Shaine Casas Openly Discusses Choice to Go Pro, Train with Eddie Reese

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Shaine Casas is a 6x world championship medalist and 3x NCAA champion. His decision to leave his alma mater of Texas A&M to train with their rival Longhorns in Austin has turned quite a few heads, but today Casas sets the record straight. He takes us into his head through the whole process of trying to transfer and ultimately going pro. Few swimmers choose to put their degree on hold to focus on their athletic career, but we see it frequently in other sports. Casas says he wants to prioritize his swimming now and describes his new training environment at the University of Texas with Eddie Reese.

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Mikeh
3 months ago

Kind of weird that the Texas A&M coaches refused to train him once they learned that he would be transferring to the Texas college team. Then, when he said he was going pro, they let him train with the Aggies again. Too bad, they should train him even if he’s going to a competitor.

Austinpoolboy
3 months ago

Is it me, the camera angle, or does his biceps/arms look HUGE?

Breezeway
3 months ago

Interesting fella

ShermanO
3 months ago

Good interview! That background TV content mid way through the interview tho. 😳🤣

Taa
3 months ago

He needs a mentor. Doesn’t have a game plan. At some point he will get it together and will be a big force in swimming.

SCCOACH
Reply to  Taa
3 months ago

Yeah, who though?

Maybe Eddie Reese?

Taa
Reply to  SCCOACH
3 months ago

Ryan Lochte or Kanye West

Anonymoose
Reply to  Taa
3 months ago

Both

Taa
Reply to  SCCOACH
3 months ago

Anthony Ervin maybe USA men needs some veteran leadership the training is so fractured the guys should do some training blocks and get together more often

Klorn8d
Reply to  Taa
3 months ago

What about Anthony Ervin shows that he’s a good mentor? The child he had right before too that he has neglected?

Pvdh
Reply to  Taa
3 months ago

Anthony Ervin seems like a terrible person to have as a mentor lol

SplashandDasher
Reply to  Pvdh
3 months ago

Yeah I mean I like Anthony’s story and all, but I don’t think a guy who was essentially a vagabond for half his swim career is great for stability.

Remel's 39.9 rare NFT
3 months ago

I agree with you Shaine considering the rigging league.

No transparency, no credibility and most importantly no payments. (Peaty still waiting for his money from season 2).

Big Mac #1
Reply to  Remel's 39.9 rare NFT
3 months ago

I do recommend the Tom Shields podcast for some perspective on this

PVSFree
3 months ago

Casas is incredibly candid in this interview, I really appreciate how straightforward he is with his answers

anonymous
3 months ago

Traveling and swimming ISL, Fina World Cups, Setti Coli might be a great experience for him swimming SCM against international competition, making a paycheck, and might widen his perspective.

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