Name: Tom Shields
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 100m butterfly, 200m butterfly
Height: 6-4
Weight: 190
DOB: 7/11/1991
Birthplace: Panama City, Fla.
Hometown: Huntington Beach, Calif.
High School: Edison High School (Huntington Beach, Calif.) ‘09
College: University of California, Berkeley ’15, Religious Studies
Olympic Experience
  • Olympian (2016); Olympic medalist (gold)
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, gold (4x100m medley); 20th (200m fly); 7th (100m fly)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2015 – gold (4x100m medley); 4th (100m fly); 8th (200m fly)
  • Years of participation: Long Course – 2015
  • Medals: 1 (gold)
  • Gold – 2015 (4x100m medley)
Personal: Son of Tim and Jolene...Has one older sister, Lindy...Married to Gianna Shields...Nicknamed “Sunshine”...Began swimming at age 8...Enjoys surfing, skateboarding, reading and playing card games.