Jimmy Rafter  
Jimmy Rafter

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Shoreview, Minn.

High School:
Mounds View HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 200

Position:
Freestyle/Backstroke


02/09/2013

Gophers Post Strong Finish At Minnesota Challenge

Minnesota won 15 events on the day

02/08/2013

Gophers Wrap Up Day One of Minnesota Challenge

Competition continues Saturday at 11am and 6pm

02/08/2013

Gophers Wrap up Day One of Minnesota Challenge

Competition continues Saturday at 11am and 6pm

01/19/2013

Jared Anderson's Last Week In Hawaii

Jared blogs about the Gopher's final days in Hawaii

01/14/2013

Blog #5 From Jared Anderson

Follow along with Jared as the Gophers finish up their last week of training in Hawaii

2012-13 • Sophomore Season: At the Minnesota Challenge he received three top times with the backstroke • held the season top time in the 100 back • earned the 19th top time in Minnesota history for the 100 back • • earned a top time in the 50 free at the Jean Freeman Invitational of 21.77 (11/30/12) • competed in the 100 and 200 back during the Grand Prix (11/10/12) • member of the 200 medley relay team and placed second against Wisconsin (10/26/12)

2011-12 • Freshman Season: Established top times at the Minnesota Challenge • placed fifth in the 200 back (1:53.29) • placed eighth in the 100 back (51.52) • finished 26th in the 50 free (21.99) • also member of the third place 200 medley relay • came in seventh in the 100 back against Hawaii.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Mounds View High School • coached by Stephen Brauer and Chris Yauch • also swam for the North Suburban Aquatic Club • 2011 Minnesota Class 2A state champion in the 100 back with a school-record and All-American time of 50.20 • also 2011 runner-up in the 100 free (46.33) • third in the 100 back as a junior • seven-time all-state swimmer • NISCA All-American in 2010 and 2011 • All-Suburban East Conference honoree all four years of high school • earned Section 4AA Swimmer of the Meet honors both his junior and senior years • set four school records • junior nationals qualifier • part of USA Swimming's Scholastic All-America team • Minnesota State High School League Triple A Award finalist • also an all-state band member and a letterwinner in academics and theatre.

Personal: Born November 11, 1992 • undecided on a major • son of Mike and Amy Rafter • has an older brother, Jake • mother competed in crew for the Gophers • father swam at St. Thomas • high school coach, Stephen Brauer, swam at Minnesota • swimming on fast teams in competitive relays is one of his favorite sports thrills • works at a musical theatre camp in the summer.

Rafter's Top Times:
50 free• 21.77• 11/30/12
50 back • 23.23 • 2/8/13
100 back• 49.39 • 2/8/13
200 back• 1:50.50 • 2/9/13