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NEW COMMIT: McAllen, Texas’ Shaine Casas has given his verbal commitment to swim for Texas A&M beginning next fall. The National Junior Team member swims for Nitro Swimming.
He told Swimming World,
“I chose Texas A&M University because the team and coaches are so much like a family, and when I stepped foot on campus, I knew that I wanted this to be my new home. There is no doubt in my mind that this program will bring out my full potential both athletically and academically. Greatness is in A&M’s future, and I am so glad to be able to be apart of it! Gig’em!”
Swimming for McAllen High School Casas was the Texas 6A High School state runner up in the 200 IM (1:47.59) and 100 fly (47.88) in 2017.
His top times are:
- 50 Free 20.16
- 200 IM 1:47.59
- 100 Fly 47.64
- 100 Back 48.43
All of those best times come from within the past year. Casas has also made great strides in long course, including winning the Junior National title in the 100 fly in August.
At last year’s SEC Championships Casas’ best 200 IM time would have finished just tenths shy of scoring in the C final. He was also just off in the 100 fly and 100 back as well. With over a year to go until his first Conference Championships and given his current improvement track, Casas should be scoring for the Aggies in his freshman year.