Position
Breaststroke
Height
6'6
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Coral Springs, Fla.
Major
Finance
High School
Coral Glades HS

JUNIOR SEASON (2010-11)
Put together his best season thus far with new personal bests in both breaststroke events … Competed in nine dual meets, Cougar Classic Invitational and SEC Championships … Swam to 18th in the 100 breast with a personal best of 55.90 and 19th in the 200 breast with another lifetime best of 2:03.04 … Also placed 39th in the 200 individual medley with a season-best 1:55.90 clocking … Delivered third in the 200 breast, fourth in the 100 breast and seventh in the 200 IM at the Cougar Classic … Won the 200 breast and took runner-up honors in the 100 breast in a home victory over Incarnate Word … Earned his third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009-10)
Added depth to the breaststroke and individual medley races … Competed in five dual meets, Houston’s Cougar Classic Fall Invitational and SEC Championships … Raced at SEC’s as an exhibition swimmer, recording season bests of 57.73, 2:08.14 and 1:57.85 in the 100 breast, 200 breast and 200 IM, respectively … Notched sixth in the 200 breast and won the consolation final of the 100 breast at the Cougar Classic … Took fourth in both breaststroke events in a road win at UNO … Earned his second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2008-09)
Contributed in breaststroke and individual medley events … Competed in every dual meet, Texas A&M’s Art Adamson Invitational and SEC Championships … Placed 22nd in the 100 breast at SEC’s with his personal best of 56.62 … Finished 25th in the 200 breast with a time of 2:05.69 … Also recorded a mark of 1:57.39 the 200 IM … Earned a pair of 15th-place finishes in the breast events at the Art Adamson Invitational … Swam to a personal best of 2:03.17 in the 200 breast against UNO in the LSU Invitational … Took third in the 200 IM at that competition with his top time on the year of 1:55.12 … Earned his first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
European talent who will see action in breaststroke races … Attended high school in Florida … Produced top times of 58.12 seconds in the 100 breaststroke and 2:11.42 in the 200 breaststroke … Coached by Michael Lohberg.

PERSONAL
Born Aug. 1, 1989 in Hamburg, Germany … Parents are Gerd and Sabine Voelkel … Has one sister … Majoring in finance.

STEFFEN’S TOP TIMES
100 breaststroke, 55.82, 2011 SEC Championships
200 breaststroke, 2:03.04, 2011 SEC Championships
200 individual medley, 1:55.12, 2009 vs. UNO

 

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