Ron Johnson Update
Those of us who were at the Short Course State Championships at Brophy on Saturday witnessed a record and a miracle within five minutes.
Ron Johnson set a new record in the 200 Yard Breaststroke on Saturday morning and was warming down when he went into cardiac arrest. He was quickly pulled from the pool and was given CPR by fellow swimmers, several of whom were medical professionals.
After a few minutes, the paramedics arrived and Ron was taken to a nearby hospital. He underwent successful quadruple bypass heart surgery on Saturday and his condition is improving. As I receive updates on his condition I will post an update on the blog.
In the meantime, keep Ron and his family in your thoughts and prayers. Many of us have either seen him compete, been coached by him, or have read his writings about swimming. He is a living legend and a part of the Arizona Masters Swimming family.
Best wishes Ron!
Special thanks to all of those who assisted Ron during his time of need.