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Ellen Johnson

  • position Breaststroke
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Suwanee, Ga.
  • High school Lambert HS
  • position Breaststroke
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Suwanee, Ga.
  • High school Lambert HS

Ellen Johnson Bio


  • 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


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


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