BOD Member

Phil Dodson



chair AT ilmsa DOT com

Phil Dodson, Chair

Masters Swimmer since 1988. Swims with Phil’s Phish.


May 31, 2021- May 31, 2023


  • Be the principal executive officer of ILMSA and shall in general supervise and control all of the business and affairs of ILMSA.
  • Preside at all meetings of the members and of the Board.
  • Sign, with the Secretary or any other proper officer of ILMSA authorized by the Board, any contracts or other instruments which the Board has authorized to be executed and any amendment to the Articles of ILMSA’s Organization.
  • Perform all duties incident to the office of Chair and such other duties as may be prescribed by the Board from time to time



Phil is founding member and coach of “Phil’s Phish” a Masters Swim Club in the Chicago area.  Phil has swum competitively since age 9: High School, College and 34 years in Masters. Experience in the USMS national organization includes: 5 years on Board, 2 as Treasurer and member of the Finance Committee and Investment Committee since 2007 and 2011, respectively. For Illinois Masters he served as Treasurer or Finance Chair from 2005 to 2021 and elected Chair in June 2021.

His favorite events, all in short course, are the 200 free and 200 fly, but his newest swimming passion is coaching Phil’s Phish where he provides year round daily workouts and in summer months hands out home grown tomatoes and cucumbers to workout survivors.

Phil and wife Nancy are Chicago residents with three children, the two oldest – LAX coaches and youngest – special education teacher.