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


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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