About Tom Shields
Hometown: Huntington Beach, California
Date of Birth: July 11, 1991
Olympic History: None
2015 - Gold, 400m medley relay; 4th, 100m butterfly; 8th, 200m butterfly
Bio: Tom Shields kicked off his career in 2011 when he started swimming for California State University Berekely. At the 2011 NCAA Championships he got 1st in the 100y backstroke, 2nd in the 100y fly, and 3rd in the 200y fly. In 2013, at the NCAA Championships, Shields wrapped up his Cal career with a first place victory in both the 100y fly and 200y fly, and a tie with Michael Phelps in the 200y fly for the fastest short course time record. Shields won the Gold in the 400m medley relay and placed 4th in the 100m butterfly at the recent 2015 World Championships in Kazan.When Tom is not in the pool, he enjoys body surfing.
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