Will Swim Star Shaine Casas Make the U.S. Olympic Team?

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Shaine Casas is the swimmer to watch. His star is rising fast! Shaine can swim backstroke, butterfly, IM, and freestyle at the elite level. Sounds like he even wants to make a run at breaststroke.

Shaine’s consistently racing fast—making improvements like an age grouper. He was recently ranked #42 on SwimSwam’s list of the Top 100 Swimmers in the World heading into 2021. Frankly, I think that ranking should’ve been lower. See his personal best times listed below! At the college level, he’s pure gold, but can he net hardware this summer? Can he make  the U.S. Olympic Team?


I see this Texas A&M swimmer making the 2021 U.S. Olympic Team in the 100 back, 200 back, and maybe even the 200 IM. He’s probably going to final at U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha in a few more events. But who cares what I think? I’d like know what you think in the comments. Give me your best swimming analyst?

Shaine Casas SwimSwam BIO + Personal Best Times:

  • 100 yard back – 43.87
  • 200 yard back – 1:36.54
  • 100 yard fly – 44.98
  • 200 yard fly – 1:39.23
  • 200 yard IM – 1:38.95
  • 100 meter back – 52.72 (from 2019!)
  • 200 meter back – 1:55.79 (from 2019!)

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26 days ago

Shaine who? Never heard of him. Crazy how the 2021 Olympic team may look very different than a 2020 team with a few old goats getting knocked off by young bucks.

Reply to  Hank
26 days ago

You must be new here?

Mr Piano
Reply to  Brandi
26 days ago

Haha I remember many years ago, as a young one, I asked everyone who this Duke Kahanamoku was, and they laughed at me.

Reply to  Gold Medal Mel Stewart
26 days ago

Didn’t you race Duke, Mel?

Reply to  Aaron
26 days ago

Nah, Mel had retired by the time Duke started swimming.


Reply to  Braden Keith
25 days ago

But I think Nicholas was already there.. and already old…

Reply to  Gold Medal Mel Stewart
26 days ago

Exactly. He came out of nowhere to world class times. A lot of upside on his stock.

Chalmers > Dressel
26 days ago


Swim fan
Reply to  Chalmers > Dressel
26 days ago

Your name is charmers>dressel. You clearly don’t have swimming knowledge

Reply to  Swim fan
26 days ago

I mean I can’t say I agree with his comment but dressel out touched chalmers at worlds so they are pretty much even in 100 free anyway.

Reply to  Swim fan
26 days ago

Chalmers has beaten Dressel twice in the 100 free. Dressel has beaten Chalmers once.

Reply to  Samesame
26 days ago

100 free individual race + mixed 400 free relay.

Chalmers > Dressel
Reply to  Swim fan
25 days ago

Chalmers > ALL

Tea Rex
26 days ago

Gotta update that 100 fly time! Inaugural member of the double sub-45 triple sub-1:40 club.

What’s scary is that, seeing his short course races, he’s not all underwaters. Definite long course potential.

Last edited 26 days ago by Tea Rex
Reply to  Tea Rex
26 days ago

He went :52/1:55 LC back in 2019. LC “potential” is an understatement!

Bo Swims
Reply to  Gold Medal Mel Stewart
26 days ago


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Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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