Age : 2000

Events : Free, Fly & IM

Place of Birth : San Diego, California, USA

Current City : San Diego, California, USA

International Debut : December 9, 2016

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Full Name : Mia Isabella Thomas
Nick Name : Mia 

Birthday : November 22, 2000

Current City/Country : San Diego, CA, USA

City/Country of Birth : San Diego, CA, USA

Current Club : North Coast Aquatics

Current Coaches : Michael Galindo

Past Club : None

Past Coaches : Mickey Murad & Jeff Pease

           
   
 

Describe yourself :  

I am very passionate; I can be quiet at first but once you get to know me, I can be slightly sarcastic and funny.  I love quoting movies : )

 

What side or character of yours that would most likely surprise others?

I am a “foodie”, I love to make and eat fun foods and desserts.

 

What age did you start swimming? What brought you to the sport of swimming?   

I started swimming around age 5.  My mom brought me towards swimming.

 

During your early years of swimming, have you ever thought that you will reach where you are now today as a swimmer? Why?   

I always hoped that one day I would swim at a competitive level (such as where I am) but I never anticipated the work that came with it. 

 

What do you think are the factors that make you a successful swimmer?  

The main factor is simply that I love swimming.  If you don’t love the sport, how can you succeed at it?  I also try and make sure that every day counts, no matter what the set is.

 

What is your most memorable experience as a swimmer?  

Recently I qualified for a big meet and the race that I qualified in was my last chance to qualify.  It was the last day of the meet and I so desperately wanted to get my cut and I did.  This was an incredibly rewarding moment.

 

Apart from being a Summer Olympian, what is (are) your other goal(s) as a swimmer?  

A big goal for me is swimming at a Division 1 college.

 

Was there ever a time that you thought of quitting swimming? Why?   

In my early years of swimming, I was also playing soccer.  At the time, I loved soccer much more and because of that I considered quitting swimming.

 

Who do you look up to as a swimmer? Why?  

In terms of professional swimmers, I look up to Maya Dirado.  She is both academically and physically incredible and she attended Stanford University after getting a perfect SAT score.  She also did amazing at the 2016 Olympics.

 

Any specific routines before and during the meet or before a swim? What are these?

I do certain stretching exercises before races but nothing too ritualistic.

 

Please share some words of wisdom for swimmers who wish to be like you.  

Every killer workout is one step closer towards reaching your goals!

 

Message to your supporters : 

To my family…Thank you for everything you do for me.  I am so grateful for your love and support.

         

2016 International Results

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4th

09:33.58

800m Free 16-18 Girls

40th SEA Age Group Swimming Championships, THA

12.09.16

5th

02:25.58

200m Fly 16-18 Girls

40th SEA Age Group Swimming Championships, THA

12.11.16

6th

04:39.64

400m Free 16-18 Girls

40th SEA Age Group Swimming Championships, THA

12.09.16

7th

05:21.27

400m IM 16-18 Girls

40th SEA Age Group Swimming Championships, THA

12.10.16

9th

02:34.58

200m IM 16-18 Girls

40th SEA Age Group Swimming Championships, THA

12.09.16