Rafael Alfaro Athlete Profile

Rafael Alfaro

Positions: Individual Medley, Butterfly, Breaststroke Height: 6-0 Weight: 170 Class: Junior Roster Years: 2010-2014 Hometown: San Salvador, El Salvador Last School: Colegio Maya

Personal

  • Born in San Salvador
  • Parents are Rafael and Luciana Alfaro
  • Has one brother and one sister
  • Uncle Piero Ferracuti swam for BYU and competed in the 1976 Olympics for El Salvador
  • Majoring in business.

Before BYU

  • Prepped at Colegio Maya under Oscar Moreno
  • Attended world championships in Rome in 2009


2010-2011 | Freshman Year

  • Competed in all seven dual meets for the Cougars
  • Placed second in the 400 IM (3:53.92) and 13th in the 200 breast at the MWCC
  • Ranked second in the conference for the 400 IM, 14th in the 200 breast, 26th in the 200 IM, 27th in the 100 breast and 30th in the 200 butterfly
  • Ranked first for the Cougars in the 400 IM and fourth in the 50 breast, 200 breast and 200 fly.

2011-2012 | Sophomore Year

  • Competed in seven dual meets for the Cougars
  • Tallied three first-place finishes on the season
  • Selected to compete in the London Olympics for El Salvador in the 400 IM
  • All-Conference MPSF selection
  • Ranked first for the Cougars in the 200 IM and 400 IM, second in the 200 breast, third in the 200 Fly and fourth in the 100 breast 
  • Ranked fourth in the MPSF in the 400 IM, fifth in the 200 IM and tenth in the 200 Breast

2012-2013 | Redshirt Year

  • Redshirted 2012-2013 season

2013-2014 | Junior Year

  • Recorded a first-place finish in the 200 breast (2:08.78) against Colorado Mesa
  • Placed second in the 200 breast (2:05.06) against UNLV
  • Placed second in the 200 free (1:42.67) against Denver
  • Contributed to the first-place finish in the 400 free (3:06.62) against Seattle
  • Named to All-MPSF First Team for performance in 200 IM (1:44.48), 400 IM (3:48.29) and 100 free (44.76)
  • Named to All-MPSF Second Team for performances in 400 free relay (3:00.01)