Surprising Even Himself, Shaine Casas Makes A Name For Himself As One Of World’s Fastest Backstrokers

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No one predicted Shaine Casas would emerge as the most promising male backstroker at the Phillips 66 National Championships, and he has a reason for that.

“I’m a butterflyer,” Casas said. “It’s just it hasn’t come out yet. So I’m sticking with what I’m swimming well with right now.”

Casas won the 100-meter backstroke Saturday with a time of 52.72 seconds, making him the fifth-fastest performer in the world this year.

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