Cathy Bennett


Served as envoy

  • 2022  –  Belarus

Cathy Bennett has maintained a longstanding relationship with Phelps Family. She taught Michael Phelps how to swim and now acts as Director of Programming at the Michael Phelps Foundation and Director of Michael Phelps Swimming. In 1994, Cathy helped found the North Baltimore Swim School, which eventually transformed into the Michael Phelps Swimming in 2009. In 2003, Cathy was a featured speaker at the American Swimming Coaches Association World Clinic, and, in 2006, Cathy was recognized at the British Swimming Coaches and Teaching Association Conference. Cathy holds a master’s degree from Towson University in Early Childhood Education. She served as an educator in the school system before becoming a full-time swimming instructor. She also sits on multiple community boards.