UND Roster

2012-13 Swimming and Diving Roster

Chris Johnson

Breast/Free


Height 6'2''
Weight 185 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown St. John, IN
High School Lake Central
Bio

Made first career appearance at the NCAA Championships, one of a record nine Notre Dame student-athletes to compete at the event, swimming in the 100 breast, 200 breast and the 400 medley relay … member of the runner-up 200 medley (1:32.09) and 400 free relay (3:07.19) `A[apos] squads in a dual meet with Pittsburgh … picked up additional second place finish in the 100 breast against the Panthers … season-best swim of 20.92 in the 50 free to take the top spot in the race against Louisville … part of the third-place Irish finisher in the 200 medley relay later in the meet against the Cardinals … placed fourth with the 200 medley squad (1:28.62) at the Hawkeye Invitational … claimed first relay gold medal of the season with the 200 medley relay `A[apos] entry in a dual meet against Cleveland State … touched in with a third place time of 56.03 in the 100 breast at the Northwestern Invitational … set a school and BIG EAST Championship record with a final heat swim of 52.95 in the 100 breast to earn his first career conference gold medal finish at the IUPUI Natatorium … member of the runner-up 400 medley relay `A[apos] squad that logged a season-best time of 3:12.98 at the BIG EAST Championships.

AS A JUNIOR (2011-12): Member of the winning 200 free relay team in the season-opening Dennis Stark Relays … swam the anchor leg of the runner-up 400 medley relay team at the Dennis Stark Relays … anchored the second place 200 medley relay at the Dennis Stark Relays … member of the runner-up 200 medley relay team in the quad meet with TCU, Michigan and Oakland… first swimmer in the water for the third place 400 free relay team in four-team dual meet … anchored the victorious 400 medley relay at Valparaiso … third-place finisher in the 100 breast (56.41) at Louisville … part of 200 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay teams that took third at the Hawkeye Invitational … claimed third place in the 100 breast (56.62) against Northwestern … runner-up to teammate Frank Dyer in the 50 free against Michigan State … touched the wall in third place in the 200 breast against Michigan State … anchor of the runner-up 200 free relay team at the Shamrock Invitational … won the 100 breast with a time of 56.20 at the Shamrock Invitational … member of the 400 free relay team that took third at the Shamrock Invitational … anchored the third place 200 medley relay team at the BIG EAST Championships … swam a season-best 53.79 in the 100 breast to earn runner-up honors in the event at the BIG EAST Championships … second swimmer in the water for the second place 400 medley relay team at the BIG EAST Championships … personal-best time of 1:58.52 in the 200 breast at the BIG EAST Championships … won third career monogram.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2010-11): Set a new Notre Dame record in the 100 breast with his 53.75 performance at the BIG EAST Championships … that swim was the first ever 100 breast swim under 54 seconds in Notre Dame history … the 100 breast showing was also good for his first individual NCAA B-cut … swam the breaststroke legs of the 200 and 400 medley relays that set new Notre Dame records with NCAA B-cut times of 1:28.86 and 3:15.10, respectively … also recorded two additional personal-best scores at the league meet with swims of 2:01.18 in the 200 breast and 20.76 in the 50 free.

AS A FRESHMAN (2009-10): Delivered the ninth-fastest 100 breast performance in program history at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 55.63 … was a member of the 200 medley relay at the league meet that set a school record … the relay performance was an NCAA B-cut time … set a personal-best time of 2:07.72 in the 200 breast at the Shamrock Invitational … recorded a career-best time of 20.81 at the league meet in the 50 free … finished the dual meet season with a top three performances in all seven 100 breast races he swam … recipient of the Beeler Hipp award … swam in 16 breaststroke events during the course of the year.THE JOHNSON FILE: Four-year varsity swimmer at Lake Central (Ind.) under head coach Todd Smolinski … team MVP and state champion in his junior and senior seasons … team captain as a senior … Lake Central was undefeated in his junior and senior seasons … held a national ranking as a sophomore, junior and senior … All-American in each of his four seasons … set school records in the 100 breast, 200 IM and 50 free … defending state champion in the 100 breast (56.56) after finishing runner-up in the 2007 edition of the event … the former effort ranked as the nation[apos]s 11th best time in 2008 … went 20.60 during the 2008 Crown Point Sectional in the 50 free to win the event while bettering that mark with a 20.57 in the event less than one year later … won the 50 free at the 2008 high school sectional meet … member of the National Honor Society … son of Cathy and Greg Johnson … oldest of two children … graduated with a degree in marketing from the Mendoza College of Business.

Johnson[apos]s Career Bests

Event Time Meet
100 Breast 52.95 BIG EAST (2013)
200 Breast 1:58.52 BIG EAST (2012)
50 Free 20.59 BIG EAST (2012)