Dave Johnson

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Johnson went from Archmere Academy and the Wilmington Aquatic Club to All-America swimming stardom at Yale, and competed in the 1968 Olympics in an 800 relay role. He captained the Yale freshman
team, breaking frosh records in the 200 and 400 individual medleys. In 1968, Johnson broke the 400 IM record in the Eastern U.S. Championship. The next year, he scored 52 points in the Eastern
Intercollegiates, breaking two more records and leading off in a free-style relay win. He was second in his specialty at the National AAU. He was Yale’s Outstanding Student-Athlete as a junior and
winner of its Sportsmanship Award his junior year.



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