Video Interview BJ Johnson Balances Swimming, Academics, Makes Team in 2Brst


INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, June 27. STANFORD'S BJ Johnson talks about making the World Championship team in the 200 breaststroke. He's currently working towards a PhD in Mechanical Engineering. Johnson also comments on Kevin Cordes' near world record-breaking swim in the finals of the 200 breaststroke at the 2013 USA Swimming nationals.

Men's 200 breaststroke recap: Tucson Ford's Kevin Cordes made a serious run at the world record in the men's 200-meter breaststroke at the U.S. Nationals and World Championship Trials. Cordes, out under Akihiro Yamaguchi's world-record pace at the 150-meter mark, faded a bit down the stretch but still managed a world-leading time of 2:08.34. That swim cleared Vyacheslav Sinkevich's previous world leader of 2:08.62 from Russian Nationals, and also blasted Cordes' personal best of 2:09.16 from this morning.

PASA's BJ Johnson vaulted his way to the second spot on the Worlds roster with a 2:10.09. That swim moved him up to fifth in the world rankings, breaking his lifetime best of 2:10.87 from the 2012 U.S. Open Championships.

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