Olivia Johnston
Olivia  Johnston


Rosemount, Minn.

High School:
Rosemount HS



2016-17 Sophomore Season: Finished third place in the 400-yard IM with a 4:31.54 at the Jean Freeman Invitational • earned second place in the 400-yard IM at the Minnesota Challenge (4:37.61) • finished fifth place in the 200-yard IM at the Jean Freeman Invitational (2:08.33) • notched fifth place in the 200-yard breast at the Jean Freeman Invitational (2:24.34).  

2015-16 Freshman Season:
First-year letterwinner • At the 2016 Big Ten Championships, Johnston recorded career best times to finish 40th in the 400 IM, 53rd in the 200 breast and 72nd in the 200 IM • Tallied five top-five marks during the regular season • Made her collegiate debut at Florida State.

High School: 2015 graduate of Rosemount High School • National Honor Society Member • National Spanish Honor Society • four-time Academic All-American • All-Academic Team • coached by Tami Carlson and Jake Kemna • named All-Conference four years in a row • All-State (2013) • All-American (2013) • member of the Junior National Team from 2013-2015 • two-season team captain • named Most Valuable Swimmer and Hardest Worker during her high school career • 200 IM and 100 breaststroke school record holder • NCSA Junior National Qualifier • Speedo Sectional Finalist • member of Blackline Aquatics from 2006-2015 • club coaches included John Barnes and Eva Kremer. 

Personal: Born April 21, 1997 • daughter of Dave and Mary Johnston • has one younger sister, Anna • majoring in biomedical engineering.

Top Times at Minnesota
Event Time Date
200 breast 2:21.21 02/20/2016
200 IM 2:06.45 02/18/2016
400 IM 4:28.64 02/19/2016


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