Bonnie Dix completed her 30th season as the Head Swimming and Diving Coach at Wellesley College in 2016-17. Dix has led the team to a record 20-straight Seven Sisters titles. Dix led the Blue to a 5th place finish at the 2016-17 NEWMAC Championships.
During her tenure, she has produced numerous NCAA qualifiers, All-Americans and two New England Champions. In addition, Dix’s Wellesley teams have posted three undefeated seasons: 1993-94, 1999-00 and 2000-01. Since the inception of the NEWMAC in 1998, Wellesley Swimming & Diving have won two conference championships. Prior to the formation of the NEWMAC, Wellesley won the only swimming and diving championship ever sponsored by the New England Women’s 8 (NEW 8), claiming the title in 1997-98. For her efforts, Dix has been honored by her coaching peers as the NEW 8 Coach of the Year in 1997-98 and NEWMAC Coach of the Year in 1998-99 and 2004.
Dix is a member of the American Swim Coaches Association, Level IV, the College Swim Coaches Association and the New England College Swimming Coaches Association. She also served as drug testing liaison at the 2011 NCAA Swimming and Diving National Championships.
She holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont, where she was a Division I swimmer. In addition, she holds a master’s degree from the University of Tennessee, where she was assistant coach and interim head coach. During her tenure with the Volunteers, Dix coached Tennessee’s first Southeastern Conference Individual Champion. During the summer, Dix serves as a guest speaker at various camps and clinics around the nation and abroad.