Video Interview: Tom Shields Surprised His First National Title Came in 200 Fly

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Editorial coverage for U.S. Senior Nationals proudly sponsored by Master Spas!

IRVINE, California, August 6. TOM Shields won his first national title on Wednesday, going out fast in the men’s 200 fly and holding on for a final time of 1:55.09. Shields touched the wall and then pounded the water in excitement as he held off national team veterans Tyler Clary and Chase Kalisz. After the race, he spoke about his surprise of his first national title coming in the 200 fly as opposed to the 100 and also some technical adjustments he made that helped him in the race.



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Author: David Rieder

David Rieder is the host of Swimming World TV and a staff writer for Swimming World. A contributor to the magazine and website since 2009, he has covered the NCAA Championships, U.S. Nationals, Olympic Trials as well as the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio and the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He is a native of Charleston, S.C., and a 2016 graduate of Duke University.

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