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Ellen Johnson
Ellen  Johnson


Suwanee, Ga.

High School:
Lambert HS



South Carolina Honors 33 Fall 2016 Graduates at Senior Ring Ceremony


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2015 SEC Championships

2015 SEC Championships

  • 2016 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

  • 1st -- 200 Medley Relay
  • 1st -- 400 Medley Relay
  • 5th -- 100 Breaststroke
  • 10th -- 200 Breaststroke

  • 2016 (SENIOR)
  • Swam in three events at the SEC Championships, finishing 26th in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.05)
  • Also earned finishes of the 28th in the 200 breaststroke (2:16.35) and 51st in the 500 freestyle (4:57.75) at the SEC Championships
  • Had her best finish, fourth place, in the 100 breaststroke against both Duke and Vanderbilt
  • Ended the season with four top-five finishes

  • 2015 (JUNIOR)
  • Took part in five events at the SEC Championships
  • Was part of two relay teams that earned 11th place finishes at the SEC Championships, the 200 medley (1:40.72) and 400 medley (3:39.48)
  • Placed 26th in the 100 breaststroke with a swim of 1:02.74
  • Swam a time of 2:16.60 in the 200 breaststroke to finish in 30th place, and finished 48th in the 200 IM with a swim of 2:04.59
  • Won the 100 breaststroke in two dual meets, against Kentucky and FGCU, and also won the race in a tri-meet vs. East Carolina and College of Charleston
  • Finished with 10 podium finishes overall, including eight in the 100 breaststroke
  • Overall, placed in the top-five 16 times

  • 2014 (SOPHOMORE)
  • 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

  • 2013 (FRESHMAN)
  • 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)

  • 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

  • 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
  • Majoring in exercise science
  • Johnson's Top Times
    Event Time Date Meet Location
    100 Freestyle 55.80# 11/3/12 Virginia Charlottesville, Va.
    500 Freestyle 4:57.16 11/21/15 Georgia Tech Invite Atlanta, Ga.
    100 Breaststroke 1:02.63 2/28/15 Bulldog Invite Athens, Ga.
    200 Breaststroke 2:16.35p 2/20/15 SEC Championships Columbia, Mo.
    200 IM 2:04.59p 2/18/15 SEC Championships Auburn, Ala.
    400 IM 4:29.58p 2/20/14 SEC Championships Athens, Ga.

    # = Leadoff split

    Ellen Johnson

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