UMBC

Men's Swimming & Diving

 
Johan Rohtla
Johan Rohtla
Height: 6-5
Weight: 190
Year: Senior
Hometown: Tallinn, Estonia
High School: Tallinn Secondary Science
Position: Back/Mid-free/IM

2013-14: Earned a bronze medal in the 200-yd. backstroke at the 2014 CCSA Championships in Knoxville, Tenn. … Recorded an NCAA “B” cut time of 1:45.66 in the final race, the second-fastest time in school history, behind only classmate Mohamed Hussein… Helped the UMBC 800 free relay (6:30.37) team capture gold, while also breaking the school record at the conference meet… Also recorded a career-best 200 IM time of 1:52.09 in the finals of the event to claim the tenth spot on the school’s all-time list… Competed in the 100 back at the CCSA Championships, as well, setting a season-best time of 50.40 in the finals… Won nine individual dual meet events during the year, including two each against Rider, Old Dominion, and East Carolina… Was named the CCSA Swimmer of the Week twice during the season.

2012-13: Won a silver medal in the 200-yd. backstroke (1:46.80) at the America East Championships while placing fourth in both the 100 back (50.40) and 200 IM (1:52.59) as the Retrievers reclaimed their conference crown… Set season-best times in each of the three event finals… Helped UMBC win the 800 free relay at the America East meet at Maine… Won four events during the dual meet season as the Retrievers recorded just their second-ever undefeated season.

2011-12: Won the silver medal in the 200-yd. backstroke in a season-best time of 1:47.59 at the America East Championships... Also placed fourth in the 100 back (50.39) and tenth in the 200 IM at the conference meet... Won the 200 back and took home a silver in the 100 back at the Patriot Invitational... Won seven individual events, including the 200 back at Maryland, during the dual meet season, the third-highest total on the team... Swept the backstroke events twice during the Retrievers' dual-meet schedule.

2010-11: Won gold in the 200-yard backstroke at the America East Championships... Claimed bronze in the 500-yard freestyle and the 100-yard backstroke and as a part of the 400-yard medley relay team at the conference meet... Won the 200 back and placed third in four other events at the Patriot Invitational... Named to the America East All-Conference Team... Named the America East Most Outstanding Rookie at the conference meet... Named America East Male Swimmer of the Week for the week of Oct. 26 for winning the 100 and 200 back against Navy... Named to the America East Honor Roll.

Background: A five-time national champion in the backstroke in Estonia… Claimed silver in the 200-meter backstroke at the 2007 Junior Nordic Swimming Championships and finished fifth in the 100 back and sixth in the 50 back… Represented Estonia in the 2010 European Championships.

Personal: Son of Heigo and Anne Rohtla… Has two younger siblings, Hanna and Markus Hugo… Majoring in biochemistry… Born June 24, 1990.

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