Shaine Casas: “I still feel like I have more in the tank” (Video)


  • 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

Reported by Braden Keith.


  • 2020 NCAA “A” Cut – 45.05
  • 2020 NCAA “B” Cut – 47.43
  • 2019 NCAA Invited Time – 45.90
  1. Shaine Casas, Texas A&M – 45.26
  2. ‘aukai Lileikis, Hawaii – 46.59
  3. Alex Liang, Stanford – 47.24

Texas A&M sophomore Shaine Casas continued his hot hand this weekend, swimming a 45.26 in the men’s 100 fly final. That’s his 2nd of an anticipated 4 races on Friday evening.

His swim is a new lifetime best, undercutting the 45.91 that he swam at a pre-NCAA Championship Sectionals meet last season. As a freshman, he swam the 100 and 200 backstroke at the SEC Championships before shifting to the 100 and 200 fly at NCAAs. While it looks like his future internationally is backstroke, this fly time will keep it in contention for his end-of-season schedule.


  • 2020 NCAA “A” Cut – 44.95
  • 2020 NCAA “B” Cut – 47.77
  • 2019 NCAA Invited Time – 46.06
  1. Shaine Casas, Texas A&M – 44.48
  2. Isaac Gwin, Air Force – 47.11
  3. Jack Kirby, USC – 47.46

Texas A&M sophomore Shaine Casas crushed the school record in the men’s 100 backstroke, posting a 44.48 in the men’s 100 back. The old record of 45.64 was set in 2019 by Brock Bonetti. Casas’ previous best was 45.94.

Casas now ranks as the 7th-fastest 100 yard backstroker in history, one spot ahead of 4-time Olympic gold medalist Matt Grevers.

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Chaitha D.

That’s scary. Kids already a monster!


he will probably scare a few of the veterans next year …..


He’s making the team next year


ohh yes , he is the real deal

Wanna Sprite?

The 1back A cut is way too fast


I think the A cut is based off the top 8-16 at NCAA’s but I might be wrong there


Yeah, you’re right. The A cut is the fifth place time from NCAAs the year prior.

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