The Next Level

Stephen started Swimming competitively as an age group swimmer and age 10 held a 50 yd backstroke record for ... 12 hours.

As an avid cyclist, enjoyed the freedom of cycling. After competing in a 1 mile Calm Open water swim in Bonita cove at age 16 a love of Lakes, Rivers, and Ocean Swimming began. At 18 began sharing his love of the water, teaching group and private swim lessons which led to also coaching a local Swim Team. Additionally, in 1985 at age 18,  began to compete in Triathlons: sprints, Olympics, and International Distances finishing races from Rosarito Beach to Santa Barbara in all Seasons of the year. Started joining FLS and Monday Shores Swims in 2017 and took over Leading FLS in 2019. Since then Stephen has been Coaching with OWO and cultivating the San Diego OpenWater Swim Community on Facebook. He takes small groups out for orientation swims at various swim spots in San Diego and is available for kayak support or Companion swim pacing for Marathon swimmers.
John Stephen for the First Light Swim Workout weekly on Wednesdays and Fridays in La Jolla
Toes in the Water @ 6:30am -- Temporarily starting from La Jolla Shores/Vallecitos --
Arrive at 6:30am to review a swim plan and buddy up.