Noemie Thomas, A Newbie National Champion in 200 Medley Relay, Video Interview

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GREENSBORO- Freshman Noemie Thomas played her part in helping the Golden Bears to a win in the 200 medley relay. Thomas went up against Kelsi Worrell in the 50 fly, but was unfazed by the big name beside her. She split a 23.2 and Farida Osman took the Bears home, more than making up for the .3 deficit present when she dived in.

Noemie could not put into words how inspiring the past few weeks have been for her, a freshman experiencing championship season for the first time. She hails from Canada, so this is her first season competing in short course yards.

Here she shares her fresh perspective with Swimming World and chats about the training and team trust that has propelled her to succeed, and why the rubber ducky thermometer is sacred.

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Author: Annie Grevers

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Annie (Chandler) Grevers is a staff writer for Swimming World. She swam for the University of Arizona, winning the 100 yard breaststroke at the NCAA DI Championships as a senior in 2010. She was also a member of six NCAA Championship relays during her college career as well as a member of Arizona’s NCAA Championship title in 2008. She represented the United States at the Pan Pacific Games in 2010 and at the Pan American Games in 2011, where she won the 100 breaststroke. She is married to Matt Grevers and resides in Tucson, Arizona.

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