Skip to main content
  1. AXS Entertainment
  2. Recreation
  3. Recreational Sports

Swimmer Tom Shields looks back on 2013

See also

For Tom Shields, 2013 turned out to be a great year in the pool.

More Photos

After missing out on qualifying for the 2013 World Championships team, the 22-year-old swimmer redeemed himself on the 2013 world cup swimming circuit with seven medals and short-course meter American records in the 100- and 200-meter butterfly events.

While swimming for Cal, Shields also won an NCAA title in the 200-yard butterfly, tying the American record time of 1:39.65 set by Michael Phelps.

In December, after swimming at the Duel in the Pool meet in Glasgow, Scotland, Shields took a moment to talk about his swimming accomplishments in 2013. The interview was posted on tv.Swimmingworldmagazine.com.

Here's how he summed up his year:

"Got done with my (college) eligibility finished that off great. Finally got a 200 fly win at NCAAs, that meant a lot to me… That was very personal," he said during the interview. "Went professional, missed out on worlds, that was a bummer, but I kind of feel like I got some redemption this year at the world cup circuit. I kind of made a name for myself and I'm really looking forward to heading into the long course Grand Prix season."

Shields said he plans to swim at the Austin Grand Prix meet later this month.

To see the entire interview with Shields, click here.

Advertisement

Today's top buzz...

  • Coachella
    Get ready for the second weekend of Coachella with this fun guide
    Camera
    Music News
  • St. Louis Rams
    The Rams are offering $100K to anyone who can guess their 2014 schedule correctly
    NFL News
  • X-Men
    The final 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' trailer is here, and it's marvelous
    Camera
    Hot Trailers
  • Russell Westbrook
    See the NBA playoff teams that might consider making a panic trade
    Video
    NBA Buzz
  • Paul Walker
    Paul Walker's brothers will stand in for him on the set of 'Fast and the Furious 7'
    Video
    Movies Buzz
  • Matt Moore
    Rays pitcher Matt Moore will be undergoing season-ending elbow surgery
    MLB Buzz

User login

Log in
Sign in with your email and password. Or reset your password.
Write for us
Interested in becoming an Examiner and sharing your experience and passion? We're always looking for quality writers. Find out more about Examiner.com and apply today!