Tom Shields

Huntington Beach, Calif.
BIRTHDATE    July 11, 1991
HEIGHT    6' 4" (193.0 cm)
BIRTHDATE July 11, 1991
HEIGHT 6' 4" (193.0 cm)
California Aquatics (CAL-CA)
David Durden

  • One-Time Olympian (2016)

  • One World Champs LCM medal (1g)

  • One Olympic Games medal (1g)

  • High School Edison H.S. '09

  • College California '13

  • Future Professional Aspirations Business or a missionary

  • Parents Tim and Jolene ... father is an airline pilot and mother is a teacher

  • Parents Gianna, married in 2014

  • Sibling(s) Older sister (Lindy) is a swimmer

  • Started Swimming Age 8 ... to be safe in pools

  • Sports Played Before Swimming Baseball, basketball

  • Pet(s) One dog (Tucker) who is a Golden Retriever

  • Hobbies Outside the Pool Body surfing

  • Ultimate Way to Relax Sleeping

  • Most Influential Person Father

  • Training Stats Swims 7,000 meters/yards a day, 3 hours a day, 6 days a week

  • Favorites U.S. city: Huntington Beach, Calif. ... int'l destination: New Zealand ... movie: Fight Club ... summer activity: body surfing ... book: 1984

Career Highlights
  • 1x Olympian (2016)
  • 1x Olympic medalist (1g)
  • 1x World Championships (LCM) medalist (1g)
  • 1x Pan Ams medalist (1g)
  • 7x NCAA champion
  • 9x U.S. National Team member
Olympics History
  • 2016: Gold, 4x100m Med-R (pr); 7th, 100m FL; 20th, 200m FL
World Champs History
  • 2015: Gold, 4x100m Med-R; 4th, 100m FL; 8th, 200m FL
Pan Ams History
  • 2019: Gold, 100m FL; Gold, 4x100m Med-R; 8th, 200m FL
WUGs History
  • 2011: 2nd, 100m FL
SC Worlds History
  • 2016: Gold, 4x50m Mixed Med-R; Silver, 50m FL; Silver, 100m FL; Silver, 200m FL; Silver, 4x50m FR-R; Silver, 4x50m Med-R; Bronze, 4x100m FR-R
Olympic Trials History
  • 2016: 2nd, 100m FL; 2nd, 200m FL
  • 2012: 4th, 100m FL; 9th, 200m FL; 21st, 100m FR
  • 2008: 45th, 200m FR; 53rd, 400m FR; 72nd, 200m FL; 86th, 100m FR
U.S. Nationals History
  • 2019: 2nd, 200m FL (pr)
  • 2018: 5th, 100m FL; 5th, 200m FL
  • 2017: 4th, 100m FL; 9th, 200m FL; 22nd, 100m FR
  • 2014: 1st, 100m FL; 1st, 200m FL
  • 2013: 3rd, 200m FL; 5th, 100m FL; 10th, 50m FL
  • 2011: 11th, 100m FR; 12th, 200m FL
NCAA History
  • 2013: 1st, 100y FL; 1st, 200y FL; 2nd, 100y BK2nd, 4x50y Med-R; 2nd, 4x100y Med-R; 4th, 4x200y FR-R
  • 2012: 1st, 100y BK; 1st, 100y FL; 1st, 4x100y Med-R; 2nd, 200y FL; 2nd, 4x200y FR-R
  • 2011: 1st, 100y BK; 1st, 4x100y FR-R; 1st, 4x100y Med-R; 2nd, 100y FL; 2nd, 4x50y FR-R; 3rd, 200y FL
  • 2010: 1st, 100y FL; 1st, 4x100y FR-R; 1st, 4x100y Med-R; 2nd, 200y FL; 10th, 4x200y FR-R; 16th, 200y FR

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