Christian, who is the younger brother of former Emory swimmer Hayden, is a car fanatic. Christian was a four-year member of the Farragut High School swimming team, serving as the team’s co-captain during his senior year. He finished among the top-eight at the state championships each of his sophomore, junior, and senior years and led his team to a city meet championship in 2013. He was also an NCSA and USA Swimming Junior National B qualifier.
Christian again went to the Miami Invite and did very well. He won both the mile and 500 free. He also placed 4th in the 200 back, showing his versatility. At UAAs, Christian placed 2nd in both the 200 and 500 free. At DIII NCAAs, Christian placed 3rd in the 500 free(4:23.45) and 5th in the 200 free(1:37.95).
Christian started out his college career of taper meets at the Miami Invite, where he posted impressive times in the 200 and 500 free, placing 4th and 2nd, respectively. He also swam a 1:50.65 in his 100 back and placed 5th. At UAAs, Christian placed 3rd in the 200 free and 4th in the mile.