2013-14 - One of the Gamecocks top athletes in the breaststroke and IMs ... Competed at the SEC Championships, finishing 29th in both the 100 (1:03.29) and 200 (2:17.47) breaststroke ... Also placed 34th in the 400 IM with a time of 4:29.58 ... Recorded seven top three finishes ... Also swam the 200 IM.
2012-13 - One of South Carolina's top freshmen...Swam in all but one meet during the regular season...Recorded two individual wins in a tri meet against College of Charleston, Queens and Wingate, with one coming in the 100 breaststroke and one in the 200 breaststroke...Time of 1:02.75 in the 100 breaststroke is the fourth fastest in school history...Ranked second on the team in the 100 breaststroke (1:02.75) and 200 breaststroke (2:18.90), fourth in the 200 IM (2:06.44) and third in the 400 IM (4:29.98).
PRE-COLLEGE - Graduated from Lambert High School...Lettered all four years under head coach Brandi Kamp...Helped guide Lambert to a second-place finish at the state championships...Was a part of relay team that finished first in the state and was awarded All-American honors...Set two individual records and one relay record...Named MVP senior year...Competed for the Swim Atlanta club team under coach Jeff Hike...Member of Swim Atlanta's select travel team for three years...Made top 10 of all-time for Swim Atlanta in the 100 breaststroke...Three-time USA Swimming Academic All-American.
PERSONAL -Full name is Ellen Ivar Johnson...Born June 13, 1994...Parents are Mike and Elizabeth Johnson...Has two sisters, Liv and Jane...Father played soccer and basketball and college, ranking first in the nation in field goal percentage in 1983...Chose South Carolina because of the coaching staff, team environment and academic opportunities...Plans to major in exercise science.