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Mia Thomas

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Mia Thomas is an American pool and open water swimmer from Cathedral Catholic High School, California who was a member of Ocean Seven. She was born and raised in the San Diego area. Both her father Bruce Thomas and mother Michella Thomas, are engineers. Her mother is an accomplished open water swimmer, completing individually the Catalina Channel crossing in 2013. Her grandmother is also an international level swimmer who participated in the 1956 Melbourne Olympics. Inspired by her grandmother and mother, Thomas started competitive swimming at 6 and specializes in mid-distance freestyle, butterfly and individual medley. A member of the Senior squad at NCA, she has Sectional and Western Zones time standards and is consistently ranked amongst the top in her age group in San Diego Imperial.

A freshman in high school with a 4.0 GPA, she would like to attend Stanford University and eventually pursue a career as a cardiac surgeon or a physical therapist. Mia is also a pianist and, in her spare time, loves to bake.

Ocean Seven[edit]

Thomas is the Ocean Seven Team Captain. She participated in multiple open water swims and won the La Jolla Cove Rough Water Swim, the Coronado 4th of July Rough Water Swim and the Del Mar Powerhouse several years in a row. She has been part of the San Diego Junior Lifeguard program for over 6 years and was named Captain for 2 consecutive years.

Ocean Seven is a group of 7 American competitive swimmers from San Diego, California who crossed the Catalina Channel in 7 hours 51 minutes in September 2015 to benefit the charity Fresh Start Surgical Gifts. Its members include Heloise Leblanc, Erin Taggart, Tegan Preston, Lindsay Turner, Mia Ryan, and Anna Brooker.

Catalina Channel Relay Crossing[edit]

Catalina Channel Solo Crossing[edit]

Thomas swam with Heloise LeBlanc in a successful tandem swim across the 20.2-mile Catalina Channel on 16 August 2017 in 12 hours 37 minutes 6 seconds at the age of 16.

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