Stefan Knight

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Stefan Knight

Stefan was born and raised in San Diego, California.  He began swimming as a child and was a part of the North Coast Aquatics growing up.  While in high school at La Costa Canyon, Stefan was an eight time All-American and helped his high school win all the relays at their state championship meet his senior year (courtesy of goduke.com).  When he arrived at Duke University, Stefan became a part of the NROTC being able to take part in the color guard at both Duke football and basketball games.  Stefan’s leadership in the NROTC can definitely be seen on the pool deck as he is an active leader on the men’s team pushing the them hard in the weight room and in the pool.

Club

In California, Stefan was a part of the North Coast Aquatics where he swam under Jeff Pease.  With his club team, Stefan was a qualifier for both winter and summer juniors in the sprint freestyle and fly events.

College

2011-2012

During his freshman year at Duke, Stefan competed in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle at the ACC Championship meet, scoring for the Blue Devils in the 200 free.  Throughout the season, Stefan also posted best times in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 fly.

2012-2013

Stefan’s sophomore year he competed in the three sprint freestyle events again posting lifetime bests in all three events.  He also made the finals in all three events scoring for Duke in the 200 freestyle.  Along with his individual events, Stefan was a part of both the 200 and 400 free relays at the championship meet.

2013-2014

During the beginning of his junior season, Stefan exercised his medical redshirt after undergoing shoulder surgery.

Personal

After graduating in May as a part of the NROTC program, Stefan will attend flight school so he can one day fulfill his dream of flying fighter jets.

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
scy 50 Free 20.06 02/28/13 2013 ACC Men's Championship
Greensboro, NC
scy 100 Free 44.04 03/02/13 2013 ACC Men's Championship
Greensboro, NC
scy 200 Free 1:37.75 03/01/13 2013 ACC Men's Championship
Greensboro, NC
scy 100 Fly 50.28 10/25/14 Duke University vs. UNCW
Durham, NC
lcm 50 Free 23.86 07/30/13 2013 US Open Swimming Championship
Irvine, CA
lcm 100 Free 53.22 07/30/13 2013 US Open Swimming Championship
Irvine, CA

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