men’s swimming & diving
Active from 1980-1984 • Inducted in 2017
Chris Edison is a former NAIA All-American for men's swimming from 1980-84. At the time of his induction, Edison was still among the all-time top-six school marks in the 200, 500, 1,000 and 1,650 Freestyle, the 200 Butterfly and 400 Individual Medley. Additionally, he had remained in the top three all-time as part of four different 400 and 800 Freestyle relay teams. He competed in two relays and three other races at the NAIA National Championships in 1980-81. In the 800 Freestyle relay, the team finished fifth overall in 1980 and placed sixth the following year.
Chris resides in West Salem and has lived there for the past 22 years with his wife, Anna, and their three children Alexander, James and Molly. He is currently retired after spending 20 years working in information technology for the Oregon Department of Education. He coached the West Salem High Water Polo team for 10 years while his kids were still there and is a co-owner and coach for his local water polo club. Chris is currently facing stage 3 Parkinson’s Disease after being diagnosed in September 2004. The disease has not stopped him from enjoying his hobbies such as boxing class, yoga, swimming and masters water polo.
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