Chris Ardoin
Chris Ardoin
Height: 6-3
Hometown: Oakland, CA
High School: Bishop O'Dowd HS
Position: Sprint Freestyle
EXP: 4V

2008-09

Elected team captain for the 2008-09 season ... received thePete Accardy Coaches Award for the second consecutive season as the swimmer who best embodied legendary Northridge head coach, and Matador Hall of Fame Inductee Pete Accardy's spirit of competition and teamwork ... fastest times swam in 2008-09 include: 50 Freestyle in 21.19 and 100 Freestyle in 46.90 at the Big West Championships (2/25-28), the second fastest time recorded this season for each event on the men's team ... 200 Freestyle in 1:44.20 at the Big West Championships, the second fastest recorded time this season on the men's team, 500 Freestyle in 5:07.25 at the Malibu Invitational (10/25) ... 1000 Freestyle in 10:50.41 at the Irvine Invitational (1/3), this third fastest time recorded this season on the men's team.

2007-08

Ardoin swam the 50-, 100-, and 200-Freestylefor the Matadors and competed on the 200-, 400-, and 800-Freestyle Relay teams ... tabbed the second-best 50-Freestyle time for the Matadors in 07-08 season, going 21.14 at the Big West Championships ... established himself as one of the top-three freestylers for the Matadors ... collected all of his season-best times at the Big West Championships ... best individual times: 50 Freestyle (21.14), 100 Freestyle(46.97), 200 Freestyle(1:43.90).

2006-07

Ardoin swam the 50-, 100-, and 200-Freestylefor the Matadors and competed on the 200-, 400-, and 800-Freestyle Relay teams ... managed the third-best 100 Freestyletime for Northridge, going 47.30 at the Big West Championships ... a member of the top freestyle relay teams for Northridge, all three of which finished fifth place at the Big West Championships.

2005-06

Chris Ardoin swam a season-best 22.01 in the 50 Freestyle at the UNLV Winter Invitational ... best times: 100 Freestyle (47.80), 200 Freestyle (1:46.82).

BISHOP O'DOWD HIGH SCHOOL

Chris Ardoin competed in swimming and basketball at Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, Calif. ... earned all-league honors in swimming in 2004 and 2005 ... the Dragons won two league swim championships and three league championships in basketball where he was a small forward ... earned letters all four years for the swim team ... graduated in 2005 with a 3.0 grade point average.

PERSONAL

Born November 20, 1986 in Oakland, Calif. ... parents are Sharon and Richard Ardoin ... has two older brothers, Michael and Matt ... favorites include the San Francisco Giants, basketball great Larry Bird, actor Will Ferrell, actress Jessica Alba, and bagels ... enjoys CSUN water polo player Melissa Mendoza's pancakes ... says the best thing about being an athlete is "being in shape" ... once met boxer Evander Holyfield.

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