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.

Coaching Staff

Shannan O'Neil

Assistant Coach

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This will be Shannan's fourth season as a Red Waves coach. Shannan started swimming competitively at the age of 9 for the Lowell YMCA Barracudas.  Through her team she learned to love the sport of swimming and swam for the YMCA for the next 7 years. She competed all four years of high school and worked as a lifeguard and swim instructor for the YMCA.  Shannan graduated from Regis College in 2015 with a BA in Health Science with a minor in Business Management. While at Regis Shannan swam all four years. In 2016 Shannan finished her Master’s degree in Regulatory and Clinical Research Management.  Shannan previously coached Metrowest Aquatic Club for two years and has been a lifeguard and private swim instructor for Regis College. She is very excited to be a part of the Weston Red Waves family!

Adam Millerick

Assistant Coach

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Adam is returning for his third year with the Red Waves team! Adam started swimming when he was 10 years old for Pirates Aquatics which later on became Magnus Aquatics. Adam also swam for Andover High School for four years as well as the Regis College swim team. Adam’s best events where the 100 yard back and the 100 yard free. Adam graduated Regis College in 2014 with a bachelor’s in social work. Adam is very excited to work with the Weston Red Waves and can't wait to get into the season!

Woody Benson

Assistant Coach

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This is Woody Benson’s seventh year as a Red Waves Swim Coach. Woody swam competitively though childhood, high school and college. He was on the Bentley University Swim Team where he primarily swam Distance Freestyle and Backstroke. Woody graduated with a Bachelor of Science from Bentley University in May 2010 with a double major in Finance and Global Perspective, as well as a minor in Management. In addition to being a Senior Product Analyst at Liberty Mutual, Woody also is an EMSOA Swim Official for High School meets, and swim instructor. He has been teaching swim lessons to children and adults of all ages for 14+ years. In Woody’s spare time he enjoys cooking, traveling and going to the gym.

Sharon Locke

Assistant Recreation Director

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Sharon has worked as the Assistant Director of Recreation in Weston since 2006. Prior to coming to Weston, Sharon worked for 16 years as the Aquatics Director for the Town of Brookline. During her time in Brookline she was the Head Coach of the Dolphin Swim where she won several league division titles and coached several individual "A" champions. Sharon also coached both the Boys and Girls Brookline HS Varsity Swim Teams where she won two Bay State League titles. Sharon has a degree in Physical Education and Recreation Management and is a Certified Pool Operator. She is a member of the National & Massachusetts Recreation & Park Association, the National Association of Aquatic Professionals, and ASCA (American Swim Coaches Association). She also volunteers her time as co-chair of the Aquatics Committee for the State of Massachusetts.  In her free time she likes spending time with her family, watching her son compete in cross country, and trying to train her very spoiled German Shepherd named Racer.