Rob Harder
Rob Harder
Year: So.
Hometown: Wilton, Conn.
High School: Joel Barlow
Position: Freestyle/Backstroke
Major: Economics
Residential College: Saybrook

Best Times:

200 Freestyle:  1:40.09

500 Freestyle:  4:20.66

1000 Freestyle:  9:04.64

1650 Freestyle:  15:12.55

100 Backstroke:  50.79

200 Backstroke:  1:47.88

Wilton YMCA Wahoo's                               Coach:  Randy Erlenbach

2012-2013: Received CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention award ... Took home first team All-Ivy League honors for his winning performances in the 500-yard and 1000-yard freestyle events at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships ... Finished in second place in the 1650-yard freestyle at the Ivy League Championships ... Won the 500- and 1000-yard freestyle against Brown

2011-2012 (Freshman): 500-yard freestyle: Finished second at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 4:20.66…Won the event four times during the regular season: against Columbia (4:33.70), at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational (4:30.22), against Cornell (4:44.02) and against Dartmouth/Penn (4:38.93)… 1000-yard freestyle: Finished second at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 9:04.64… Won the event three times during the regular season: against Columbia (9:30.61), against UMass (9:37.88) and against Brown (9:36.15)… 1650-yard freestyle: Finished second at the Ivy League Swimming and Diving Championships with a time of 15:17.50… Won the event at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational with a time of 15:52.31… 200-yard backstroke: Finished sixth at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational with a time of 1:52.63… Won the event three times during the regular season: against UMass (1:49.02), against Brown (1:49.91) and set a pool record at Dartmouth’s Karl Michael Pool against Dartmouth/Penn (1:49.88)… 200-yard freestyle: Finished third at Boston University’s Terrier Invitational with a time of 1:41.32… Won the event against Columbia with a time of 1:40.09… Won the event against Cornell with a time of 1:42.54.

Before Yale: Lettered all four years swimming on Joel Barlow High School swim team and captain senior year… Holds three individual records and three relay records and undefeated during the season of sophomore, junior and senior year… Selected as Outstanding Performer of the Conference for three straight years... Swam 10 years for Wilton YMCA Wahoo's and was a three time recipient of: USA Scholastic All American, Connecticut Scholar Athlete, and YMCA All American… YMCA National champion in the 400 Free… Senior National qualifier.

Personal: Older brother, Brad, is captain of the varsity swim team at Washington and Lee University.

Why Yale: "Yale is at once a place with great tradition and a great future; I want to be able to claim that past and shape that future."

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