Follow along with Jared as the Gophers finish up their last week of training in Hawaii
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 21.99 2/4/12 100 back 51.52 2/4/12 200 back 1:53.29 2/4/12