Shaine Casas: “I’m a butterflier, it just hasn’t come out yet” (Video)


Reported by Reid Carlson.


  • World Record: Ryan Murphy (United States), 2016, 51.85
  • American Record: Ryan Murphy, 2016, 51.85
  • Championship Record: Aaron Piersol (United States), 2009, 51.94
  • U.S. Open Record: Aaron Piersol (United States), 2009, 51.94
  • Olympic Trials Cut: 56.59

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Shaine Casas had the swim of his life tonight, winning the 100 backstroke in 52.72, becoming the 7th-fastest American all-time in the race, and the 5th-fastest in the world this year.

Casas was explosive off the blocks and flipped in a 25.29, just .16 above World Record pace. Casas did not have the same back-end speed to match the World Record, but it didn’t matter as he won the race by over a second, taking down World University Games silver medalist Yohann Ndoye Brouard, and rising American Clark Beach.

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Daniel Carr
3 years ago

Seems like a really likeable guy, look forward to seeing him in the future 👍

3 years ago

Really impressive meet by Shaine. His arrow is pointing straight up, Jason doing good work at A&M. Trials in both the mens 100/200 backstroke will be crazy as usual.

Ol’ Longhorn
3 years ago

Dude reminds me of Pete Davidson but without the problems.

Daniel Carr
Reply to  Ol’ Longhorn
3 years ago

Doctor Who Pete Davidson ?

Ol’ Longhorn
Reply to  Daniel Carr
3 years ago

Nah. Ariane Grande Pete Davidson.

3 years ago

Exciting swims and dynamic person – looking forward to watching Shaine at Trials. Best of luck.

3 years ago

totally not playing basketball anymore, you guys …

3 years ago

really cool dynamic guy ! Love discovering new fast swimming faces . 5th time in the world is no joke

A$AP Pocky
3 years ago


3 years ago

Katz and Stewart appeared to be locks for the backstrokes but Casas could challenge them if he makes the switch at NCAAs

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