|Title:||Head Swimming Coach|
Marc Benvenuti enters his 11th 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, Australia.
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.