Alan J. Bozer

Alan J. Bozer

Class of 1971

Sport(s): Swimming

Year Inducted: 2003

Alan Bozer graduated from Bennett High School in 1971. During an outstanding athletic career at Bennett, Alan was named to the All High swim team during all 4 years of his aquatic participation.

In his freshman year at Bennett, he was crowned 200 yard freestyle champion by swimming a 2:07.2 in the event. Continuing into his sophomore season, Bozer improved upon his freshman year, by shaving several seconds off his 200 yard freestyle time. He won the All High meet in 1 :59.7

A first place finisher in 2 events during his junior year, Alan added the 400 yard freestyle to his growing list of championships. He was named king of the 400 in a time of 4:26.4 at the All High meet. He also annexed the 100 yard freestyle event, by splashing to a 53.4 time. In the culmination of a great Bennett career, Bozer’s achievements reached their peak in his senior year. He managed to break no less than 3 city records in 1971. Showing his versatility, Alan set the city records in the 200 freestyle (1 :55.6), the 400 freestyle (4:13. 7), and the 160 individual medley (1 :44.1 ). The individual medley includes the butterfly, back, breast, and freestyle strokes. During his glorious Tiger career, Alan Bozer broke Syracuse Cup records on 9 separate occasions. In addition to All High honors, he received the Fred Braun Award, as Bennett’s outstanding senior athlete in 1971.

Besides his swimming prowess, Bozer was a high academic achiever at Bennett, as well. He is a graduate of Harvard University, and was captain of the Crimson water polo team during his undergraduate days.