Aldan Johnston has announced via social media that he intends to swim for the University of Arizona next fall.
“Super happy and excited to announce that I will continue to swim and study at the University of Arizona next year! #beardown #UofA”
Johnston swims for Lakeside Swim Team and Saint Xavier High School in Louisville, Kentucky. He is the defending champion and Kentucky state record-holder in the 200 free (1:36.89) and defending champion in the 500 free (4:25.73). He swam a 21.07 leadoff leg on St. Xavier’s winning 200 free relay, and a 45.96 leadoff on their winning 400 free relay at the 2017 KHSAA Swimming & Diving Championships.
Johnston co-held, with Trey Freeman, the NAG record for 13-14 boys in the 200 meter freestyle for two years with 1:53.31, until Dare Rose eclipsed it by 1/100 this summer. In the 15-16s he holds the #19 200m free time in history (1:51.05) and the #26 200y free time (1:36.89).
In long course season, Johnston updated all his times this summer: 50/100/200/400 free, 200 back, 100/200 fly, and 200 IM. Similarly, in the spring he improved in the 50/100/200/500 free, 100/200 back, 100 fly, and 200 IM.
Top SCY times:
- 200 free – 1:36.89
- 500 free – 4:25.73
- 100 fly – 49.02
- 100 back – 52.67
- 200 IM – 1:48.75
- 400 IM – 3:56.40
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