UCSD Swimming & Diving BIO
 John Chang

AS A JUNIOR IN 2012-13
Participated in every meet of the season …  Started the season with a dual meet win in the 200 individual medley (1:56.28) against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps (10/27) … Concluded his season at PCSC Championships with a top eight swim in the 400 individual medley (4:07.96) and the 200 individual medley (1:54.90).

Participated in six events at the Pacific Collegiate Swimming & Diving Conference (PCSC) Championships ... Was second leg of the UC San Diego's second team to finish in the 800 free relay (6:52.36) ... Also swam in the prelims of the 200 IM (1:53.84), 400 IM (4:06.86), 200 free ( 1:46.40), 100 free (48.27) and 200 fly (2:01.61) ... Earned best individual finishes of the season in dual meet against Cal Poly (12/18), taking second place in both the 200 fly (2:20.88) and 400 IM (4:58.31) and had a fourth-place finish as a member of the 400 free relay team (3:51.48).

Competed for the Pirates during the 2010-11 season ... OCC won a state championship that year ... Finished as runner-up in the 400 IM at the state championships ... Swam in the 200 IM (1:52), 400 IM (4:01) and 200 free (1:44).

Competes for La Mirada Armada in La Mirada.

A 2010 graduate of Sonora High School in La Habra ... Named Most Valuable Player three times in swimming with the Raiders (2008-10) ... Also competed in basketball and water polo ... An All-Freeway League selection in water polo ... Made First Team All-Freeway League in water polo as a junior and senior (2009-10).

Born Dec. 23, 1991 in Whittier ... Parents are John and Desiree Chang ... Has two younger sisters named Nikki and Jackie ... Nikki swims for USC ... Majoring in computer science at Roosevelt College ... Cheers for the Los Angeles Lakers ... Roots for Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant ... The Town and Catch Me If You Can are two of his favorite movies ... Competing at the Community College State Championships is his most memorable moment in swimming ... Favorite UCSD moments are beach workouts ... Hobbies include surfing, playing video games and biking ... Has Porter Robinson on his playlist ... Loves teriyaki chicken ... Kobe Bryant and Steve Jobs are his greatest influences ... Plans to become a software engineer upon graduating from UCSD.

Position: Individual Medley/Freestyle
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 165
Year: Senior
City/State: La Mirada, CA
High School: Sonora HS
Other College: Orange Coast College
College: Roosevelt
Major: Computer Science
Experience: 2 Letters
John Photos:
A3 performance Invitational AD