On Wednesday, she won the 200-meter individual medley national championship for the third consecutive year.
On Thursday, she swam the most grueling event, the 400 IM, which she won last year. She finished third.
On Friday, she was the national runner-up in the 200 backstroke for the third consecutive year.
Saturday, she finished sixth in the 200 back and at the end of the day, was named the Division II swimmer of the year for the second consecutive year.
Amanda Thomas is 21, a senior at Southern Connecticut. She has been swimming since she was 6 years old. She will be graduating this May with a degree in exercise science and human performance.
But there will be no more swim meets, no more extensive training. Her swim career was over last week. What next?
Asked the question Wednesday morning, Thomas sighed deeply.
"I don't know," she said. "It was an emotional week last week. I cried. It's really hard. It's been my whole life. I revolved my schedule around swimming. My family was really supportive about swim meets, swim practices. I've put so much hours and sacrifice and everything into the sport and now it's done, 16 years later."
Thomas, who is from Watertown, started swimming at age 6. She hated it.
"It just was basically teaching us to swim across the pool in the shallow end," she said. "It took me two years to pass the [first] class. I hated the water. But I started to get better at it, I think. I started to enjoy it more. My older sister was competing in swimming, my cousin was competing in swimming, I wanted to be like them."
Her twin sister, Ashley, did gymnastics and then became a diver in high school. Amanda swam. She was an All-Stater but never won a state title.
But she blossomed when she got to Southern. She won the Division II 200 IM her sophomore year and was honored with All-American status in three other events.
Last year, she won national titles in the 400 and the 200 IM. So this year, there was a lot of pressure.
"I wouldn't say it was her best national championship," Southern coach Tim Quill said. "It was a struggle in some regards. Her longevity, that's not an easy thing to do. You've got new freshmen, you've got kids coming from all over the world every year into this division and are swimming at this championship — and to stay, as the top dog, to be No. 1 three-peat in the 200 IM — I think is no simple task.
"It was a combination of stress, the emotions of the meet, the pressure involved in it. Even with her not at her absolute best in her races, she was good enough to win or be top three in three events, be a championship finalist in all four. All the coaches in the country saw that and decided to vote her swimmer of the year."
The best part for Amanda? Her sister Ashley, who is also a senior at Southern, qualified in diving and went to the championships in Birmingham, Ala., too.
"That was fun," she said. "I was excited my sister could go and some other athletes too.
"This meet was a lot different for me going into it because I knew it was going to be my last meet. My mind was a little bit thinking about that. I tried to swim what I've trained for all these years, tried to put everything into these swims."
So now what? Thomas thinks she will probably train for triathlons, even though she's not great at cycling. She's competed in a few already. She would also like to coach swimming at some level.
"I need to keep competing," she said. "I'm interning with swim club that's here. I'm hoping to be a swim coach, hopefully college or club. I like coaching."
Quill said she'd be a great coach. He joked that he would tell her, "'OK, Amanda, we've given you all this for four years so now it's time to give back.' So we hope she goes out and makes a million dollars and wants a building here with her name on it."