Back/Free Specialist Lisa Johnson Commits to TCU

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Naperville, Illinois’s Lisa Johnson has signed an NLI to swim for Texas Christian University beginning in the 2019-20 school year.

“TCU is a wonderful fit for me both academically and athletically. When I first stepped foot in the fort two years ago, I knew this was where I wanted to be. I’m so grateful to be able to attend my dream school and could not be more thankful towards all of my teammates and coaches! Thank you to coach Jean and coach James and go frogs!!!!! 😈🐸💜”

Johnson is a senior at Naperville Central High School, the same school where her father spent his prep swimming career. Both her parents swam for North Central College. In her junior season at Naperville Central, Johnson broke a 20-year-old school record in the 100 back at the Illinois State Meet, going 56.84 in prelims. In her final season, she lowered the mark by another .14 with her prelims swim of 56.70. Johnson wound up 12th in finals in the 100 back (57.24) at the IHSA Girls State Championships. She also swam on three relays for the Redhawks, leading off the 8th-place 200 medley relay (27.12 backstroke), anchoring the 9th-place 400 free relay (52.38), and, in prelims, swimming the anchor leg of the 200 free relay (23.76).

Johnson does her year-round swimming with Maverick Swim Club. Since the start of her senior year of high school, she has updated her best times in all her events. Most recently, she went lifetime bests in the 100/200/500 free, 50/200 back, and 50 fly at NCSA Spring Championship.

Johnson will suit up for the Horned Frogs with Hannah Morris. She will join a backstroke group headed by juniors Amanda Key and Madie Sandberg, sophomores Kiki Rice and Katelyn Kenchel, and freshmen Megan Morris and Claire Banic.

Best SCY times:

  • 200 back – 2:01.18
  • 100 back – 56.70
  • 50 back – 26.68
  • 1000 free – 10:31.09
  • 500 free – 5:03.05
  • 200 free – 1:54.32
  • 100 free – 53.20

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Texas A&M Swim Fan
3 years ago

Congratulations to this young lady concerning her choice!
Concerning the original SWC schools, I can’t remember what hand gesture was used at Arkansas and Rice to denote their school affiliation. “Calling the hogs” is all I remember concerning Arkansas & I don’t remember anything regarding Rice with regard to this topic.

3 years ago

These finger representations of mascots are getting absurd, but congratulations!

Reply to  lol
3 years ago

Actually the hand signs for old Southwest Conference teams has been around for almost 50 years. The SWC (Texas, A+M, TCU, SMU, Baylor, Rice, Houston, Arkansas and Texas Tech) all had them as their “call signs”. And the SWC was pretty much the first group in the country LONG before 99% of every other school (maybe USC is an exception) was doing hand gestures to show school affiliation. So not absurd, since the history is way way behind this hand gesture. But happy to educate you on your erroneous assumption that this is something newly minted.

Texas A&M Swim Fan
Reply to  justanopinion
3 years ago

First of all, wishing her the best of luck wherever she goes!
Think you’re right a about SWC schools having hand gestures to denote school affiliation but don’t remember what Rice’s & Arkansas’s we’re or are? “Calling the hogs” is what I remember concerning Arkansas but that’s really not a hand gesture.

On the real
3 years ago

Broke the Illinois state record but got 12th okay state?

Reply to  On the real
3 years ago

School Record

LFC Swammer
Reply to  On the real
3 years ago

She broke her School record.

Reply to  On the real
3 years ago

It says “school” record, not state record.

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