Tom Shields Explains Why Fall of 2020 Was the Best Season of his Career (Video)

2021 PRO SWIM SERIES – SAN ANTONIO (MARCH)

MEN’S 100 BUTTERFLY FINALS

  • World Record: 49.50 – Caeleb Dressel (2019)
  • American Record: 49.50 – Caeleb Dressel (2019)
  • U.S. Open Record: 50.22 – Michael Phelps (2009)
  • Junior World Record: 50.62 – Kristof Milak (2017)
  • Pro Swim Record: 50.92 – Caeleb Dressel (2020)
  1. Tom Shields (Cal Aquatics), 52.25
  2. Michael Andrew (Race Pace Club), 52.53
  3. Maxime Rooney (Pleasanton), 52.71

Out in a quick 24.08 was versatile Michael Andrew to take the early lead in the men’s 100 fly A-final. However, veteran Tom Shields began inching on Andrew during the closing 25 meters. At the wall, it was Shields who held off Andrew by roughly three-tenths to win at 52.25 with Andrew in second at 52.53.

A few minutes earlier in the B-final, Cal’s Andrew Seliskar dominated the heat in a 52.39, which overtakes Andrew as the 2nd-fastest time in the event.

Shields now boosts from 10th to 3rd in the nation this season, only behind Shaine Casas (51.91) and Coleman Stewart (52.19). Seliskar now moves up to 4th in the nation, followed by Andrew in 5th.

Placing third in the event was Maxime Rooney at 52.71, now 7th in the nation this season.

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Max Jauch
1 year ago

Tom is a man on a mission. He’s gonna throw down big time in Tokyo.

50free
1 year ago

He’s great, always brutally honest about everything he thinks.

iLikePsych
1 year ago

I don’t know why, but I read ‘Vegetarian Tom Shields’ instead of Veteran

Hswimmer
1 year ago

Love this guy. I really hope he makes the team!

Michael Mooney
1 year ago

Shields like the Phoenix.. He’s more alive than ever..

PVSFree
1 year ago

I’m rooting for Shields. He’s an absolute beast

Lpman
1 year ago

Really glad to see he is in a good place

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