Chris Dotson
Chris Dotson
Year: Junior
Hometown: Pleasanton, Calif.
High School: Foothill HS
Position: Sprint Freestyle/Butterfly


2012-13: Placed 18th overall in the 100 freestyle and 22nd overall in the 100 butterfly (50.94) at the Pac-12 Championships…Finished second in the 50 freestyle (21.57) against rival Cal Poly on Nov. 3…Finished third in the 100 freestyle (47.07) against UNLV on Jan. 19…Placed fourth in the 50 freestyle vs. Cal State Bakersfield on Dec. 15.

2011-12: Recorded a time of 52.12 in the 100-yard butterfly and a time of 46.11 in the 100-yard freestyle at the Pac-12 Championships…Swam in the 200-yard medley relay (1:34.22), the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:23.39) and the 400-yard freestyle relay (3:03.05) at the Pac-12 Championships.

Attended Foothill High School…Was coached by Danny Weber…Was a two-time All-East Bay Athletic League selection…Earned Scholastic All-American honors twice in both swimming and water polo…Set school records in the 50 freestyle, 100 free and 200 free relay…Set EBAL records in the 50 and 100 free…Was a four-time North Coast Section Championships qualifier…Swam club with Tri-Valley Aquatics where he was coached by Daniel Ridosko. 

Christopher David Dotson was born on Oct. 23, 1992 in San Ramon, Calif.…Nicknamed “Dotty”…Parents are Dave and Dana Dotson…Has an older sister, Anna, and a younger brother, Matthew…Is majoring in economics with a minor in math…Aspires to be a stockbroker or financial planner…Enjoys golf, long boarding, surfing, skim boarding and exercising…Favorite movie is “The Italian Job” and his favorite books come from the Harry Potter series…Enjoys the music of Blink 182…Names making his Junior Nationals cut during his last possible swim as his most memorable athletic achievement…His hero is Nathan Adrian…Favorite aspect of college swimming is the weight training…Enjoys drawing.