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Providence College Swimming Camps
Providence College Swimming Camps

Camp Staff


Kevin Salisbury  Assistant Coach

Kevin Salisbury enters his 15th season with the Providence College men's and women's swimming and diving program. Salisbury has been working with camps and clinics for decades and brings a wealth of experience to the position, having served as head coach at Clark University from 1990 to 2000. He also coached at Brown University.

In addition to his duties with the Friars, Salisbury is the Associate Athletic Director at CCRI, as well as an adjunct professor in physical education and psychology. He is a 1986 graduate of the University of Rhode Island and a 1993 inductee in the Rhode Island Aquatic Hall of Fame. Salisbury has coached camps and clinics for many years, and has also served as an Assistant Coach with the Little Rhody Aquatic Club.

Salisbury and his wife, Lisa reside in North Smithfield, R.I. and have three daughters, Kaitlyn, 25, Jessica, 22, and Rachel, 20.


Margaret Howe  |  Assistant Coach

Margaret Howe joins the Friars as the program’s full time Assistant Coach and will embark on her first season with the program in 2016-17.  Most recently, Howe served as head coach of men’s and women’s swimming at St. Joseph’s College in Maine. During her tenure at St Joseph’s, Howe led the Monks to a runner-up finish at the GNAC Conference Championships. The team broke six school records, earned the program’s first GNAC Institutional Sportsmanship Award and had the program’s first ECAC qualifier. Howe was responsible for all phases of the program, including the day to day administration, workout planning, execution and fundraising. Howe’s recruiting efforts for the Fall of 2016 have yielded the largest class in two years for the program.

Howe’s additional coaching background includes stints as assistant coach with the Boston College Masters program as well as work with Crimson Aquatics in Massachusetts and the Little Rhody Aquatic Club in Rhode Island. Howe is a 2010 graduate of Boston College where she represented the Eagles during her four seasons on the varsity team. She is a two-time All-ACC Honor Roll Athlete and a four-time Eagle Academic Award winner.


Riley O'Connell  |  Assistant Coach

Riley O'Connell serves as Graduate Assistant Coach of the Providence Swimming and Diving Team. A 2016 Graduate of PC, Riley completed an outstanding career for the Friars serving as Co-Captain in her senior year.  She was a Friar all-time top ten performer in mulitple events, a school record holder and winner of the 2013 O'Neill Family Award.  The West Barnstable, MA native is enrolled in the MBA program at Providence.


Sarah Silva  |  Assistant Coach

Swim Camp veteran Sarah Silva served as the Providence College Swimming and Diving Team Graduate Assistant Coach on 2012-13. A 2012 graduate of Providence College, Sarah was a four year team member serving as a Captain her senior year. In 2010, she was named winner of the Clara Lamore Award as the team's most improved female athlete. Sarah has also served with the College's Club and Camp Programs as well as with the Radnor Aquatic Club in Pennsylvania. Sarah graduated in May 2012 with a Bachelor of Art in Elementary and Special Education and continues to coach while teaching localy. She and her husband Brian live in Seekonk, MA.