THIS SEASON: Nick Johnson, a 2014 senior, is a strong distance freestyler for the Trojans who is looking to build on his first Pac-12 finalist appearance (500y free) as a junior while continuing to provide scoring punch in dual meets and the postseason.
2013: Johnson made his conference finalist debut as a 2013 junior, finishing seventh in the 500y free (4:25.01) after posting a PR of 4:22.05 to qualify for the final. He was also 11th in the 1650y free (15:32.48) and 28th in the 200y free (1:39.97, PR) ... At the 2012 U.S. Winter Nationals, he was seventh in the 500y free (4:26.42) and was ninth in the 1650y free (15:22.07, PR) ... He earned 2013 Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention notice for the second year in a row and nabbed CSCAA Scholar All-American honorable mention honors.
2012: For the second year in a row, Johnson was among USC's top distance swimmers as a 2012 sophomore. At the Pac-12 Championships, he took ninth in the 1650y free (15:19.11) for the second straight season while finishing 15th in the 500y free (4:25.63) and 23rd in the 200y free (1:40.01) ... He was named to the 2012 Pac-12 All-Academic honorable mention team.
2011: Johnson was among USC's top distance swimmers as a 2011 freshman, racing in three events at the 2011 Pac-10 Championships. He was ninth in the 1650y free (15:26.28), 13th in the 500y free (4:26.54) and 18th in the 400y IM (4:00.92). His Pac-10 time in the mile was an NCAA `B' cut and a PR.
HIGH SCHOOL: Johnson prepped at Jesuit High in Sacramento, Calif., where he was a member of the 2010 U.S. World Youth Team. In 2009, he posted the sixth-fastest time in the 1500m at the U.S. Open Championships and the fifth-fastest time in the 400m free.
CLUB/COACH: Arden Hills Swimming/Brian Nabeta, Kirk Johnson, Chris Oshiro.
PERSONAL: Born March 20, 1992 ... He is majoring in business, management, marketing and related support services.
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