Dylan Bosch is a student-athlete at the University of Michigan, but he’s originally from Johannesburg, South Africa. Born July 17, 1993 to parents, Leon and Annelie Bosch, he attended Crawford College, Sandton before joining the Michigan squad under Head Coach Mike Bottom. He is enrolled in the School of Kinesiology, studying as an open major. Bosch is the defending 2014 NCAA DI champion in the 200 butterfly, a race in which he shattered the NCAA, NCAA Championship, U.S. Open, and University of Michigan records. The NCAA and U.S. Open records were previously held by Michael Phelps and Tom Shields. Bosch was the no. seven recruit in the class of 2012 — he initially verbally committed to LSU, but he re-committed to Michigan just a few days later. He came into Michigan primarily known for his butterfly swimming, but his strength in the IM events has proven true — he’s consecutively finished in the top eight at the NCAA Championships. He was recently awarded the 2015 Big Ten Swimmer of the Year.
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In his first year at Michigan Bosch came out charging and finished the season as a three-time NCAA All-American. He finished third in the 200 butterfly, sixth in the 200 IM and seventh in the 400 IM. He was also named Big Ten Freshman of the Year after earning the Big Ten Freshman of the Week Award six times.
Bosch’s sophomore season was dominant, which included a national title and multiple record-breaking performance in the 200 butterfly, and a sixth and seventh place in the 200 IM and 400 IM. After the 2014 Men’s NCAA DI Swimming Championships, Bosch walked away as a six-time NCAA All-American.
In December 2015 SwimmingWorld declared Bosch one of five men to watch at the 2014 USA Swimming Nationals, where won the 200 butterfly and finished in the top three in both IM events. At the NCAA Championships Bosch finished sixth in the 400 IM, fifth in the 400 IM and placed third in the 200 butterfly in a heat stacked by Texas. He was a member of the 800 freestyle relay that finished fourth.
Representing South Africa, Dylan Bosch has competed on the international scene. In summary Bosch is an 11-time South African Junior National Medalist. In 2010 he swam at the Youth Olympic Games, and in 2011 he won a bronze medal in the 200m butterfly at the South African Senior National Championships. In the same year he competed at the FINA World Junior Championships, finishing sixth in both butterfly distances.
At the 2012 South African Olympic Trials, Bosch touched the wall in second place in the 100m butterfly. Recently he won bronze medals in relay events at the 2014 Commonwealth Games and won the 200m butterfly at the 2014 South African National Championships.