Nathan Dyer fired Swansea ahead with a deft seventh-minute finish from Wayne Routledge's pass, and Marvin Emnes doubled their advantage when he span John O'Shea and blasted home with just 14 minutes gone.
Monk, who was taking charge of his first game since being appointed manager on a permanent basis, was delighted with a performance which ensured his side finished 12th.
He knows his honeymoon period will have ended by the time the new campaign starts, but he is relishing the opportunity to test himself once again.
Monk said: "It's been great for me, this past three and a half months, or whatever it's been, has a learning process and a taste of what is to come.
"But then I guess from next season, I will be judged more harshly on my own merits and every single move that I make.
"But I know that, I accept that and I'm not worried about that. It's how you have to live your life, so I am just looking forward to it.
"I am looking forward to being judged, being doubted. When you have got a point to prove and you have done that your whole career, there's nothing better than trying to prove people wrong."
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