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Nick Thoman   

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Career Highlights

Gold medalist in the 100m back and earned silver in the 400m medley relay at the 2015 Pan American Games ... Clinched a berth on the 2014 Pan Pacs roster with a third-place finish in the 100m back at Phillips 66 Nationals … Also was second in the 50m back … Finished first in the 100y back at the 2013 AT&T Winter Nationals ... Won gold in the 400m medley relay and took silver in the 100m back at the
2012 Olympic Games in London...Qualified for the 2012 Olympic team by finishing second in the 100m back ... Won a gold medal as part of the 400m medley relay at the 2011 FINA World Championships; also finished fourth in the 100m back and sixth in the 50m back ... Took second in the 100m back and third in the 200m back at the 2011 ConocoPhillips National Championships ... Helped take home the gold in the 400m medley relay (WR) at the 2010 FINA Short Course World Championships ... Earned the bronze medal in the 50m back at the 2010 MOO Pan Pacific Championships … Set the 100 SCM backstroke world record at the 2009 Duel in the Pool ... Won gold in the 100m back at the 2008 U.S. Open ... Won silver as part of the men's 400m medley relay at the 2007 World University Games ... Placed 18th in the 100m back at the 2004 Olympic Trials

Olympics History

2012: (p) Gold, 400m MR; Silver, 100m BK

World Champs History

2011: 4th, 100m BK; 6th 50m BK; Gold, 4x100m MR

Pan Pacs History

2010: Bronze, 50m BK

Pan Ams History

2015: Gold, 100m BK; Silver, 400m MR

WUGs History

2007: Silver, 400m MR-R; Bronze, 100m BK/200m BK; 9, 50m BK

SC Worlds History

2010: Gold, 4x100m MR; 4th, 100m BK; 5th, 50m BK

Duel in the Pool History

2011: 1st, 4x100m MR ... 2009: Silver, 200m BK; Gold, 400m MR(WR)

Olympic Trials History

2012: 2nd, 100m BK; 3rd, 200m BK ... 2008: 5th, 100m BK; 5th, 200m BK ... 2004: 18th, 100m BK

U.S. Nationals History

2015: 2nd, 100m BK ... 2014: 3rd, 100m BK; 2nd, 50m BK ... 2011: 2nd, 100m BK; 3rd, 200m BK ... 2010: 1st, 400m MR; 3rd, 100m BK; 5th, 200m BK ... 2009: 3rd, 100m BK; 4th, 200m BK ... 2006: 4th, 100m BK ... 2005: 4th, 100m BK

NCAA History

Was a three-time All-American in 2005-06 ... Swam the first leg of the first-place 400 medley relay at the 2006 NCAA Championships. Also finished third in both the 100 (46.67) and 200 back (1:41.31)...Finished second in the 200 back at the 2006 Pac-10 Championships (1:42.71), while placing third in the 100 back (47.91) and 17th in the 100 fly (49.51) ... In 2004-05, was a first team All-American in two events and Honorable Mention in one event


He is the current American Record holder in the 100y Bk


He will be swimming in his 4th Olympic Trials. (12, 08, 04)

Fun Facts

High School

Mariemont HS 04'


University of Arizona

College Major

Religious studies

Future Professional Aspirations

Swim coach


Henry Thoman and Kathy Brewer ... father is an attorney, and mother is a administrative director ... Henry swam for Duke and Kathleen played tennis for Chicago


Older sister (Victoria) swam for Cincinnati ... younger brother and sister (Zamir and Aida)

Notable Relative(s)

Grandfather, Richard Thoman, was a world record-holder in the 100 back in the 1940s

Started Swimming

Age 4

Sports Played Before Swimming

Soccer, baseball, basketball, cross country, war canoe

Hobbies Outside the Pool

Bowling, video games, guitar, reading, music, movies

Training Stats

Swims 7,000-12,000 yards a day ... 3-6 hours a day, 2-3 times a day, 6 days a week


"I am a person first, then a swimmer."


Music: Classic rock ... Movie: Animal House ... TV show: House ... Teams: Cincinnati Reds and Bengals ... Sports moment: men's 400 free relay 2008 Beijing Olympics

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