Shaine Casas on 50.40 100 Fly: “I’ll take it for this season”

2022 US SUMMER NATIONALS

Reported by Robert Gibbs.

MEN’S 100 BUTTERFLY – FINALS

  • World Record – 49.45, Caeleb Dressel (2021)
  • American Record – 49.45, Caeleb Dressel (2021)
  • U.S. Open Record – 49.76, Caeleb Dressel (2021)
  • LC Nationals Record – 49.76, Caeleb Dressel (2021)
  • World Junior Record – 50.62, Kristof Milak (2017)

Top 3:

  1. Shaine Casas (Texas Longhorn Aquatics) – 50.40
  2. Shaun Champion (Australia) – 51.54
  3. Gabriel Jett (Una/Cal) – 52.19

Yes, you read that correctly. Shaine Casas is now the 3rd-fastest American ever in this event, behind only Caeleb Dressel and Michael Phelps (and tied with Ian Crocker), after a sterling swim tonight in Irvine.

Casas went 50.56 just a few weeks ago, so it stood to reason that he would have a bit more in the tank here, and sure enough, his time tonight would’ve earned him a silver medal in Budapest tonight.

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OLOAP
6 months ago

If Casas will be fully committed to this event in the next couple of years it might be an interesting alternative to Dressel for the fly leg in the men’s medley relay

Who You
6 months ago

Strange how many backstrokers become great butterflyers.

John26
6 months ago

So, do we think he was going for sub50?

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