Noemie Thomas


"I have a lot of confidence in the training I’ve done throughout the years. I know the preparation is going to show at the end of the day.”

Noemie Thomas
Noemie Thomas is a Canadian Record Holder born and raised in Richmond, B.C. Thomas is a freshman at the University of California, Berkeley where she was recruited as the no. three international recruit and’s 25th-ranked recruit overall in the class of 2014. Born Feb. 4, 1996 to parents, Ken Thomas and Cecilia Ip, Thomas has represented Canada everywhere from local competitions to World Championships. She swam with the UBC Dolphins Swim Club when she qualified and become a member of the Canadian National Team in the butterfly events, which is her specialty stroke. Thomas and Cal teammate, Cierra Runge, were roomed together as freshmen, and the two took the Pac 12 Championship Meet by storm. As a young girl, Thomas spent her days practicing as a ballerina –  and surprisingly – not as a swimmer. For about 10 years Thomas was in the ballet studio, and she believes that it helped in developing her as an elite athlete. She continued ballet until she was 12 years old, but didn’t find swimming at the age of seven; however, she didn’t swim in a competition for another five years.

UC Berkeley
As a freshman Thomas had a spectacular first meet as a Cal Bear. She won the 200 butterfly in an NCAA ‘A’ cut time, she also placed fifth in the 100 butterfly and tied for 35h in the 50 freestyle.

International Competition
As a member of the Canadian National Team, she set a Canadian record in the 50m butterfly at the 2012 World Short-Course Championships where she finished fourth. She also came in fifth in the 100m butterfly. The same year she swam at the 2012 Junior Pan Pacific Championships – she brought home a gold medal in the 100m butterfly and a silver medal as a member of the 400m medley relay.

At the 2013 FINA World Championships in Barcelona Thomas made a final in the 100m butterfly, and she finished seventh. She also came in fifth in the 50m butterfly. After all of her success Thomas received the Swimming Canada Youth and Junior Athlete of the Year for 2012-2013.

Best Times

Course Event Time Date Meet
scy 50 Free 23.22 12/05/14 2014 Georgia Invitational
Athens, Georgia
scy 100 Fly 51.91 02/27/15 2015 Pac12 Championships
Federal Way, Washington
scy 200 Fly 1:54.10 02/28/15 2015 Pac12 Championships
Federal Way, Washington
Noemie Thomas wins the 100 fly (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography) Noemie Thomas (photo: Mike Lewis, Ola Vista Photography) Noemie Thomas of Canada signs her National Letter of Intent to swim for Cal, seen here with her family. Noemie Thomas (Photo Courtesy Swimming Canada/Ian MacNicol) Noemie Thomas (Photo Courtesy Swimming Canada/Ian MacNicol) Missy Franklin anchors for the Cal win in the 800 free relay at the 2014 NCAA Women's DI Swimming & Diving Championships (Tim Binning, theswimpictures)