Bonnie Adair

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Bonnie Adair is a U.S. Masters Swimming coach at Southern California Aquatics.


Bonnie was born in El Segundo, California, and started swimming and diving at age 5. Bonnie set 35 National Age Group records and for 29 years held the fastest 50-meter freestyle record for an 8-year-old. Bonnie competed in 14 National Championships (her first at age 13) and 2 Olympic Trials. She was many times a National finalist in the 100 free and 100 fly and a member of a 400-meter Medley Relay that established 6 American records. Bonnie attended UCLA as an undergraduate and then Loyola Law School. During law school, Bonnie was the assistant coach of the UCLA Women's Swim Team and also coached Team Santa Monica age group team. In 1979, Bonnie, along with Clay Evans, created the Santa Monica Masters Swim Team, which later became SCAQ. From 1996-1999 Bonnie coached both the Men's and Women's swimming teams at Santa Monica College and in 1997 was honored as the Western State Conference Woman's Coach of the Year while also receiving United States Masters Coach of the Year. In 2002-3, Bonnie began assisting with the LMU Women's Swim Team as a volunteer and in 2004, was hired as the program's first full-time Head Coach.

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