Marc Benvenuti enters his 12th season as the head coach and
director of the Connecticut College aquatics program. Under
Benvenuti's direction, the Camel men's and women's programs have
flourished with each club contending and pushing the elite programs
for NESCAC supremacy.
In 2011, the Camel women placed 14th in the nation with a score of
69 points, while the men finished in 25th place with 33 points.
There were a total of 16 All-America swims and 11 school records
were shattered along the way.
Benvenuti was honored as the NESCAC Women's Swimming & Diving
Coach of the Year for the third time in his career.
In 2009, Benvenuti directed the men's program to a fourth place
finish in the NESCAC Championship and the Camels went on
to place 16th at the NCAA Championship.
Benvenuti joined the Connecticut College program after serving as
the lead assistant swim coach at Princeton University. At
Princeton, he was responsible for the sprint program and
contributed to a Tiger squad that posted a lofty 17-2 (.894) mark
in the Ivy League. Four of his swimmers advanced to the NCAA
Championships and one qualified for Olympic competition in Sydney,
Benvenuti earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and
Environmental Studies from Tufts University. As one of the Jumbo's
most successful swimmers, Benvenuti set many pool records and still
holds a number of them today, including the 50 yard Butterfly and
the 200 yard Medley Relay. A five time All-America selection at
Tufts, Benvenuti has already left his mark as one of the top
swimmers in NESCAC conference history.