|High School:||Woodcreek HS|
Thias competed in seven events for the Tigers his freshman year. Held top times on the team in the 100 back (50.50), 100 fly (50.56), 200 back (1:50.04), and 200 IM (1:53.46).
A four-year varsity swimmer for the Timberwolves. Thias finished First-Team All-League in the San Joaquin Section (SJS) as well as being a finalist in the California State Championship for the 100 backstroke.
Thias is the son of John and Julie Thias. Eric has one older sister. He was also a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American.