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Shannon Smith graduated in 2006 from the University of New Hampshire. She achieved Division 1 NCAA
qualifying times in four individual events: 200 Freestyle, 200 IM, 100 Breaststroke and 200 Breaststroke,
placing 23rd in the country in the 200 Breaststroke. Throughout her collegiate career, she achieved many honors
including America East Swimmer of the Year, ECAC Swimmer of the Year, 8 time America East Champion, 7 time
ECAC Champion, and was named an Academic All-American by the College Swimming Coaches Association of America.
During her senior year Shannon was undefeated in her signature event, the 200 Breaststroke. At the 2006 America
East Championships she set six conference records and won all of her individual events: 200 IM, 100 Breaststroke, and
shattered a seven-year old record in the 200 Breaststroke. In 2018 Shannon was
inducted into the University of New
Hampshire Hall of Fame for her hard work, dedication and achievements throughout her collegiate swim career.
Upon graduation Shannon joined the University of New Hampshire
coaching staff as an Assistant Swim Coach.
She was also their recruiting coordinator who identified talented athletes and set up official visits for potential
student-athletes. In 2015 Shannon joined Farmingdale Aquatics as their Head Coach and instantly had swimmers
make tremendous improvements as they qualified for new and faster meets. Each year of coaching she has
increased the VCC score bringing Farmingdale Aquatics into higher levels of competition. Shannon’s work ethic
and passion continuously set an excellent, positive and motivating example throughout her years of coaching.
When Shannon is not coaching or in the pool training, she teaches Physical
Education at Suffolk Community College
and works as a lifeguard during the summer at Robert Moses State Park. Shannon is a certified USA-Swimming coach
with CPR, AED, Concussion Protocol, Athlete Protection, Coach Advantage & Safety Training for Coaches certifications.
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