2015 INDUCTION TO THE RHODE ISLAND AQUATIC HALL OF FAME
Colin Shannahan began his swimming career at the Cumberland Lincoln Boys (CLBC) and Girls Club. In 1996 he was honored with the CLBC Youth of the Year Award. His high school years were spent at Lincoln High School. While competing for the Lions, Collin was named to the All State Team all four years. He won the State Championship title in the 200 yard and 500 yard freestyle during his junior and senior years. The Jack Gleason Outstanding Swimmer Award, the Lincoln High School Outstanding Athlete Award, and the Rhode Island Interscholastic Swimmer of the Year Award were three honors he received during 1998. His United States Swimming career was as an age group swimmer at the East Bay Aquatic Club (EBAC) and the Attleboro Blue Fish (ABF). His Masters swimming career was with Swim Rhode Island and New England Masters. During his time at EBAC and ABF Collin qualified for Junior Nationals. After high school, Collin attended Columbia University and competed all four years earning a letter all four years. He was a member of the Columbia University record setting 200 yard freestyle relay. After graduating from Columbia, Collin became the Assistant Coach of Swimming at the University of Rhode Island (2003 -2011). In 2011 Collin was named Head Coach of Wagner University.