August 28, 2014
WHAT Swimming is honored to announce the newest member of the Senior Team coaching staff:
O'Keefe recently served as the head coach of the Division 1 Sacred Heart University Women's Swimming Team. Under O'Keefe's guidance, the women's team broke 7 school records at the Northeast Conference Swimming Championships and was recently her team was named a CSCAA Scholar All-America Team by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.
Prior to Sacred Heart, O'Keefe has previously served as the assistant swim coach at Bristol Eastern High School. During here tenure, the 2012 team claimed the CCC South regular season title. She coached seven All-Conference swimmers, as well as an All-State diver.
Before working at Bristol Eastern, O'Keefe was a NCAA Division I swimmer at Siena College where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Marketing. While there, she was named to the MAAC All-Academic Team three years: 2008, 2009, 2010. She was named co-captain in 2009-10 season, and finished seventh in the ECAC Championship in the 200 free relay. She also qualified for the ECAC Championship in the 200 freestyle and 50 freestyle.
As a high school swimmer, Coach Allison lettered four years of varsity swimming at Saint Paul Catholic School. She was named a Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference All-State swimmer her freshman year and selected to the Bristol Sports Hall of Fame her sophomore, junior and senior seasons. Outside of the pool, Coach Allison has been a Relay for Life volunteer and participated in the Walk to Defeat A.L.S.
Head Coach Rob Riccobon's comments: Coach Allison will bring additional collegiate and high school knowledge to our Senior and Senior Prep swimmers. She is a proven leader and will be an outstanding role model to our young athletes. Coach Allison and Coach Megan will be responsible for the day to day operations of the Senior program.