Chris Depew '13

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Chris Depew ’13 may be moving on from the University of Redlands, but he’s leaving records behind.

Depew, a native of Naperville, IL, beat his own 400 IM school-record time during the NCAA Championships in March, and finished second in the 200 IM. A math major with a physical education minor, Depew has been named All-American in various swimming events more than 20 times.

“To be able to represent Redlands at a national level each year and to have conference records that are also team records is great,” he said.

A swimmer all four years, Depew can’t imagine college without thinking of the team.

“I’ve loved every aspect,” he said. “It was great to spend time with the team, and it was fun traveling to Nationals with a few of the other guys to represent Bulldog swimming in the best way possible.”

One moment that stands out involves his younger brother, Jeff.

“I was able to cap it all off with one of my favorite memories – the 1, 2 finish of my brother and I during the 200 IM at Nationals,” he said.

Depew, who hopes to become a high school math teacher and swim coach, was drawn to the University of Redlands because of its location in Southern California and athletic program, in addition to the classes and faculty.

“Academically, it’s been a great experience,” he said. “I got to know a lot of different professors personally, and I feel like you can’t say that at a lot of large schools.”

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