A nursing science student at Université de Montréal, Citrini-Beaulieu has known she wanted to be a diver since age 2. She was constantly jumping from the side of the family pool. Her parents thought she wanted to be a swimmer, like her brother, but young Mélissa knew even then that diving was her calling. Her mother finally registered her for diving classes in Chateauguay when se was 4 – and Mélissa has never looked back.
Mélissa Citrini-Beaulieu reached the podium many times throughout her junior career. Now a 3m synchro specialist, she has achieved a lot of success alongside her teammate, three-time Olympian Jennifer Abel. Together, they have won silver medals at the 2017 World Championships and the 2018 World Cup, as well as four podiums in four World Series events in 2018.
In 2019, the pair won a silver medal at the World Championships in Gwangju, securing their nomination for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
In her down time, Citrini-Beaulieu loves to cook with her mom to relax. She loves to spend time with her family and friends at the family cottage. She considers herself a bit of a klutz in her everyday life and loves to travel – a fortunate coincidence considering how much travel she does with the national team!