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


  • 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


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.


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.


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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