William Johnson (swimmer)

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William Johnson
Personal information
Full name William Roy Johnson
National team United States
Born (1947-03-19)March 19, 1947
Santa Monica, California
Died April 22, 2005(2005-04-22) (aged 58)
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg)
Sport Swimming
Strokes Freestyle
Club Los Angeles Athletic Club
College team University of Southern California

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

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  1. ^ a b 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.