Steve is a native of California (Mission Viejo), he was a 4-time High School All American, National High School Champion and Record holder (100 Backstroke - 1980). In college he was a 3-time NCAA All-American at UCLA (1981)& SMU (1984 & 1985). On the national scene he was a 3-time US National Champion (200 Backstroke)and represented US on various national teams including the 1980 Olympic Team & 1982 World Championship team.
Steve has been involved with Masters swimming since 1987 with both DAM and an Orlando Masters Team. He personally does various open water swims, preferring the tropical climates of Cayman & Maui, for his swims.
On the professional side, he has just recently parted with his employer of 15 years, EmCare (an Emergency Medicine Practice Management Co) and was the director of Financial Planning & Analysis. And he continues to have a Medical Consulting (Financial) company since 2007.
Steve lives in Lakewood. He has two boys Andrew and Thomas. When he is not coaching masters swimming he is often seen on the golf course. As a result of his passion, for masters coaching and volume, he has been referred to as "Coach Yell" from time-to-time.