McALLEN/COLLEGE STATION - 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
Shaine Casas, 1:40.16 – 2019 (19 years old)
Hugo Gonzalez, 1:40.67 – 2018 (18 years old)
David Nolan, 1:41.39 – 2011 (18 years old)
Vini Lanza, 1:41.59 – 2017 (19 years old)
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 to 1:42.29.
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.
For more information visit the following link: https://swimswam.com/texas-ams-shaine-casas-becomes-fastest-teenager-ever-in-200-yard-im/?fbclid=IwAR2Acb-hKh_b-awPUramqXao14o69O6RXu1qYY17Oz4XAnD5Rc1hx_DhHDo