Tulane Picks Up Game-Changing Commitment from Indiana’s Olivia Johnson

Fishers Area Swimming Tigers swimmer Olivia Johnson has announced her verbal commitment to Tulane University.

I knew what I was looking for in a University academically and athletically. Tulane was a perfect match. Katie [Robinson] and Sarah [Woodbury] are honest, straightforward people that value each athlete and what they have to contribute to the sport of swimming. The team was so welcoming and I’m honored to call them my teammates next year!

Johnson is an incredibly versatile swimmer, with Winter Junior National cuts in the 1000y free, 200y breast, and 400y IM. Below is a closer look at her best times:

1000/800 free  10:01.49  8:53.44
1650/1500 free  16:53.48  17:10.06
100 breast  1:04.95  1:15.47
200 breast  2:18.96  2:39.98
400 IM  4:19.36  4:56.75

While she did not swim at the 2015 U.S. Summer Junior Nationals, she rounded out the long course season with Juniors cuts in the 400m IM, 400m free, and 800m free. Her 1500 best time also would have qualified for this past season’s Juniors.

Johnson is a gigantic pickup for Tulane– her best times are faster than school records in the 400 IM and 1000 free, and she’s very close to program bests in the 200 breast and 1650 free. She would have been 2nd in the 1650 and the 400 IM at last year’s American Athletic Conference Championships, and her 400 IM best time is .03 under last season’s NCAA ‘B’ cut. She’s going to bring a ton of young, raw speed to the Green Wave, and may well break multiple individual school records in her debut season for Tulane.

If you have a commitment to report, please send an email to [email protected]

Correction: Tulane competes in the AAC, not C-USA.

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7 years ago

Congratulations, Olivia. Your loyal supporter who calculated splits for so many years, is with you all the way. Feel the (WAVE) pride !

Amy Herman
7 years ago

Congratulations from your biggest fans in Texas!

Tenacity and Tulane
7 years ago

Olivia has great tenacity! Congratulations sounds like a wonderful combination. So Happy
for All!

Susan Howell
7 years ago

Congratulations to coaches Robinson and Woodbury for bringing such a talented swimmer to TU!

Coach Chambers
7 years ago

The thing that Tulane will soon realize is that OJ has an infectious work ethic.

oj is my hero
7 years ago

i have been slain, so proud.

Congratulations Olivia
7 years ago

We are all so Proud of You! How Exciting!

Olivia Johnsons Biggest Fan
7 years ago

Love my prom date

About Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon

Karl Ortegon studied sociology at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT, graduating in May of 2018. He began swimming on a club team in first grade and swam four years for Wesleyan.

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