Swimming has been in my family for as long as I can remember. It
started with my oldest brother Matthew, a previous swimmer and head
coach at the sharks, when his baseball coach told my mother he should
stick o swimming. He introduced every one of my siblings to the water at
an early age, throwing me in the water at 4 years old. I swam every
summer with the Mountain Park sharks from age 4 to 18.
When I was 14 I was blessed enough to make my high school swim team and that's when I just absolutely fell in love with the sport. I wanted more. I wanted to be better. I wanted to be the best I could be. Shortly after my Sophomore year started I joined year round swimming, highly recommended for swimmers who wish to take the next step in this sport, and I found life long friends and a new sense of self worth. One thing I learned at GAGA, my club team, that will always stick with me is you can give out motivation like candy. You must find it within yourself and you will only do so by doing what you love.
My club team got me to where I am now as I am in my first year of swimming at SGSC as one of the top athletes at the school. I'm a three time high school State qualifier, two time GCPS County finalist and four time qualifier, multiple top ten and top 20 swims in the South East section of the united states (EZ Sectionals), and multiple top 10 finishes at Senior State, and a potential top three in multiple events at NJCAA's. My life has revolved around swimming for most of my life and I am proud to say it started at MPST. I would not be the man I am today if I never swam at MPST. MPST is my home and the people here are my family.
Daniel Johnson (the last of many)
Hello Sharks! I’ve been proud to be a part of the Sharks family for 9 seasons and am so excited to add another this upcoming season. I started swimming on the Sharks at the age of 7 and it was also my first competitive swim team. I currently swim for Stephenson High School, and have swam for many different swim teams. I’m excited to be a part of the Sharks team and I am looking forward to working with new and old faces this up coming summer.