Swimmer Tom Shields Bests Lochte, Phelps

Won Arena Pro 100-meter butterfly

May 18, 2015
Outside Magazine
Swimmer Tom Shields Bests Lochte, Phelps

Shields swims in a 2012 meet in Berlin. Shields currently holds the U.S. short-course records in the 50-meter butterfly, 100-meter butterfly, and 200-meter butterfly.    beefytshields/Instagram

Tom Shields won the 100-meter butterfly at the Arena Pro Swim Series on Friday in Charlotte, North Carolina, beating Olympic gold medalists Michael Phelps and Ryan Lochte.

“I always try to give this group of guys some respect,” Shields told USA Today. “I knew it was going to take a pretty good swim to win. The key was being on my game today.”*

*This story has been revised from the version first published on May 18, 2015, because it inadvertently used similar language to what was published in USA Today. Outside apologizes for the error and is investigating all previous work of the writer.

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