Name: Tom Shields
Sport: Swimming
Event(s): 100-meter butterfly, 200-meter 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
Team/Club: California Aquatics
Coach(es): Dave Durden
Olympic Experience
  • Rio 2016 Olympic Games, gold (4x100 medley); 20th (200 fly); 7th (100 fly)
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2016 – gold (200 mixed medley relay), silver (50 butterfly, 100 butterfly, 200 butterfly, 200 freestyle relay, 200 medley relay), bronze (400 freestyle relay)
  • Years of participation: Long Course – 2015; Short Course – 2016
  • Medals: 8 (2 golds, 5 silvers, 1 bronze)
  • Gold – 2015 (400 medley relay), 2016 (200 mixed medley relay)
  • Silver – 2016 (50 butterfly, 100 butterfly, 200 butterfly, 200 freestyle relay, 200 medley relay)
  • Bronze – 2016 (400 freestyle relay)
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.