Coaches

Varsity Head Coach David Bennett

David Bennett is the Head Coach of the San Dieguito Academy Swim Team.

David was a four-year Division I swimmer at the University of Rhode Island. Prior to swimming in college, he was a five-time Connecticut High School Champion and State Open Champion, specializing in the Butterfly and Individual Medley.  In 2011, he was inducted into the Lyman Hall High School Hall of Fame for his athletic and career achievements.

David earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering and has also earned a Master of Business Administration degree.  He lives in Encinitas with his wife, two daughters and two really big dogs.  Besides swimming he loves coaching softball, the New York Yankees and college football.

Coach Bennett’s email is:  sdacoachdavid@gmail.com

JV Coach Savannah Castellanos

Savannah Castellanos is the Head JV and Assistant Varsity Coach for SDA Swimming.

Savannah was born and raised in Encinitas.  She swam competitively for over twelve years with Rancho San Dieguito Swimming and Torrey Pines High School. She graduated from Torrey Pines with honors while played multiple sports such as volleyball, beach volleyball, soccer, and swim. She is part of the coaching staff of Rancho San Dieguito Swimming and has been a swimming instructor at the Boys & Girls Club since 2016.

Savannah is currently attending MiraCosta College with plans to transfer to UCLA to peruse a carrier in the medical field. Besides swimming she enjoys surfing, playing beach volleyball and running around with her two dogs.

Coach Castellanos’ email is: