Allison O’Keefe has previously served as the assistant swim coach at Bristol Eastern High School. While she there, in 2012, the 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.