Texas A&M Sophomore Shaine Casas Moves to 7th-Place All-Time in 100 Yard Back


  • Thursday, November 21 – Saturday, November 23, 2019
  • Texas A&M Natatorium, College Station, Texas
  • Prelims 10 AM / Finals 6 PM (U.S. Central Time)
  • Prelims Long Course Meters (LCM) format
  • Finals Short Course Yards (SCY) format
  • Live results

Texas A&M sophomore Shaine Casas is now the 7th-fastest 100 yard backstroker in history, jumping one spot ahead of 4-time Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers in the all-time rankings.

Swimming on Friday evening at the 2019 Art Adamson Invitational in his home pool, Casas swam a 44.48 in the 100 yard back final.

Casas’ previous best time was a 45.94 at last year’s SEC Championship meet. He wound up not swimming that race at NCAAs individually, instead switching to the 100 fly as his day 3 event.

This summer, at the US National Championships, Casas won the national title in long course with a 52.72. That also ranks him as the 7th-fastest American in the history of the event.

The only swimmer who has ever been faster in the 100 yard backstroke as a teenager is Ryan Murphy, who swam 44.17 at the 2015 NCAA National Championships. Murphy is also the current World Record holder in the 100 long course meter backstroke.

All-Time Fastest Men, 100 Yard Backstroke

  1. Ryan Murphy, Cal – 43.49
  2. Dean Farris, Harvard – 43.66
  3. Coleman Stewart, NC State – 43.98
  4. Nick Thoman, SwimMAC Carolina – 44.07
  5. Mark Nikolaev, Grand Canyon – 44.33
  6. John Shebat, Texas – 44.35
  7. Shaine Casas, Texas A&M – 44.48
  8. Matt Grevers, Tucson Ford – 44.49
  9. Connor Oslin, Alabama – 44.56
  10. Ryan Lochte, Florida – 44.60

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This guy’s great


Dude is peaking (or beginning to peak) at the right time


Connor Oslin is a mouthwatering man

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