Coaches & Directors

We are here to support your needs. If your questions are related to workouts, meets, events, goal setting, and other swimming related needs, please contact one of the coaches. For all questions related to administrative, such as dues, safety, or policy issues, please contact one of the board members.  Contact information for Board Members can be found by going to General Info and then clicking on Board Members.

Coaching Staff

Adam Battaglia

Head Coach


Coach Adam is in his third year with the Bluefins and is starting his second season as the Head Coach.  He is a USA Swimming certified coach. His leadership has helped the Bluefins to double digit improvement percentages in every stroke since his arrival.  In addition, he also does swim lessons for youth and adult swimmers.  He has two swimmers on the Bluefins swim team, Jack and Ciri and loves to spend his free time on his new boat!

Shawn O'Neil

President/Assistant Coach


Coach Shawn is the founding member of the Bluefins and President of the board. He has been around swimming for over 7 years now, serving in many different capacities. He is a USA Swimming certified coach and is a member of the American Swim Coaches Assc., holding certification as a Level 2 coach. He is also an Assistant Coach for the Chalmette High swim team. He has two swimmers on the Bluefins team, Emily and Shawn, Jr.

David Cox

Assistant Coach


Coach David comes to the Bluefins with an extensive coaching resume in St. Bernard Parish, having coached multiple recreation sports over the last 10 years. He is a great asset to our growing team and is also in charge of our dryland program, introducing our swimmers to new techniques and fun ways to get in shape!

Emily O'Neil

Head Summer Coach


Coach Emily has six years of swimming experience having qualified numerous times for short course and long course state events. She has gained valuable experience over the last few years and will be taking over our summer swim program this season! She just completed her first swimming swimming at NCAA member LaGrange College, where she finished 7th in the Sun Coast Swimming Conference Championships in the 100 breaststroke.

Alexander David Cox

Assistant Summer Coach


Coach Alex will be taking over as an assitant summer coach after several years of helping out around the pool.  Alex is a Bluefin swimmer, having qualified for state meets and will also being entering his junior year swimming for the Chalmette Owls.  He is a certified lifguard and loves working with the youngest swimmers on the team, teaching them how to become a competitive swimmer!