Meet the Swim Staff

Hi guys! I’m Tristan and I will be joining Camp Vega for the first time this summer as a Swim instructor. I’m from a place called Worcester (like the sauce) in the UK. I am studying Sports Science at the University of Exeter and will “hopefully” graduate this summer. I can’t wait to meet all of you guys and have an amazing summer.





Hello everyone! My name is Victoria Tornelli and I’ve been working in the Swim department for 2 years! This is going to be my third year at Vega! I am so excited to be able to come back and help you and lifeguard you during your adventures in the Echo Lake! I just graduated from college where I swam for 4 years in a D2 swimming program! Next fall I’m starting my Graduate Studies in Technology Management. I am originally from Brazil, and I am 22 years old! I couldn’t be more excited for this summer!! See y’all soon!!




Hello! I’m Kitty from Northern Ireland. I’m a 21 year old Year 3 anthropology student at The University of Edinburgh, and coming to work at Vega after a year abroad exchange at The University of Hong Kong. This is my first summer at camp and I’ll be on the waterfront team, lifeguarding and swim coaching. I love swimming, and have been teaching part time throughout my studies, and lifeguarding for 5 years. I swam competitively at school and play waterpolo for my home University. I am so excited to be a part of Vega this summer and look forward to meeting everybody! See you soon campers 🙂



Hi! My name is Melanie O’Neil and I cannot wait to be at Vega for my third summer in Swim and Tutoring! I am currently pursuing my M.Ed. in Early Childhood Education at Cleveland State University. I love spending time outside and l am looking forward to being on Echo Lake!



HEY! My name is Jess Nash and this will be my first year at Camp Vega! I can’t wait to experience my first ever ‘ 4th of July’ celebration, meet loads of new people, and have such an exciting summer! I am 21 years old and from Leamington Spa, UK. I am currently studying Sport Science at Sheffield Hallam University, and in my free time I swim competitively for the University, as well as spending time with my friends, family and my dog Mylo! Can’t wait to see you all soon!




Hey there Vega! My name is Ella Phelan and I am beyond excited to start my first summer at Camp Vega! I am from Perth Western Australia and am currently a swimming instructor. I can not wait to meet you all and help develop your swimming skills, Aussie style. I am most excited to meet all of the wonderful campers  and staff. Also to fully immerse myself in all the Vega culture. Look for the girl with the biggest smile at camp and you will for sure know it’s me. Can’t wait to meet you all very soon!!




My name is Lexie Loehr and this will be my first summer at Camp Vega! I attend Georgia State University, where I study Nursing and am heavily involved with The Red Cross organization there as well as my sorority, particularly with our philanthropy for Children’s Miracle Network Hospital. This is not my first summer at camp though, as I actually was a swim instructor previously at an all boys camp. I am so excited to be at Vega and meet all of you!





A big hello from Australia!! My name is Ruby and I cannot wait to travel all the way to Camp Vega to spend the summer with so many new faces, having an abundance of fun! I studied Design in Visual Communication, majoring in marketing at the University of Technology, Sydney and prior to that, was a boarder at Ascham School for my senior years as I grew up on a farm. Currently 21, I’ve been a swim instructor for the last 3 years so will spend my days at Vega as a swim instructor and big sister to all of you. I’m very exciting!!




My name is Molly Rounds and I am from Toledo, Ohio. I am a current Junior at Wittenberg University. This will be my first summer at Camp Vega. I would describe myself as enthusiastic, creative and motivated.  I will be working as a counselor, lifeguard and swim coach this summer at Camp Vega and I could not be more excited! In 2019, I am looking forward to furthering my Education major and completing my student teaching in the spring semester as well as traveling throughout this year too.


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