Tom Shields' Olympic Hangover: Gold Medal Minute Presented by

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At the "2016 USA College Challenge" Olympian Tom Shields nearly swam a personal best time in the 100 yard butterfly, posting 45.00, winning by more than a second.

Tom Shields blew away the field in the men’s 200 butterfly, throwing down a 1:39.89 for the win. As usual, Shields was the fastest man through the first 100, but he also came back stronger than anyone else with a 25.72 on the final 50.

In the 4x100 yard freestyle relay, Tom Shields registering the fastest leadoff split in 42.53 on the way to the team’s 2:53.84.

This is a Gold Medal Media production presented by Host Gold Medal Mel Stewart is a 3-time Olympic medalist and the co-founder of, a Swimming News website.

Daily Swim Report - LA 2024 & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1 - East Bay Times posts "Oakland: Olympic gold medalist swimmer Missy Franklin will sign books in Montclair. Team USA swimmer and five-time Olympic gold medalist Missy Franklin will visit A Great Good Place for Books in Montclair Village on Dec. 10 to launch her new book, “Relentless Spirit: The Unconventional Raising of a Champion.

Lane 2 - Sport 24 posts "SA swimmer, water polo player banned. A South African swimmer and water polo player have been banned after failing drug tests. Swimmer Louisa de Jongh and water polo player Jabulani Sibiya have both been served with two-year bans by the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS)."

Lane 3 - NBC Sports posts (w/video) "Watch USA Swimming behind the scenes from Omaha to Rio. Check out a montage of the U.S. Olympic swim team’s preparations for the Rio Olympics, from its first gatherings after the Olympic Trials in Omaha to training camps and finally arrival in Brazil."

Lane 4 - NBC Sports posts "LA 2024 Olympic bid budget one-quarter the size of Tokyo 2020.  The LA bid committee released the budget on Friday. The bid is about a quarter of Tokyo’s current ballooning budget for the 2020 Olympics."

Daily Swim Report - RIP - Budgy Smuggler & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1 - CTV posts "Olympian to entrepreneur: Phelps makes his next plunge. Michael Phelps wants to dive into Silicon Valley's investment opportunities as he tries to make the transition from Olympic swimming star and product pitchman to entrepreneur. "I would love to get involved, whether it's in a couple little startups here and there, take a little risk, have some fun and see where it goes," Phelps said in an interview during a recent visit to San Jose, California while appearing at an Intuit software conference."

Lane 2 - E! posts "Michael Phelps Gives His Son a Swim Lesson--and So Baby Boomer's Quest for Olympic Gold Begins."

Lane 3 - Fox Sports posts "Hungary's swim head resigns ahead of hosting 2017 worlds. The head of Hungary's swimming federation says he is resigning, less than a year before the country will host the 2017 world championships. Calls for the ouster of Tamas Gyarfas, who first became federation president in 1993, have been led by three-time Olympic champion Katinka Hosszu, who called him the ''most harmful factor'' for Hungarian swimming."

Lane 4 - Perth Now posts "Budgy smuggler creator, Peter Travis passes away aged 89. Peter Travis was the man who dived in at the deep end to create the swimming briefs favoured by Aussie beachgoers and Olympic swimmers for generations. Mr Travis, a Sydney ceramic artist, designer and teacher born in Manly, was working for Speedo in 1960 when his boss urged him to recreate the Hawaiian shorts, then popular overseas."

Daily Swim Report - Just Like Riding a Bike & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1 - NBC Sports posts "For Katie Ledecky, starting college means riding a bike. Katie Ledecky returned home from Rio and got on her bike. Stanford prohibits freshmen from having cars on campus. Ledecky, now a five-time Olympic champion, still doesn’t have a driver’s license anyway. So the college-bound swimmer took her three weeks between the Olympics and move-in to acquaint with life on land on two wheels."

Lane 2 - Excelle posts "Three-time Olympian Elizabeth Beisel joins USA Swimming Foundation’s Board of Directors."

Lane 3 - Yahoo posts "Sports star 'targeted' in growing South Korea scandal. Park Tae-Hwan is the latest figure to be caught up in an affair that could see President Park Geun-Hye impeached. The president is accused of colluding with her former confidante, Choi Soon-Sil, who allegedly leveraged her personal relationship with Park to coerce donations from big firms to two non-profit foundations which were then used for Choi's personal gain."

Lane 4 - Reuters posts "Hungary fears feuding swimmers may undermine Olympic chances. Hosszu accuses Gyarfas of running the sport in Hungary in an authoritarian and opaque manner. Gyarfas, who has headed the association with only a brief break since 1993, denies the accusations of mismanagement."

Daily Swim Report - Boomer & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1 - ESPN W posts "A good rivalry brewing between Ledecky, Manuel. Ledecky has replaced Phelps as the most riveting figure in U.S. swimming. But as scintillating as her first three months at Stanford have been -- starting with the fact she set an NCAA or American record in every race she swam through Nov. 15 -- there was another woman sharing the red carpet with her at the Marriott Marquis hotel who was also impossible to ignore."

Lane 2 - Just Jared posts "Boomer Phelps Makes His Red Carpet Debut as Dad Michael Wins Swimmer of the Year!"

Lane 3 - Esquire posts "Here's Why Michael Phelps Secretly Married Before the Olympics. It was all very practical."

Lane 4 - Triathlete Europe posts "Swimmers Shoulder – A Common Injury, What Is It And How To Prevent It?"

Happy American Thanksgiving!

Daily Swim Report - Ryan Ain't Buyin' Phelps & Other Swim Bits

Lane 1 - TMZ posts (w/video) "RYAN LOCHTE - MICHAEL PHELPS RETIRED FOR GOOD?... I Ain't Buyin' It."

Lane 2 - Page Six posts "Olympic swimmer recalls near-death drowning experience. When Jones’ mom took him for swimming lessons: “It took five different teachers to get comfortable. I started to learn at the YMCA, then [the Newark Swim Team] really cultivated my swimming skills.

Lane 3 - Sporting News posts "Michael Phelps struggling to comprehend Olympic success. "Honestly it'll take years before I can fully comprehend everything that has happened in my career," he said Monday night at USA Swimming's Golden Goggles Awards."

Lane 4 - TODAY posts "Joseph Schooling calls for better support for local athletes. “When I race, what’s on my chest? It’s not my name, it’s the Singapore flag. Do you think it’s fair my parents pay all this money and suffer for me to represent my country? That’s their decision to support me, there should be better support if a person is serious and competitive enough to change their lifestyle drastically to try to bring glory and honour to our country."