Vladimir Sreckovic begins his second season as the deck coach of the Stony Brook men's and women's swimming and diving teams in 2009. Sreckovic is no stranger to Stony Brook as he was a three-year letterwinner for the Seawolves. A 2007 graduate of Stony Brook, he is a native of Jagodina, Serbia.
As a swimmer, he was a member of the Yugoslav and later Serbian national swimming teams. He was a five-time national junior record holder in the 50-meter breaststroke and was the Balkan Champion in the 50-meter breaststroke and 4x100-meter medley relay in 2002. Before coming to the United States, Sreckovic won more than 200 medals at national and international championships and meets.
During his time with the Seawolves, Sreckovic was always ranked in the top-five of the America East Conference and broke school records in the 200-meter breaststroke and 4x100-meter medley relay.
Prior to coaching at Stony Brook, Sreckovic worked with the Jagodina 2000 swim club in Serbia from 2004-2008. He coached three members of the Serbian National Team, two of which became national record holders. In the summer of 2007, he worked as an assistant for the Serbian National Team. Sreckovic also worked with the North Shore Swim Club on Long Island from December 2004 to May 2007, before leaving to pursue a master's degree in international relations at the University of Chicago.
Sreckovic has also covered swimming as a journalist, reporting on the Balkan Junior Championships in Cyprus in 2006. Sreckovic's insights was the only official coverage of that swimming event, filing reports for swimstar2000.net, the first swimming agency in the Balkans.