Ellen Johnson
Ellen Johnson

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Suwanee, Ga.

High School:
Lambert HS

Event:
Breaststroke


01/26/2013

Gamecocks Sweep College of Charleston, Queens, Wingate In Home Finale

Carolina wins 12 events on Saturday, 24 total on the weekend

01/25/2013

Ridenour Breaks Three-Meter Record; Gamecocks Open Strong In Final Home Meet

Carolina wins 12 events on the night

11/16/2012

Gamecocks Conclude Day Two at Virginia Tech Invitational

Carolina wins five events, records three NCAA B cuts

11/16/2012

Gamecocks Wrap Up Day Two Prelims At Virginia Tech Invite

Carolina wins two preliminary events

11/15/2012

Flach Leads Gamecocks In Day One Prelims at Virginia Tech Invite

Carolina sends 32 swimmers, five divers to tonight's finals

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.

Johnson's Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
100 freestyle 55.08# 11/3/12 Virginia Charlottesville, Va.
500 freestyle 5:04.87 1/12/13 Duke Durham, N.C.
100 breaststroke 1:02.75 1/25/13 College of Charleston/Queens/Wingate Columbia, S.C.
200 breaststroke 2:17.47 2/22/14 SEC Championships Athens, Ga.
200 IM 2:06.44 11/15/12 Virginia Tech Invitational Christiansburg, Va.
400 IM 4:29.58 2/20/14 SEC Championships Athens, Ga.
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