Versatile IMer Nicklas Bohn Raises Alabama’s Recruiting Presence in Georgia

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Nicklas Bohn, a junior with the Dynamo Swim Club in Atlanta, Georgia, has verbally committed to the University of Alabama. He will arrive in Tuscaloosa in the fall of 2021 as a member of Alabama’s class of 2025.

Bohn, who swam for Forsyth Central High School as a freshman but hasn’t since, has top times as an IMer and mid-distance freestyler, with versatility to support the former as he progresses to college. As a 13-14 in 2017, he won the 200 back at the Southern Premier Meet in Nashville, which is one of the country’s top non-championship club meets annually.

Best Times in Yards:

  • 200 free – 1:41.01
  • 500 free – 4:33.40
  • 1000 free – 9:44.00
  • 1650 free – 16:02.13
  • 100 back – 51.13
  • 200 back – 1:50.29
  • 100 breast – 56.69
  • 200 breast – 2:03.91
  • 100 fly – 52.95
  • 200 fly – 1:55.09
  • 200 IM – 1:50.77
  • 400 IM – 3:55.23

At last year’s SEC Championship meet, it took times of 1:46.4 and 3:50.0, respectively, to score in the men’s IM races. Alabama sophomore Nicholas Perera finished 4th in the 400 IM.

Given geographic proximity, and generally a lack of depth in the in-state swimming, Alabama has relatively-few swimmers from the state of Georgia on their current roster. Last season, they had only 4 on the men’s and women’s teams combined, including freshman Cam Auerbach from the same Dynamo Swim Club. That trend continues, with no public commits in the class of 2020 and Bohn being the first in the class of 2021.

He joins a group that includes SwimSwam Honorable Mention top 25 recruit Nikolas Lee-Bishop, Braden Rollins, Mateo Miceli, Holden Smith, and Ben Hines.

The Alabama men showed some progress under first-year head coach Coley Stickels last season, jumping from 6th place to 4th place in the conference. One path to sustained success would be through a bigger presence from the fertile recruiting grounds to the east in Georgia.

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GA Boy
9 months ago

Nick is a good one. Great reputation as a hard worker! Big pick up for Alabama, good for them for finally getting in to the recruiting game in the best state in the country.

Reply to  GA Boy
9 months ago

But can he make field goals?

9 months ago

Alabama has also just recently picked up Charlie Hawke from Australia for their class of 2021. Big class so far! Also Nicholas Perera placed 4th at SECs this season

Reply to  JCO
9 months ago

Is he any relative of Brett?

Swim Parent
9 months ago

And one of those from Georgia is entering the transfer portal, Liam Bell. With Alabama’s resources and its national push (60% of student body not from Alabama) and Coley’s national reputation and background, he’ll do great bringing top swimmers from across the nation. As with all schools, it’ll have to be a fit with Coley’s unique approach, but even this year’s results with swimmers who ‘weren’t his kids’ show the development possible for those who buy in. Tide is going to rise fast in the SEC.

Reply to  Swim Parent
9 months ago

A VERY proficient coach and recruiter

Mr. Stay Puff
Reply to  Swim Parent
9 months ago

Why did Bell leave? He was from Georgia I believe.

Reply to  Mr. Stay Puff
9 months ago

Wants to go to an Ivy League school apparently.

Big Daddys Pizza
Reply to  JohnJ
8 months ago

How did you discover this information John J?

Reply to  JohnJ
8 months ago

What is your source for this information? Is this academically driven?

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