Thomas Peter Wilkens (born November 25, 1975) is an American former competition swimmer and Olympic medalist.
Wilkens represented the United States at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. He received a bronze medal for his third-place performance in the men's 200-meter individual medley, finishing with a time of 2:00.87. He also competed in the preliminary heats of the men's 200-meter breaststroke, but did not advance. The breaststroker was one of the featured swimmers in P.H. Mullen's book Gold in the Water.
Wilkens grew up in Middletown Township, New Jersey, while swimming at the Middletown Swim and Tennis Club. He attended Christian Brothers Academy in Lincroft, and graduated from Stanford University. He was elected as a Republican to serve as a Township Committeeman in Middletown Township.
- ^ Sports-Reference.com, Olympic Sports, Athletes, Tom Wilkens. Retrieved November 6, 2012.
- ^ Litsky, Frank. "SWIMMING: NATIONAL SPRING CHAMPIONSHIP; Wilkens Didn't Expect This Much Success", The New York Times, March 31, 1999. Accessed June 13, 2011. "When Tom Wilkens was growing up in Middletown, N.J., and swimming for Christian Brothers Academy in nearby Lincroft, he never thought he would be ranked No. 1 in the world in a race that was not even his specialty."
- Tom Wilkens – Olympic athlete profile at Sports-Reference.com