Mike Thomas is a versatile swimmer from Horsham Pennsylvania. Before moving across the country to the University of California, Berkeley, Thomas had a successful high school and junior career. He became the Pennsylvania AAA State champion in the 100 yard backstroke and 200 yard medley while at Hatboro-Horsham High School. In the backstroke he broke his now Cal Bears teammate, Ryan Murphy’s, 14-15 years national record.
Thomas was a member of the U.S. Junior National team in the 100 and 200 meter butterfly while competing for Upper Dublin Aquatic Club under head coach Geoff Scheuer.
University Of California, Berkeley
As the top recruit coming out of Pennsylvania, Thomas opted to head to the west coast to become a Cal Bear. His ability to swim butterfly, backstroke, medley and sprint freestyle meant he could be a great asset to head coach Dave Durden.
In his first season as a bear, Thomas picked up valuable experience competing at his first NCAA Championships. He qualified for the 200 yard butterfly with a season best time at the Pac-12 championships where he won the ‘C’ Final. At the NCAA meet in Atlanta, Thomas finished 32nd.
Thomas also made NCAA ‘B’ cuts in the 100 yard backstroke and butterfly.