Jimmy Rafter
Jimmy Rafter


Shoreview, Minn.

High School:
Mounds View HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 200



Gophers Post Strong Finish At Minnesota Challenge

Minnesota won 15 events on the day


Gophers Wrap Up Day One of Minnesota Challenge

Competition continues Saturday at 11am and 6pm


Gophers Wrap up Day One of Minnesota Challenge

Competition continues Saturday at 11am and 6pm


Jared Anderson's Last Week In Hawaii

Jared blogs about the Gopher's final days in Hawaii


Blog #5 From Jared Anderson

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

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2013-14 • Junior Season:At the 2014 Minnesota Challenge, Rafter placed 2nd in the 200 Medley Relay, 2nd in the 200 Back, 4th in the 200 Back, 3rd in the 400 Medley Relay and 3rd in the 200 Free Relay (2/7-2/8) • Finished 5th in the 200 Free Relay and 6th in the 200 Medley Relay against NC State (1/24-1/25) • At the 2013 Jean Freeman Invite, Rafter placed 11th in the 50 Free, 8th in the 100 Back, 12th in the 200 back, and 5th in the 200 Medley Relay (12/6-12/7) • Competed in the 2013 Minneapolis Arena Grand Prix • Placed 4th in the 100 Back and 1st in the 200 Medley Relay vs. North Dakota (11/9) • Finished 6th in the 200 Medley Relay against Arizona State (10/5)

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• 21.71• 2013 Jean Freeman Invite

50 back • 23.23 • 2/8/13

100 back• 49.39 • 2/8/13

200 back• 1:50.50 • 2/9/13


Busch Finds Leadership Role


Voted Hardest Worker last season, junior Noah Busch has been a leader in the water for freshmen sprinters.

Minnesota Diving Wraps GT Invite


The University of Minnesota men's and women's diving teams wrapped competition at the 2015 Georgia Tech Invitational on Saturday afternoon at the McAuley Aquatic Center with platform diving.

Pollard Takes 2nd on Day 2 of GT Invite


Night two of the Georgia Tech Invitational featured five Golden Gophers qualfiying for finals in the women's 3-meter and men's 1-meter diving competitions.

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