|Title:||Head Swimming Coach, PERA Associate Professor of the Practice|
B.S., University of Vermont
M.S., University of Tennessee
Bonnie Dix, entering her 25th season as the Head Swimming and Diving Coach at Wellesley College, has compiled a career record of 148-49 (.751) in dual meet competition. In the 2011-2012 season, Dix led the team to a 15th-straight Seven Sisters title, their 20th in the last 21 years. Dix led the Blue to a 3rd place finish at the NEWMAC Championships, the program's best finish since the 2006-07 season.
During her tenure, she has produced 21 NCAA qualifiers, 13 All-Americans (responsible for 37 All-America honors) 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. Recently, she used a leave to do research involving taper and re-taper methods, strength training specifically for swimmers, and the differences in training male and female collegiate swimmers.