Shaine Casas is Pleased with Where He’s at in Transition to Pro Career


Reported by Ben Dornan.

Men’s 200 Backstroke

  • World Record: Aaron Peirsol (USA): 1:51.92
  • American Record: Aaron Peirsol: 1:51.92
  • US Open Record: Aaron Peirsol: 1:53.08
  • World Junior Record: Kliment Kolesnikov (RUS): 1:55.14
  • Pro Swim Record: Xu Jiayu (CHN): 1:55.04

Top 3:

  1. Ryan Murphy: 1:56.78
  2. Shaine Casas: 1:58.09
  3. Sam Stewart: 2:00.30

Ryan Murphy could not be stopped in the men’s 200 backstroke final, powering to the wall in a 1:56.78 to himself to the top of the world rankings for 2022. Murphy was behind runner-up Shaine Casas at the halfway mark, having split a 57.46 to Casas’ 56.87.

Casas holds a PB of 1:55.79 in the 200 backstroke, which he swam, in 2019 at the US Championships and swam a 1:58.04 at the Tokyo Olympic Trials.

Men’s 100 Butterfly

Top 3:

  1. Michael Andrew – 51.74
  2. Shaine Casas – 51.77
  3. Caeleb Dressel – 51.79

Michael Andrew showed off his typical front-end speed in the men’s 100 fly final as he touched first with a 23.70 at the 50. He followed that up with a 28.04 on the back half to swim a 51.74 for the gold medal. Shaine Casas out-split Andrew on the final 50 with a 27.62, but it wasn’t enough to catch him and Casas wound up with silver in a 51.77.

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2 years ago

Can we talk about the potential NCAA violations occurring with Pros and collegiate student-athletes training together?

Besides “it’s Eddie”, what rules would allow this to be happening?

2 years ago

I assume he was on a full ride at A&M… why not just stay there longer and take advantage of his free meals and housing?

Reply to  Guy
2 years ago

He was good enough to get the bag and wanted that for himself so he did it 🤷🏾‍♂️

Reply to  Guy
2 years ago

B/c the pros of going Pro was bigger and better than free meals and housing? It’s almost a silly question.

Reply to  cbswims
2 years ago

Plus no classes to go to as a pro.

Reply to  Guy
2 years ago

And also finish his degree? Sounds more important to me.

Reply to  yardfan
2 years ago

Ok boomer

Gen D
Reply to  yardfan
2 years ago

Pretty sure he’ll be able to finish school after his pro swimming career is over, no?

another Tomek
Reply to  Gen D
2 years ago

Not for free tho

Reply to  Guy
2 years ago

I don’t know this for certain, but from my experience around Jay, he typically reserved full rides for foreign athletes. Domestic athletes were usually lucky to get books. This was 10ish years ago though, without Jason, so things could be different. Don’t just assume he’s on a full ride or not on a full ride though.

2 years ago

Awesome to see you so happy and swimming so well, Shaine! Amazing things are in your future!

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