BOD Member

Phil Dodson

Phil Dodson, Immediate Past Chair

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


May 31, 2021- May 31, 2023



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.