 5th year at Vega. 

Hobbies/favorite activities: swimming, baking, reading, tennis, skiing and golf.

What was the hardest part about summer 2020: Not being at Vega.

Something new that I learned during the pandemic/summer 2020: I learned how grateful I am for my family, friends, home, and our health. I also learned that I can do anything I set my mind to, especially teaching virtually and how to play golf during the summer! 

What are you most excited for for Vega 2021: I am so excited to see everyone and to be back on Echo Lake! 

First Name: Anna

Last Name: Umland

Hometown: Avon, Ohio (outside of Cleveland)

Current grade: College Freshman

School: University of Dayton

2021 will be my  first year at Vega 

Hobbies/favorite activities: Swimming, Traveling, Camping

What was the hardest part about summer 2020: Adjusting to the “new normal” with COVID.

Something new that I learned during the pandemic/summer 2020: I learned to appreciate the company of my family and friends more

What are you most excited for for Vega 2021: I am super excited to meet all of the campers and staff! 

First Name:  Alma 

Last Name: Mendoza

Hometown :  Guadalajara, México 

Current grade:  Senior Year of College 

School: Tec de Monterrey 

2021 will be my  First year at Vega 

Hobbies/favorite activities: I love watching Netflix, Swimming and Spending time with my friends and family

What was the hardest part about summer 2020: Not being able to travel and visit all my family

Something new that I learned during the pandemic/summer 2020: I’ve learned to be more patient and think positive 🙂

What are you most excited for for Vega 2021: I’m really excited to start my first summer at the camp and I can’t wait to meet you all and spend an incredible summer together!!

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