Robert Dawson
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    Robert Dawson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Colorado Springs, CO

    High School:
    Rampart

    Height:
    6-1

    Event:
    Freestyle

    2009-10 Highlights: All-MWC in five events; the 100 freestyle, 200 free relay, 200 medley relay, 400 free relay and 400 medley relay ... swam the team's fastest 100 free time of 44.73, which is fourth all-time at AFA ... swam the team's second-fastest 50 free time (20.72) ... swam the anchor on the four all-conference relay groups .

    2008-09 Highlights: Earned all-conference honors as a member of the 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay, all of which set new school records ... anchored the 400 medley relay team, which placed second with an Academy record time of 3:15.01 ... also anchored the 400 free relay and 200 medley relay, which both finished third with marks of 2:58.63 and 1:28.68, respectively ... consolation finalist in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 butterfly ... won the consolation finals of the 100 fly with a mark of 49.23, which ranks as the sixth-fastest in school history ... top times in the 50 free (20.44) and 100 free (45.56) rank sixth and 10th, respectively, in Academy history.

    2007-08 Highlights: Consolation finalist in the 50 freestyle at the MWC Championships ... held the Falcons' second-fastest 50 free time for the season.

    High School: Lettered four years in swimming ... coached by Ron Lockwood ... team captain ... two-time all-area selection ... named an All-American ... swam for the Falfins club team, coached by Scott Allen ... member of National Honor Society.

    Personal: Member of cadet squadron 35 ... son of Greg and Monica Dawson ... has a sister, Gina ... nickname is "Stiffler" ... majoring in engineering management ... plans to attend pilot training after leaving the Academy ... greatest moment in sports was USA's victory over France in the men's 400 freestyle relay ... favorite food is barbecue ... hobby is cars ... favorite movie is The Fifth Element ... person in history he'd like to meet is his grandma, because "I never had the opportunity" ... something not many people know about him is that he has a fear of boats ... on his iPod: British punk rock ... if he could trade places with one of his teammates for a day, it would be Ben Gunn, "so I could see what it's like to be the best" ... favorite quote: "I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them." -Ian Fleming.

    Inside Men's Swimming