2012-13: Took second in the 100-yd. backstroke, third in the 100-yd. butterfly and fourth in the 100-yd. freestyle at the America East Championships as UMBC reclaimed it conference title… His 100 back time of 49.81 in the event finals, as well as his 100 fly time of 49.32 in the prelims, rank fifth all-time at UMBC… A part of the 200 and 400 free relay teams which won gold at the conference meet… His 100 back time (49.81) and 100 fly time both rank fifth all-time at UMBC… A part of the 400 free relay team which broke the school record (2:58.47) at the ECAC Championships… Won nine dual meet events as the Retrievers completed their second-ever undefeated season… Honored as the America East Male Swimmer of the Week on Jan. 29… Selected to the America East All-Academic Team… Named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
2011-12: Won a gold medal leading off for the 200-yd medley relay team at the America East Championships... Also earned a silver medal as a part of the 200 free relay at the conference meet... Won an individual bronze medal in both the 100 back (49.90) and 100 free (45.49) with season-best times at the conference championship meet... Placed sixth in the 200 free at the America East meet in Boston... Won seven dual meet events during the Retrievers' regular season... Naned to the America East Commissioner's Honor Roll.
Background: Competed at the European Short Course Championships.
Personal: Son of Raivo Kaei… Double majoring in philosophy and political science… Born June 4, 1992.