Florida Tech Panthers Ben Klimczak Named Assistant Swimming Coach and Assistant Aquatics Director
By Alex Henderson, Florida Tech News Bureau // September 15, 2023
coach dent: We're very excited to have Ben join our team!
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Florida Tech head coach David Dent has announced the hiring of Ben Klimczak as assistant swimming coach of the men’s and women’s swimming teams and assistant aquatics director.
“We’re very excited to have Ben Klimczak join our team!” said Dent.
“His background in coaching middle-distance and stroke groups, along with his positive attitude is a fantastic addition that will have an immediate impact on our scholar-athletes. We also want to thank the university and our administration for their ongoing support of our program, and with the addition of Klimczak to our coaching staff, we’re confident that we can achieve new levels of success.”
Klimczak comes to Florida Tech following his time as an assistant swimming coach with the Plantation Swimming Team in Plantation, Florida since June 2022.
Prior to his time at Plantation, he was a seasonal assistant swim coach at Nova Southeastern from September 2021 to May 2022.
While with the Sharks, he helped guide the men’s and women’s programs to the 2022 NCAA Division II National Championships where the women took home a 3rd place finish and the men’s program recorded a 12th place finish at Nationals.
“His experience in the Sunshine State Conference makes him a great fit to help us continue to climb the rankings of the SSC and the NCAA.” Dent commented.
“I’m incredibly excited to join the Panther athletic family,” said Klimczak.
“I’m counting down the days until I arrive on campus and plan on immersing myself in the swimming program’s atmosphere which I’ve personally seen is second to none. What excites me the most is the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with our scholar-athletes and help them produce results they’ll be proud of.”
An NCAA Division III Scholar Athlete, Klimczak was a three-year member of the swimming program at Wabash College in Crawfordsville, Indiana from 2017-2019.
Klimczak managed to rank top 10 in four events in the Little Giants program record book. He is in the 100 and 200-yard Backstroke and 200 and 400 Medley Relay.
At the 2019 North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC), Klimczak helped lead the team to its best finish in school history with a fourth-place finish and scoring 1093.5 points in the conference championship.
To record a fifth-place finish in the 200-yard Backstroke his sophomore year at the 2018-2019 North Coast Athletic Conference Championships and sixth in the B Finals of the 100-yard Backstroke.
Klimczak received his Bachelor of Arts in classics with minors in psychology and history from Wabash College in May 2021.
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