Bonnie Dix
Bonnie Dix
  • Title:
    Head Swimming Coach; PERA Associate Professor of the Practice
  • Phone:
    781-283-2021
  • Email:
    bdix@wellesley.edu
  • Education:
    B.S., University of Vermont; M.S., University of Tennessee

Bio

Bonnie Dix completed her 36th year as the Head Swimming and Diving Coach at Wellesley College in 2022-23.

During her tenure, she has produced numerous NCAA qualifiers, All-Americans and two New England Champions. In addition, Dix’s Wellesley teams have posted four undefeated seasons: 1993-94, 1999-00, 2000-01, ad 2019-20. 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.

Season Dual Meet Record NEWMAC/NEW8 Championships NCAA Championships NCAA Qualifiers
2021-22 4-3 6th T-41st (1) 1
2020-21 -- -- -- --
2019-20 7-0 5th -- 1
2018-19 6-1 5th  --   --
2017-18  5-3   6th  20th (40)   1 
 2016-17  5-4  5th  29th (23)  1
2015-16  7-3   3rd  20th (37)   1 
2014-15 7-3 3rd 20th (37)  1
2013-14 4-3  3rd   --  -- 
 2012-13  10-2  3rd  N/A 1
2011-12  7-4  3rd 33rd (18) 2
2010-11 4-4 5th --  --
2009-10 7-6 6th --   -- 
2008-09  3-7  6th 23rd (30)   1 
2007-08 8-5 4th  --  --
2006-07 6-4 3rd -- --
2005-06  6-4  3rd    
 2004-05  6-5  3rd     
2003-04  7-3  3rd    
2002-03 4-2 4th    
 2001-02  5-2 T-2nd     
 2000-01  7-0  3rd    
 1999-00  7-0  1st    
1998-99 5-2  1st    
 1997-98   6-1    1st     
1996-97  5-3   1st    
1995-96 8-1 --    
1994-95 7-1 --    
1993-94 11-0 --    
1992-93 9-3 --    
1991-92 8-4 --    
1990-91 9-1  --     
1989-90 9-2 --    
1988-89 5-5  --     
1987-88 6-4  --