Texas A&M’s Shaine Casas Becomes Fastest Teenager Ever in 200 Yard IM

Braden Keith
by Braden Keith 18

November 22nd, 2019 College, News, SEC

2019 ART ADAMSON INVITE

  • 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

Texas A&M sophomore Shaine Casas entered the all-time top 10 in the 200 yard IM, swimming a 1:40.16 on Thursday at the 2019 Art Adamson Invitational. That swim ranks him exactly 10th all-time in the event among swimmers of any age.

Casas is still a teenager until Christmas Day, which will be his 20th birthday, and no other teenager has been within half-a-second of that time.

Fastest All-Time Swimmers, 200 Yard IM, Teenagers

  1. Shaine Casas, 1:40.16 – 2019 (19 years old)
  2. Hugo Gonzalez, 1:40.67 – 2018 (18 years old)
  3. David Nolan, 1:41.39 – 2011 (18 years old)
  4. Vini Lanza, 1:41.59 – 2017 (19 years old)
  5. Andrew Seliskar, 1:41.65 – 2016 (19 years old)

Coming out of high school, Casas’ best time was 1:47.59. Last season, he improved that to 1:42.29.

Time Progression:

  • College Sophomore – 1:40.16
  • College Freshman – 1:42.29
  • High School Senior – (Did Not Race)
  • High School Junior – 1:47.59
  • High School Sophomore – 1:52.96

This summer, in long course, Casas also became the fastest American teenager in the history of the 100 meter backstroke, where he swam a 52.72 to win the title at the US National Championships.

Race Video:

Casas also split 19.54 in the 50 free on a relay leadoff leg on Thursday evening, and is scheduled to swim on the Texas A&M 400 medley relay later in the day on Thursday.

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King Casas

This dude is a serious Olympic contender in multiple events

swimgeek

Totally agree. He’s still 19 and improving a lot. He’s got a great shot. I think the 2IM is going to be a major dogfight – there are 6-8 guys that have a legit shot.

Swammer

When you look at the all time list in this event and there success internationally you can’t help but think this kid has an extremely bright future.

2Cents

Okay.. I see you. You are now on my radar as a legit Olympic contender. In case it wasn’t implied already, congrats! Amazing swim!!

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