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Peter John STEVENS
Sport Swimming
NOC Slovenia   
GenderMen
Born01 Jun 1995
Height1.96 m
 Human Interest 
Further Personal Information
Family
Partner Sheridan Allen
Residence
Medvode, SLO
Occupation
Athlete
Languages
Croatian, English, Slovene
Higher education
Business - University of Tennessee: Knoxville, TN, USA
Sport Specific Information
Why this sport?
He was advised to swim by a doctor as a child, to help his body adjust to growth spurts.
Club / Team
PK Triglav Kranj : Slovenia
Name of coach
Luka Berdajs [club], SLO; Gorazd Podrzavnik [national]
General Interest
Nicknames
Stivi (siol.net, 08 Aug 2018)
Hobbies
Travelling. (gorenjskiglas.si, 22 Aug 2018)
Memorable sporting achievement
Winning a bronze medal in the 50m breaststroke at the 2018 European Championships in Glasgow, Scotland. (Mike's Mic Anchor podcast, 30 May 2020)
Hero / Idol
Slovenian swimmer Damir Dugonjic, US swimmer Michael Phelps. (Mike's Mic Anchor podcast, 30 May 2020)
Injuries
In early 2019 he suffered from a back injury. He underwent therapy in Germany and resumed training with his club there, ONEflow Aquatics. (Mike's Mic Anchor podcast, 30 May 2020)

In 2018 he experienced minor back and shoulder problems and took three weeks off in April and May for rehabilitation and therapy. (gorenjskiglas.si, 22 Aug 2018)

He was troubled by a stomach virus during his junior year [2016/17] at the University of Tennessee in the United States of America. (Mike's Mic Anchor podcast, 30 May 2020)
Awards and honours
He was named the 2018 and 2019 Male Swimmer of the Year by the Slovenian Swimming Federation. (rtvslo.si, 19 Dec 2018; gorenjskiglas.si, 19 Dec 2019)
Famous relatives
His father Andrew John Stevens is a renowned British ballet dancer who has worked as a choreographer for a number of theatres around the world. His mother Nena Vrhovec Stevens is a Slovenian ballet dancer who received the national Preseren Award for her artistic performances. His partner Sheridan Allen has competed in softball at University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN, United States of America. (siol.net, 08 Aug 2018; Sheridan Allen Instagram profile, 14 Feb 2020)
Other information
BREASTSTROKE FOCUS
He specialises in breaststroke. "There is something different about the stroke - it can be on-point, it can be off-point. Sometimes, I can feel amazing in the water, or sometimes, it feels like I'm going slow. You really need to cherish the stroke, that's how I see it. I really like breaststroke a lot." (digitaljournal.com, 30 Jul 2020)

OCCUPATION
He has worked as director of operations at ONEflow Aquatics, a professional swim team based in Neckarsulm, Germany. (LinkedIn profile, 30 Jul 2020; digitaljournal.com, 30 Jul 2020; swimswam.com, 23 Mar 2020)

 Competition Highlights
World Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
15 2022 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 27.71
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 100m Breaststroke 1:01.90
Heats 2019 Gwangju, KOR 50m Breaststroke 27.50
Heats 2017 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 1:03.03
Semifinal 2017 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 27.20
Semifinal 2015 Kazan, RUS 50m Breaststroke 27.50
World Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Breaststroke 58.73
Heats 2018 Hangzhou, CHN 100m Individual Medley 55.76
Heats 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 100m Breaststroke 58.35
2 2016 Windsor, ON, CAN 50m Breaststroke 25.85 
European Championships
Rank Year Venue Event Result
  2022 Rome, ITA 50m Breaststroke  
3 2018 Glasgow, SCO 50m Breaststroke 27.06
2 2016 London, ENG 50m Breaststroke 27.09
Semifinal 2016 London, ENG 100m Breaststroke 1:01.53
European Championships Short Course
Rank Year Venue Event Result
7 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Breaststroke 26.19
Semifinal 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Breaststroke 57.99
8 2019 Glasgow, SCO 50m Breaststroke 26.19
Heats 2019 Glasgow, SCO 100m Breaststroke 59.19
6 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 50m Breaststroke 26.11
Semifinal 2017 Copenhagen, DEN 100m Breaststroke 58.36
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 100m Breaststroke 1:00.21
Heats 2013 Herning, DEN 200m Breaststroke 2:14.46
5 2013 Herning, DEN 50m Breaststroke 26.64
World Cup
Rank Year Venue Event Result
13 2021   Overall Ranking  
8 2021 Berlin, GER 100m Individual Medley 54.83
5 2021 Berlin, GER 100m Breaststroke 58.14
3 2021 Berlin, GER 50m Breaststroke 26.34
8 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Individual Medley 54.78
5 2021 Budapest, HUN 100m Breaststroke 58.50
1 2021 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 26.22
7 2021 Doha, QAT 100m Individual Medley 54.83
5 2021 Doha, QAT 100m Breaststroke 58.39
1 2021 Doha, QAT 50m Breaststroke 26.10
8 2021 Kazan, RUS 100m Breaststroke 58.27
7 2021 Kazan, RUS 50m Breaststroke 26.26
22 2018   Overall Ranking  
4 2018 Beijing, CHN 50m Breaststroke 26.39
8 2018 Beijing, CHN 100m Breaststroke 58.50
8 2018 Beijing, CHN 100m Individual Medley 54.59
2 2018 Budapest, HUN 50m Breaststroke 26.04
8 2018 Eindhoven, NED 100m Breaststroke 58.85
2 2018 Eindhoven, NED 50m Breaststroke 26.10
7 2018 Singapore, SGP 100m Breaststroke 57.96
3 2018 Singapore, SGP 50m Breaststroke 26.09
1 2018 Tokyo, JPN 50m Breaststroke 26.03