Melissa Paione, hired as an Assistant Coach for Amherst swimming and diving in October of 2019, enters her first season with the Purple & White.
Paione joins Amherst Swim & Dive after earning her Ed.M. in Human Development at Boston University. Melissa spent two seasons as the assistant swim coach at Middlebury College where she coached one of the Panthers largest groups to qualify NCAA's. A fellow NESCAC swimmer, Paione graduated from Bates College in 2016 with a bachelors degree in Psychology and a minor in public health and women and gender studies.
Paione is a previous school record holder, All-NESCAC selection, and NCAA individual qualifier. In the summer, she works as a coach at the Bates College Swim Camp coaching age-group swimmers from all over the New England area, leading daily pool workouts for ages 8-17.