Melissa had an extensive swimming career competing at three Commonwealth Games and is a two times Olympian. Melissa's favoured event was backstroke however she was also a member of the Freestyle Relay team for New Zealand.

Melissa earned a Bronze medal in the 4 x 200m Freestyle relay at the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games. She also swam at the Manchester 2002 and Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games. Melissa was selected for both the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Olympic Games.

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Melissa's Games History

  • Olympic Summer Games London 2012

    • Swimming (100m Backstroke - Women)
      Heat 3 1:01.94
      Placed 30 of 45
    • Swimming (200m Backstroke - Women)
      Heat 4 2:10.63
      Placed 17 of 37
    • Swimming (4 x 200m Freestyle Relay - Women)
      Heat 2 7:55.92
      Placed 10 of 16
  • Commonwealth Games Delhi 2010

    • Swimming (100m Backstroke - Women)
      Final 01:01.14
      Semi Final 01:00.92 Q
      Heat 01:01.51 Q
      Placed 7 of 25
    • Swimming (200m Backstroke - Women)
      Final 02:09.53
      Heat 02:09.43 Q
      Placed 7 of 18
  • Olympic Summer Games Beijing 2008

    • Swimming (100m Backstroke - Women)
      Heat 1:01.24
      Placed 11 of 49
    • Swimming (200m Backstroke - Women)
      Semifinal 2:09.70
      Heat 2:09.34
      Placed 11 of 34
  • Commonwealth Games Melbourne 2006

    • Swimming (100m Backstroke - Women)
      Semi Final 1.03.10
      Heats 1.03.16
    • Swimming (200m Backstroke - Women)
      Final
      Heats 2.12.34
    • Swimming (200m Freestyle - Women)
      Heats 2:02.60
      Placed 12 of 23
    • Swimming (4 x 200m Freestyle Relay - Women)
      Final 8:02.2
      3
    • Swimming (400m Freestyle - Women)
      Final
    • Swimming (50m Backstroke - Women)
      Heats
  • Commonwealth Games Manchester 2002