Wellesley Swimming & Diving Welcomes Dawn Dill as Assistant Coach

Head Coach Bonnie Dix has announced the hiring of Dawn Dill was as Assistant Swimming Coach.
Head Coach Bonnie Dix has announced the hiring of Dawn Dill was as Assistant Swimming Coach.

WELLESLEY, Mass. -- Wellesley College Swimming & Diving Head Coach Bonnie Dix has announced the hiring of Dawn Dill was as Assistant Swimming Coach at Wellesley College.

Dill was previously the Head Coach at MIT from 2003-2015, where she earned NEWMAC Coach of the Year honors in 2006, 2009, and 2010. While at MIT, Dill led the team to a 152-36 dual meet record, 10 NEWMAC Championship team finishes, and 10 Top-10 team finishes at the NCAA Championships. Dill coached over 100 All-Americans and over 200 Academic All-Americans before stepping away in 2015 to spend more time with her family.

Before her time at MIT, Dill coached at Vassar College from 2001-03, spending one season as an assistant coach and one season as the interim Head Coach. Prior to Vassar, Dill served as a graduate assistant coach for the Smith College swimming and diving program from 1999-01. She was also an assistant coach for the University of Massachusetts women's swimming and water polo teams in 1998-99. Dill received a bachelor's degree from Smith in 1996 and also earned a Master's of Science in exercise and sport studies from her alma mater in 2001.

Dill was a seven-time All-American in the 100 and 200 breaststroke while at Smith. The New England Swimmer of the Year in 1996, Dill was a seven-time New England champion in the 50, 100, and 200 breaststroke and an eight-time Seven Sisters champion. She was also honored as both an Academic All-American and ECAC Scholar Athlete. She currently resides in Newton. 

The Blue continue the season this weekend at the 2019 Seven Sisters Championships on Saturday and Sunday, January 19-20 at Smith College.