Jay Johnson


Player profile

  • Year Senior
  • Height 6-5
  • Hometown Hudson, Ohio
  • Last School Hudson HS
  • Club Team Hudson HEAT

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Career Bests

Career Honors

  • OSU Scholar-Athlete (2020, 2021, 2022)
  • Academic All-Big Ten (2021, 2022)
  • Big Ten Distinguished Scholar (2022)

2021-22 (Junior)

  • Helped the Buckeyes to a second-place result at the 2022 CSCAA National Invitational Championships
  • Swam in seven regular season meets for Ohio State
  • Recorded personal-best times at the OSU Winter Invite in the 100 free (44.16), 200 free (1:35.74) and 500 free (4:23.57)

2020-21 (Sophomore)

  • Competed in all three of the Buckeyes’ regular season meets of the year

2019-20 (Freshman)

  • Won the 200 Free vs. Pitt with a time of 1:39.89
  • Set a personal best in the 500 Free at 4:28.97 at the OSU Winter Invitational
  • Received the team’s Gold level for GPA

Prior to Ohio State

  • Four year letterwinner at Hudson High School
  • Named Rookie of the Year his freshman year
  • Three-time MVP and All-State selection
  • Four-time All-League selection and All-Conference selection
  • Four-time Scholar Athlete Award winner
  • 2018 State Champion
  • Two-time All-American (2018, 19)
  • Named captain his senior season and Greater Akron Swimmer of the Year
  • Swam ten seasons for the Hudson Explorers Aquatic Team
  • Two-time Summer Junior Nationals qualifier and Winter Junior Nationals finalist (2018)
  • USA Swimming Scholastic All-American


  • Son of Andrew and Deanna Johnson
  • Has two siblings, Ryan and Rachel
  • Would like to attend Law School after OSU
  • Greatest sports thrill: Winning the state championship and coming back 20 points against the school rivals to win the conference championship