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     Tom Schwingen
    Tom Schwingen

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Bensenville, Ill.

    High School:
    Fenton

    Position:
    Freestyle/Backstroke


    2000-2001 Highlights:Placed second in the 50-yard freestyle (21.44) at the 2001 Illinois State Championships?recorded a pair of top-ten finishes at the Midwestern Collegiate Conference championships in the 100-yard freestyle (6th, 46.24) and the 100-yard backstroke (9th, 52.95)?coasted to victories in the 50-yard freestyle (21.86) and 100-yard freestyle (47.33) in a 127-115 win over Eastern Illinois?earned two victories in the UW-Milwaukee Bill Ritter Invitational in the 50-yard freestyle (21.74) and 100-yard freestyle (47.18).

    1999-2000 Highlights:50 and 100-yard freestyle Junior-National qualifier...Held 11 of the top 12 team 50-yard freestyle season performances...set a 50-yard free career-best performance of 21.32 at the MCC prelims...seventh-place finish in the 50-yard free at the MCC finals...Held seven of the top 10 100-yard freestyle team season performances...clocked a personal-best 45.66 with his second-place 100-yard freestyle performance at the MCC finals...Placed 10th at the conference 100-yard backstroke finals with a career-best and Flames third-best season performance (54.30).

    Prep/Personal:State qualifier in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle events as a junior and 100-yard backstroke as a freshman for the Fenton high school swimming program...freshman and sophomore school record holder in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke events...born August 6, 1981...son of Deborah Mills...majoring in Graphic Design.

    Schwingen's Career-Best Times:

    50-yard Freestyle: 21.32 2-26-00 100-yard Freestyle: 45.66 2-26-00 200-yard Freestyle: 1:50.34 2- 5-00 100-yard Backstroke: 52.95 2-23-01 200-yard Backstroke: 2:06.27 10-23-99