Michael Thomas

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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.

2015-2016 

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.

2016-17 

Thomas won the consolation final of the 200 yard butterfly (1:41.57) and finished 19th in the 200 yard IM prelims (1:44.17) and 29th in the 100 yard butterfly.

2017-18

Thomas finished two tenths of a second out of the medals in the 200 yard butterfly in fourth with a time of 1:39.95. The junior also finished second in the B final of the 400 yard IM (3:37.75) and fourth in the B final of the 200 yard IM (1:42.54).

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
scy 100 Back 46.19 03/14/15 Pennsylvania AAA State Championships
Bucknell University, Pennsylvania
scy 200 Back 1:42.38 03/29/15 Middle Atlantic Senior Championships
York, Pennsylvania
scy 100 Fly 47.37 03/27/15 Middle Atlantic Senior Championships
York, Pennsylvania
scy 200 Fly 1:39.95 03/24/18 2018 NCAA Championships
Minneapolis, Minnesota
scy 200 IM 1:42.54 03/22/18 2018 NCAA Championships
Minneapolis, Minnesota
lcm 100 Back 56.73 06/27/16 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials
Omaha, Nebraska
lcm 200 Back 2:01.81 06/30/16 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials
Omaha, Nebraska
lcm 100 Fly 53.84 08/01/15 2015 Speedo Junior National Championships
San Antonio, Texas
lcm 200 Fly 1:57.82 08/07/15 2015 Phillips 66 National Championships
San Antonio, Texas
lcm 200 IM 2:05.24 05/27/16 2016 Novaquatics Speedo Grand Challenge
Irvine, California
Michael Thomas, 2nd place, 200 fly, 2014 Juniors

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