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July 13, 2002

Coach of the year

Bonnie Adair was born in El Segundo, Calif., and started swimming and diving at age five. Bonnie set 35 national age group records and for 29 years had the fastest 50-meter freestyle record for an 8-year-old. Bonnie competed in 14 national championships (her first at age 13) and two Olympic Trials in 1968 and 1972. She was many times a national finalist in the 100 free and 100 fly. She was a member of a 400-meter relay that established six American records. Bonnie attended UCLA and then went on to Loyola Law School. During law school, Bonnie was an assistant coach of the UCLA Women's Swim Team and was the head coach of Team Santa Monica age group team. In 1979, Bonnie along with Clay Evans started the Santa Monica Masters Swim Team, known today as SCAQ. In 1997, Bonnie was selected as the United States Masters Coach of the Year and Western State Conference Woman's Coach of the Year.

This story is from the SCAQ website.