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2007 Men's Swimming & Diving Roster

Grant Johnson

Free/Back/Fly

CLASS
SR
Hometown
Clearwater, Fla. (Holy Family Academy)
Experience
3L
School
Career Best Times  
Short Course (Yards)  
50 Free - 21.09 (LSU, 1/12/08)
100 Free - 45.91 (FSU, 11/20/07)
200 Free - 1:34.07 (2007 NCAA Championships)
500 Free - 4:17.19 (2008 SEC Championships)
1000 Free - 9:21.34 (LSU, 1/12/06)
1,650 Free - 15:12.04 (2007 NCAA Championships)
50 Back- 23.90sx (LSU, 1/12/08)
100 Back - 50.44 (Virginia, 10/11/07)
200 Back - 1:53.20 (LSU, 10/19/06)
100 Fly - 52.84 (Georgia, 10/27/05)
   
Long Course (Meters)  
50 Free - 24.00 (Michigan, 10/19/07)
100 Free - 52.94 (Texas Senior Circuit Championships, 6/20/04)
200 Free - 1:53.14 (2006 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals)
400 Free - 4:01.71p (2006 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals)
100 Back - 57.70 (2006 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals)
100 Fly - 57.30 (Texas Senior Circuit Championships, 6/20/04)

UF All-Time Rankings:
Second as part of 800 FR (6:17.82) … Fourth in the 200 free (1:34.07) … Eighth as part of 200 FR (1:18.89).

National/International Competition
Swam to a 21st-place finish in the 100-meter back (57.70) at the 2006 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals … Also competed in the 200-meter free (1:53.14) and 400-meter free (4:01.71) at Nationals … Placed 34th at the 2004 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals in the 200-meter free in a time of 1:55.34 … Competed in the 50 free, 100 free, 200 free, 100 back and the 100 fly at the 2004 Spring Senior Championships … Recorded five personal-best times at the 2004 Texas Senior Circuit in the 100-meter back (58.90), 200-meter free (1:55.42), 100-meter free (52.94), 50-meter free (24.28) and the 100-meter fly (57.30) … Also competed in the 2003 U.S. Open, 2003 Southern Zone Sectionals and 2003 NCSA Junior National Championships.

At Florida                                                                             
2007-08: Earned the fourth All-American honor of his career as part of the 400 FR team that finished sixth (6:24.03) at the NCAA Championships in Seattle (3/27-29) … Also placed 22nd in the 500 free (15:17.98) and 40th in the 500 free (4:25.60) … Helped the 800 FR team to a second place finish (6:22.84) to open the SEC Championships (2/20-23) in Tuscaloosa … Placed third in the 500 free (4:17.19), sixth in the 200 free (1:35.90) and 13th in the 1,650 free (15:23.74) in Tuscaloosa … Claimed second in the 50 free (21.09) in his final home meet versus FAU (2/9) … Placed fourth in the 200-meter free (1:57.07) for his best individual finish against Auburn (1/26) … Touched second in the 500 free (4:34.04) in the tri-meet win over Purdue and IRCC (1/5) … Earned top honors in the 200 free (1:38.53) and placed third in the 100 free (46.52) against Purdue (1/4) … Placed third in the 200 free (1:38.94) and 100 free (45.91) against Florida State (11/20) … Placed third in the 100 back (50.44) for his first top finish of the new season at Virginia (10/11).

2006-07: SEC Academic Honor Roll selection … Earned three All-America honors at the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis (3/15-17) … Took 10th in the 200 free with a career-best time of 1:34.07 … Also placed 19th in the 1,650 free with a career-best time of 15:12.04 and 22nd in the 500 free with a personal-best 4:21.08 … Led off the national runner-up 800 FR team (6:17.82) and helped the 200 FR squad finish eighth (1:18.89) … Won his first career conference title as part of the 800 FR (6:22.31) at the SEC Championships in Lexington, Ky. (2/7-10) … Also recorded a league runner-up effort in the 200 free (1:35.23) … Turned in fourth-place finishes in the 500 (4:21.10) and 1,650 free (15:21.74) to wrap up a meet in which he earned four All-SEC honors … Participated in the 100-meter free (56.80), 200-meter free (2:02.00), 400-meter free (4:20.39) and 100-meter back (1:00.74) at the U.S. Open in West Lafayette, Ind. (11/30-12/2)… Picked up his first win of the campaign with a victory in the 200 free (1:41.10) against LSU (10/19) … Also recorded a runner-up finish in the 200 back versus the Tigers, turning in a time of 1:53.20)

2005-06: SEC Academic Honor Roll selection … Competed in three events at the NCAA Championships in Atlanta (3/23-25) … Placed 23rd in the 500 free (4:22.70), 28th in the 1,650 free (15:32.97) and 40th in the 200 free (1:38.63) … Placed fifth in three events at the SEC Championships in Knoxville, Tenn. (2/15-18) to earn three All-SEC honors … Recorded a career-best time of 4:21.52 during the preliminaries of the 500 free … Clocked a time of 4:23.56 during the 500 free finals to finish fifth … Swam a career-best time of 15:20.47 in the 1,650 free to finish fifth … Recorded a provisional time in the 200 free (1:36.37) to place fifth … Swam the opening leg of the 200 MR (1:31.49) to earn a first-place finish against Auburn (1/21) … Finished first in the 500 free (4:26.44) against Alabama (1/20) … Also placed second in the 100 back (50.55) … Recorded a career-best time of 9:21.34 in the 1,000 free against LSU (1/12)… Swam the lead leg of the 200 FR (1:26.07) at the Purdue Invitational (11/18-20) …Placed second in the 100 back (52.21) and third in the 500 free (4:39.60) against South Carolina (10/15) … Clocked a time of 1:41.95 to place second in the 200 free against Virginia (10/14).

2004-05: Took second place at Alabama (1/22) in the 500 free (4:39.96), anchored the 200 MR (1:35.73) to a third-place finish and swam exhibition in the 200 free (1:44.56… Won the 200 free (1:39.36),captured the 400 FR (3:02.52), placed first in the 800 FR (6:43.99), took second in the 500 free (4:29.87), third in the 400 FR (3:25.85), fourth as a member of the 200 FR (1:24.80) and 10th in the 100 free (46.37) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Led the 400 FR (3:30.84) to a fifth-place finish against Georgia (10/28) … Raced to second-place finishes in the 100 back (52.25) and the 50 free (21.82) at Florida Atlantic (10/8).

High School
Took top honors in the 100 free and the 100 back at the 2002 FHSAA Swimming Championships … Placed fifth in both the 100 free and the 100 back at the 2001 Florida state meet … Two-time high school All-American … Holds two school records … 2002 St. Petersburg Times Swimmer of the Year.

Club
Member of the Clearwater Aquatics Team … Coached by Mike Yearwood … Holds four team records.

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