Meghan Feran joined SOLO Aquatics in April of 2014 and took
over as owner the summer of 2015. As a swimmer, Meghan
competed four years for Haverhill High School, as well as swimming
club for New England Barracudas and New Wave Swim Club. She
went on to swim for Springfield College and graduated with a BA in
Graphic Design. As well as coaching/owning SOLO, she works as
a freelance Graphic Designer. Meghan also served as Junior
Coach Representative on the New England Swimming Board of
Prior to coaching for SOLO Aquatics, Meghan coached for Swim MAC
Carolina and New Wave Swim Club. While in Charlotte, Meghan
worked with athletes of all ages and abilities from learn-to-swim
to National Team members. She was also one of the two coaches that
established SwimMAC's Open Water Program. At NWSC, Meghan worked
specifically with middle school age elite athletes. During this
time many of her athletes became some of the top ranked swimmers in
New England, including setting multiple NE Records.
In her time at SOLO Aquatics, she has grown the program by 50%,
while continuing to maintain the culture and philosophy of good and
fast swimming. In her first few years as head coach, she coached
athletes to Olympic Trials in 2016, as well as US Open and Phillips
66 National Championships in 2017 and 2018 respectively. By
implementing a “goal oriented” atmosphere, Meghan has
also increased the number of Sectional, Futures and Junior National
Qualifiers each year. She has had athletes selected to USA Swimming
National, as well as Eastern Zone Camp every year from 2015-2018.
Meghan's swimming philosophy of hard work and focusing
on technique has helped aid in the success of many swimmers.
Meghan is a true believer that if you are having fun and working
hard, you can achieve your goals.
Paul R Mueller
Associate Head Coach (Haverhill)
Since I graduated from Boston College in 2007, I have been a
coach, both part- and full-time, at SOLO Aquatics. I am currently
the Associate Head Coach for our Haverhill, MA site, and an
Assistant Senior Coach at our Exeter, NH site. During my time as a
coach for SOLO Aquatics, I have had the privilege to coach a
variety of athletes with a broad range of abilities and resolve,
leading them to meets such as Olympic Trials, Phillips 66 Nationals
and Junior Nationals (SCY and LCM), USA Swimming Futures, Eastern
Zone Speedo Sectionals, and New England LSC Senior and Age Group
At these meets, athletes I have coached have received such
distinctions as Scholastic All-American Honors, finalists at the
USA Swimming National Championships, finalists at the USA Swimming
Junior National Championships, Speedo Sectional Champions, Speedo
Sectional Meet Record Holders, New England Age-Group Champions, and
New England Age-Group Record Holders.
I base my coaching philosophy upon the fundamental
principle that swimming is the ideal sport to develop a balanced
It is my firm belief that swimming is the ultimate crucible that
prepares athletes for life outside of the pool. At its foundation,
having great technique produces great swimming, and
swimmers achieve this through a deep commitment to daily
practice and personal reflection.
I believe that every moment in swimming, whether at practice, a
meet, or a team function, is an opportunity to learn and grow.
Swimming demands purposeful action and ordering of one’s time
to maximize every moment. Swimming teaches the need to be devoted
to a team, a community, and, thus, a cause bigger than oneself.
Finally, swimming offers the chance to develop the right
perspective, a sense of self-awareness, and finding success
sometimes in the slimmest of margins.
Associate Head Coach (Exeter)
Harrison Hollingsworth joined the coaching staff as the Head Age
Group Coach in the fall of 2015, and was named as the Head Coach of
the SOLO Aquatics Exeter site in 2017. Harrison grew up swimming
for Exeter Swim Team and went on to swim for Keene State. He came
to SOLO after spending a few years coaching for EST.
In his time as Head Age Group Coach of SOLO, Harrison increased the
number of athletes, as well as the number of NES championship
qualifiers by 60%.
Harrison also helped establish and build the strong conditioning
program implemented within our Senior Program. With his effort and
impact on our Senior program, Harrison helped increase the number
of Sectional, Futures, Junior National and Senior National
In his time at SOLO, Harrison has coached multiple athletes to
break into the USAS Top 100 for 15/16, as well as 17/18. He has
also coached multiple New England Record Holders, including the
first high school athlete in NE Swimming History to break the 20
second barrier in the 50 FR and the second fastest 50 and 100 FR
ever swum by 15 year old in the history of USA Swimming.
