David Johnson (swimmer)

David Charles Johnson (born February 20, 1947) is an American former competition swimmer.

David Johnson
Personal information
Full nameDavid Charles Johnson
National teamUnited States
Born (1947-02-20) February 20, 1947
Wilmington, Delaware
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight165 lb (75 kg)
Sport
SportSwimming
StrokesFreestyle
ClubPhiladelphia Aquatic Club
College teamYale University

Johnson represented the United States at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City.[1] He swam for the gold medal-winning U.S. relay teams in the preliminary heats of the men's 4×100-meter freestyle and men's 4×200-meter freestyle.[1][2] He did not receive a medal in either event because only relay swimmers who competed in the event final were eligible for medals under the 1968 Olympic rules.

Johnson attended Yale University, where he swam for coach Phil Moriarty's Yale Bulldogs swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and Ivy League competition from 1967 to 1969. He was a member of the Yale team that won the NCAA national championship in the 800-yard freestyle relay in 1968.[3] He graduated from Yale College in 1969, and the Yale School of Medicine in 1973.

See also

References

  1. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "David Johnson". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  2. Evans, Hilary; Gjerde, Arild; Heijmans, Jeroen; Mallon, Bill. "United States Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games". Olympics at Sports-Reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  3. IvyLeagueSports.com, History of the Ivy league, NCAA Championships (1957–Present) Archived 2014-11-29 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved October 21, 2012.


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