New England Swimming
Level 2
Excellence 200

Coaches and Directors

Coaches and Directors
Coaching Staff
Harrison Hollingsworth Head Coach

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 qualifiers.

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 and teammate.

Nicole Benson Assistant Coach

 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.  

Kristopher Reslow Lead Junior Coach

High School training group coach

Chelsey Foley Lead Intro Coach

Lead Intro Coach

Board of Directors
Kimberly Netishen President
Mark Cavalier President Elect
Lisa Byrne Treasurer
Harrison Hollingsworth Head Coach, Board of Directors
Paul Mueller Coach, Board of Directors
Chris Woolridge Board of Directors
Robert Gerkin Board of Directors
Larry Arend Board Member
Shannon Deschenes Business Manager