Harrison’s coaching philosophy included setting goals high,
and learn to understand how to work towards and achieve those
goals, and keep perspective on what it means to be a good person
Head Diving Coach; Lessons Coordinator
Rebecca Driscoll is a
graduate of Haverhill High School and Salem State College, where
she earned her degree in Athletic Training. She has been the
head diving coach at Haverhill High School for the past 23
years. Rebecca has worked with multiple state high school
champions and top 12 finishers both in MA and
was awarded MIAA Diving Coach of the Year in 2017.
She has most recently
coached 7 athletes to national qualifying standards with four
athletes placing in the top 10 at the AAU National Championships
and one placing in the top 5. Rebecca has been the Assistant
Pool Director at the Charles C. White pool for 11 years, running
the Learn to Swim/Dive program.
She has also worked for
the Walt Disney Company as a lifeguard at Typhoon Lagoon in their
College Program, Waterfront Director for the Lawrence branch of the
YMCA, dive coach at the Bradford Swim Club, and has taught/started
swim lessons at a variety of local pools.
Sarah Bixby Centric
Head Age Group Coach (Haverhill)
Sarah Bixby Centric
joined SOLO Aquatics in June of 2018. As a swimmer Sarah competed
for New England Barracudas and Salem State College. Sarah continues
to swim competitively and has completed the Boston Harbor Light
Swim, Casco Bay Swim Run and Peaks to Portland. Sarah has a
Bachelors of Science in Sport and Fitness with a concentration in
coaching from Salem State College and a masters in Organizational
Management from Endicott College. Sarah currently teaches physical
education at Amesbury High School.
Over the past 18 years
Sarah has coached with the Newburyport Breakers, Danvers Y
Dolphins, North Shore Swim Club and Latitude Crush Swim Team. She
has coached athletes of all abilities. Sarah is also certified in
Head Age Group Coach (Exeter)
Before she began her
coaching career, Benson swam for the University of Wisconsin-Green
Bay, where she was a standout sprinter in free and back events for
three seasons. She went on to the University of Kansas, where she
completed her eligibility for the Jayhawks and earned her
Master’s degree in Sociology.
As a coach, Benson
got her start as a graduate assistant for Kansas and assistant
masters swimming coach in Lawrence, Kansas in 1997 and 1998. She
later became the head swimming coach for the YMCA Green Dolphins
Swimming club in Wausau, Wisconsin. She has also worked as an
assistant swimming coach for the University of Wisconsin-Stevens
Point, where she assisted in recruiting and worked specifically
with the sprint group.
After moving to the
Seacoast area, Benson coached with the Portsmouth High School Swim
Team and spent 8 years as an assistant coach with the UNH Wildcats
Swim Team. UNH has seen tremendous success and national
recognition during that time, producing numerous America
East record holders and NCAA qualifiers. Nicole actively
swims masters, holding several New England records and placing as
an All American. She and her husband Tom have five children:
Andrew, Amy, Alison, Anika and Ada.
Lead Intro Coach (Haverhill/Exeter)
Chelsea Foley joined the coaching staff in the fall of 2018.
She grew up swimming for RAYS and Londonderry High School.
Chelsea went to Clark University, prior to finishing up her
degree in Nutrition at UMASS Lowell. Aside from coaching for SOLO,
she works in the diet office at Anna Jaques Hospital and is the
lifeguard supervisor at Salisbury Beach.
Chelsea also runs the swimming lesson program at UMASS Lowell. She
is a wonderful instructor and specializes in teaching technique and
proper stroke development. Chelsea works primarily with our younger
Intro swimmers at both Haverhill and Exeter.
Lead Junior Coach (Exeter)
Kris Reslow joined the coaching staff in April of 2017. Kris is
from Amesbury, MA where he grew up swimming the Exeter Swim Team
and Saint John's Prep. He graduated in 2009 and went on to swim for
Kenyon College. He graduated BA in Psychology, and also works as a
Route Sales Manager for Interstate Batteries in Woburn, MA.
Prior to joining SOLO Aquatics, Kris coached at Cannonball Swim
Club, where he was the Associate Head Coach. He went on to coach
become an assistant at North Shore Swim Club. Kris joined SOLO as
the lead Junior Coach and also works with the High School and
Kris' philosophy of "remembering the basics" and trusting the
foundation and understanding of technique, will lead to fast
Assistant Diving Coach
Assistant Diving Coach
Kelly is a graduate and former swimmer
and diver of Haverhill High and Bridgewater State College. She has
over 20 years of coaching experience in diving and has coached at
Cedardale, Chelmsford High School and Westford Academy. Kelly is
currently teaching Phys Ed in Lawrence and is certified in
Lifeguarding and WSI as well as CPR/AED. Both Kelly and her
daughter, Cailey, are the first mother/daughter to be coached by