Tue, 10 January 2023
Kaitlyn Johnson is a swimmer/crossfitter from Morgantown, WV who recently qualified for the 2024 Olympic Swim Trials in the 50 meter freestyle. Born and raised in Uniontown, Pennsylvania, she played different sports growing up but ultimately stuck with swimming. She continued to swim in college at Clarion University of Pennsylvania, ending her collegiate career as a 28x All American (one of only two people to achieve this in school history) and 9x school record holder.
She retired from swimming after the 2016 Olympic Trials and found crossfit a couple years later. In 2022, after only swimming here and there since 2016, she decided to add swimming into her crossfit training as recovery once a week. She signed up for a local swim meet for fun in April 2022 to find herself qualifying for U.S. Summer Nationals in Irvine, California in July. At Nationals, she ended up placing 13th overall with two lifetime best swims, both times being under the 2024 Olympic Trial cut.
Kaitlyn achieved qualification for the trials doing Crossfit 5x/week and only swimming once a week.
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