Christian grew up in Ridgewood Queens and attended Grover Cleveland High school, where he learned to swim his freshman year. This is where his love for the water began. Swimming quickly became one of his favorite exercises and sports to compete in, and led him to pursue a path in Aquatics. He worked as a lifeguard for NYC parks for several seasons and has taught lessons for several years. He loves teaching because it brings him joy to watch kids learn how to swim and develop their competitive skills in the water as well. In his free time he likes to go to the gym, enjoy good food, and hang out with family and friends.