A Unique Start to Tom Shields’ Senior Season

  11 Garrett McCaffrey | October 30th, 2012 | College, Featured, FINA World Cup Series, News

SwimSwam’s 2012 FINA World Cup Series coverage is brought to you by Arena USA.

The 2012 NCAA Championship Swimmer of the Meet, started off his senior season on the World Cup Series. In this interview with Garrett McCaffrey, Tom Shields talks about how the experience sharpened his racing skills. He also talks about his approach to his senior season with the Cal Bears. He’s already got 4 individual NCAA championships and 2 team titles and he says the Cal men are in a better spot this fall than ever before.

Follow Tom Shields, aka Beefy T Shields, on Twitter here. 

Host Garrett McCaffrey is a Division I swimmer who spent 4 years covering the sport as a journalist.  His talents in front of and behind the camera brought the swimming community such fan favorites as Split Time, McCaffreyCap, the Morning Swim Show, and numerous swim meet broadcasts. Garrett now coaches club swimming and competes as a masters swimmer. Through posting training videos, interviews and races online, Garrett has created a readily available community for swimming fans to have a dialogue and learn from the best in the sport. Garrett hosts SwimSwam News, SwimSwam Interviews, and SwimSwam Event Recaps. 

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Ashley
3 years 9 months ago

This guy is great – so much fun to watch. Can’t wait for Istanbul! #TeamBeefy

3 years 9 months ago

he is gonna rock for Usa team pretty soon along with Conor Dwyer ! those guys are the future
of Us swimming .

CalBearFan
3 years 9 months ago

Great attitude from a great guy. Best of luck to him this season and next summer! Go Bears!

Pvk
3 years 9 months ago

This guy is so much fun to watch. His relentless energy and enthusiasm is contagious and inspires me to have a different outlook on my swimming. I think we have ourselves a future coach here…..

Swimmer
3 years 9 months ago

Big fan of Tom shields. He seems to have a “bro” attitude on life and swimming. But what makes me like him is he is also well spoken and seems intelligent.

And he’s crazy fast

Lv2srf95
3 years 9 months ago

He sounds dumb, but listen to his words. He’s very intelligent. Unlike Ryan #jeah Lochte.

Lv2srf95
3 years 9 months ago

That was supposed to go under swimfan’s comment.

fluidg
3 years 9 months ago

Great interview, both of you.

:)
3 years 9 months ago

He sounds exactly like Seth Rogen 🙂

3 years 9 months ago

Great interview! What a thoughtful and grounded young man. It is obvious there is, has been, and will continue to be, AMAZING leadership within that Cal program. Proud of my buddy Double D! Good luck guys!

cynthiacurran
3 years 9 months ago

Love- Istanbul Hagia Sophia Justinian’s famous church built around 536 A.D.

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About Garrett McCaffrey

No one lives the sport of swimming like Garrett McCaffrey. A Division I swimmer who spent 4 years covering the sport as a journalist, now coaches club swimming and competes as a masters swimmer, Garrett truly lives the sport of swimming.After graduating from University of Missouri’s award winning journalism program …

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