William Johnson (swimmer)

William Roy Johnson (March 19, 1947 – April 22, 2005) was an American competition swimmer.

William Johnson
Personal information
Full nameWilliam Roy Johnson
National teamUnited States
Born(1947-03-19)March 19, 1947
Santa Monica, California
DiedApril 22, 2005(2005-04-22) (aged 58)
Height6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight190 lb (86 kg)
ClubLos Angeles Athletic Club
College teamUniversity of Southern California

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

Johnson attended the University of Southern California (USC), and swam for the USC Trojans swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition from 1966 to 1968. He was recognized as an All-American four times as a college swimmer.[3]

See also


  1. Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, William Johnson. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  2. Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, United States Swimming at the 1968 Ciudad de México Summer Games. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  3. USCTrojans.com, Men's Swimming, Trojan All-Americans (458). Retrieved October 21, 2012.

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