50 Years, 50 Titans: Tim Bennett

Posted by Town of Tonawanda Titans Swim Club on Mar 04 2021 at 09:54AM PST

We didn’t want to wait another week to talk about this next Titan. Especially since he one of the people you immediately think of when our club is mentioned.

This week’s featured Titan, Tim Bennett

Coach Tim started coaching for Titans in 1995 when the team had only 75 swimmers. Today he is the Age Group Coordinator for over 200 members and you can currently find him coaching our level 4 and level 6 swimmers.

Not only has Tim help grow the team in size but with talent and skill too. Since 1995, Titans have won several district championships, sent countless swimmers to the Eastern Zone Championships, Super Sectional Meets, Junior National, and Senior National Meets. We have had Zone Champions, National top 16, National Top 10 swimmers, and broken numerous district records, and Coach Tim was part of it all.

Some fun facts about Coach Tim:

  • • Graduated from Buffalo State College and University at Buffalo
  • • His best stroke is Freestyle.
  • • While swimming for Buffalo State, he set the school records in the 200, 500, 1000, 1650 freestyle events!
  • • Coach Tim has been recognized as the Age Group Coach of the Year by the American Swim Coaches Association three times

Ask any of his swimmers what they think of Coach Tim and they all will give you the same answer – his enthusiasm motivates them to swim their best. Whether it is before a meet leading the team cheer or encouraging them during practices, his positive upbeat attitude is contagious to his swimmers!

Quick Q&A with Coach Tim:

Q: When did you become a member of the Titan family?*
A: Began coaching June 1995.

Q: What is your favorite Titan memory?*
A: The Donnarumma family hosting a Titans baby shower, in their home, for my wife 16 years ago.

Q: What is your least favorite stroke or event?*
A: Any length of breaststroke!

Raise your hand if Coach Tim was part of your Titan journey!

Do you have a favorite memory or picture of Coach Tim? Please comment below and let us know. We cannot wait to hear about them and hopefully see some great throwbacks too!


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