David Johnson (swimmer)

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David Johnson
Personal information
Full name David Charles Johnson
National team United States
Born (1947-02-20) February 20, 1947 (age 70)
Wilmington, Delaware
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Philadelphia Aquatic Club
College team Yale University

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

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.

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  1. ^ a b Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, David 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. ^ IvyLeagueSports.com, History of the Ivy league, NCAA Championships (1957–Present). Retrieved October 21, 2012.