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Vladimir Stefanik

Player profile

position
Free/Fly
year
Senior
hometown
Varin, Slovakia
high school
Gymnazium Varsavska cesta 1

Top Times: 

50 free – 20.24

100 free – 43.14

100 fly – 47.12

200 free – 1:35.22

2019-20

Was named the ACC Swimmer of the Week after his performance against Duke where he anchored the 400 free relay to the race and meet win…also won the 100 fly (48.42) and 200 free (1:37.95) against the Blue Devils…took second in the 100 IM (52.34) against Florida Southern…finished in second place in the 100 free (45.50) and fifth in the 100 fly (51.05) at No. 9 Florida…was second in both the 200 free (1:38.94) and 100 free (45.05) and third in the 100 fly (49.52) at Georgia Tech…placed third in the 200 free (1:39.35)  and was second in the 100 free (44.97) against Minnesota…finished in third in the 200 free (1:39.26) and 100 fly (49.11) at No. 12 Notre Dame.

2018-19

Attended NCAAs as a relay swimmer where he competed in the 800 free relay…was a member of the 800 free relay that set the school record at 6:18.35 at the ACC Championships where the Noles finished fifth…placed 18th in the 100 free (43.14) at ACCs and also competed in the 100 fly (47.19) and 200 free (1:37.51)…placed second in the 200 free (1:39.57),  third in both the 100 free (45.30) and 100 fly (49.75) against Alabama…took 14th in the 100 free (44.47) at the GT Invite…won the B final of the 100 fly behind a personal best of 47.13 and was also 20th in the 200 free (1:41.38) after posting a time of 1:37.61 in prelims…also anchored the 800 free relay with a time of 1:37.09…won three gold medals at the Slovak Open in June of 2019 where he set a national record in the 100m free at 49.99.

2017-18

Finished 23rd in the 100 fly at the ACC Championships with a personal best swim of 47.45…swam the third leg of the 800 free relay that set the school record… placed 22nd in the 50 free (20.40) eighth in the 100 fly (48.43) at the GT Invite…was 10th in the 200 free after swimming a personal best of 1:38.76 in prelims…also tied for 13th in the 100 free (44.39)…represented Slovakia at the 2017 European Championships where he turned in personal best swims in the 100m fly (52.71) and 200m free (1:48.18)…member of the ACC Honor Roll

2016-17:

Arrived in January and made his debut in the win against Pittsburgh…competed at the ACC Championships and placed 23rd in the 100 fly with a time of 47.88…also contributed 20th place points in the 100 free at 43.85…placed 11th in the 50 free at the Nike Cup (21.03) 10th in the 100 fly (48.94) and 20th in the 200 free (1:43.42).

Prep:

A member of the Slovakian National Team…competed at the 2015 FINA Junior World Championships in the 50m free, 50m fly, 100m free and 100m fly races…three-time junior national record holder…participated at the 2016 FINA World Championships in Windsor, Canada…was a semifinalist at the 2016 European Juniors and 2015 European Games in Baku in 2015…was recognized as the best junior swimmer in Slovakia in 2015.

Personal:

Born Jan. 8, 1998…son of Vladimir and Ingrid Stefanik…swam for KPS Nereus Zilina where he was coached by Juraj Skopal.