Melanie Valerio

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Melanie Valerio
Personal information
Full name Melanie M. Valerio
National team  United States
Born (1969-05-07) May 7, 1969 (age 46)
Cleveland, Ohio
Height 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight 146 lb (66 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
College team University of Virginia

Melanie M. Valerio (born May 7, 1969) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic gold medalist.

Valerio was born in Cleveland, Ohio, and graduated from the Hawken School in Gates Mills, Ohio. Afterward, she attended the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia, where she swam for the Virginia Cavaliers swimming and diving team.

At the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta, Georgia, Valerio earned a gold medal by swimming for the winning U.S. team in the preliminary heats of the women's 4×100-meter freestyle relay.

Valerio races Ironman and is an elite age-group member of the Timex Multisport Team. She often blogs her races and training for Timex.[1].

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