Wisconsin DI State Bronze Medalist Lance Johnson Verbally Commits to Kentucky’s Class of 2023

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NEW COMMIT: The University of Kentucky has landed their third verbal commitment for their growing class of 2027 from U.S. Open qualifier Lance Johnson of Pewaukee, Wisconsin.

He will join AJ Abram and Isaac Fleig in Lexington in the fall of 2023.

Regarding his commitment, he said:

“Beyond pumped to announce my verbal commitment to continue my athletic and academic careers at the University of Kentucky!! Huge thanks to my freinds, family and coaches who surround me on a daily basis for pushing me into the athlete I am today. Cant wait to be a WILDCAT!!!!!”

A talented breaststroker and IMer, Johnson does his club swimming with Waukesha Express Swim Team and placed fourth in the 100m breast at the NCSA Championships this past summer after earning a pair of silver medals at the Wisconsin 13&O Championships. Back in March, he was the runner-up in both breaststroke events at the Wisconsin 13&O Championships and finaled in three events at NCSAs.

Currently a junior at Arrowhead High School, Johnson was the bronze medalist in both the 100 breast and 200 IM at the Wisconsin DI State Championships as a sophomore.

His best times include:

  • 100 breast – 55.12
  • 200 breast – 1:59.39
  • 200 IM – 1:52.48
  • 400 IM – 3:55.35

Under head coach Lars Jorgensen, the Wildcats finished seventh at the 2021 SEC Championships with 759 points. Their point total surpassed the previous program record of 724 points scored the year prior and was the fifth consecutive year the men’s team has bested the school mark.

Kentucky is in an excellent position to continue moving up the rankings this season, as five of the eight relay swimmers, 11 of the 15 point scorers, and 330 of the 559 individual points scored are back in Lexington once again.

The Wildcats also have Phillip KhennerSean MackeyDrew JohnsonKevin GlennonLevi SandidgeRyan MeraniBrady McInerneyLogan Smith and Logan Ingerick joining the program in 2022.

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