Stephanie Peters was born Oct. 10, 1995 to parents, Chris and Nancy. The Animal Science major swims for the University of Georgia along with her older sister, Courtney. Peters graduated from North Pauling High School and swam club for the Marietta Marlins under Coach Yit Lim where she was a member of the 2013-2014 USA Swimming Junior National Team. Peters was an impressive recruit out of high school – the 2014 recruiting class’ second-ranked recruit in the state of Georgia; however her long course swims got her national attention and she was one of the top 400m high school swimmers in the nation. Peters adds to Georgia’s longstanding tradition of excellent distance swimmers, and she has even admitted to Online Athens that she sings Disney songs to relax during races.
University of Georgia
Peters is in her freshman season as Bulldog, and has already swam best times in the 100, 200 and 500 freestyles.
Peters is a member of the 2013-2014 USA Swimming Junior National Team after winning a silver medal in the 400m freestyle at the 2013 Junior National Championships. She also set Georgia state records in the 1,000, 1,500m, and 1,650 freestyle races. Peters qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, finishing 32nd in the 800m freestyle and 42nd in the 400m freestyle.