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Brendan Casey

Distance Free/Back
Position
Freshman
Class
Santa Monica, Calif.
Hometown
Santa Monica
High School

Qualified for 2018 U.S. Open Water National Team
Earned silver at the 2017 FINA World Championships with the 5k open water mixed team relay 
Finished ninth in the 10k at the 2017 FINA World Championships and second at 2017 U.S. Open Water National Championships in 10k 
Placed 17th at the 2018 Phillips Summer National Championships 

All-American
2019:
400 IM, 1650 Free, 500 Free (HM) 

ACC Champion: 
2019:
1650 Free, 400 IM

All-ACC 
2019:
1650 Free, 400 IM, 500 Free
2018: 400 IM 

Virginia Career Bests
500 Free:
4:12.63
1000 Free: 9:03.32
1650 Free: 14:37.50
100 Back: 48.92 
200 Back: 1:41.86 
400 IM: 3:38.43

2018-19
• Three-time All-American, finishing fourth in the 400 IM, fifth in the mile and 13th in the 500 free at the NCAA Championships 
• Tied as the top point scorer at the ACC Championships 
• Two-time ACC champion, finishing first in the mile and 400 IM 
• Three-time All-ACC honoree 
• Placed second at the ACC Championships in the 500 free 
• Recorded the fourth-fastest time in the 400 IM, eighth-fastest time in the 1650 free and 11th-fastest time in the 500 free in the NCAA
• Represented the Cavaliers at the ACC-B1G Challenge 
• Inaugural VaSID Swimmer of the Year 
• VaSID First-Team All-State honoree 
• Named to the CSCAA Scholar Athlete Team 
• Recognized on the ACC All-ACC Academic Team and ACC Honor Roll 

2017-18
• Advanced to the NCAA Championships in the 200-yard backstroke, 400-yard individual medley and 1650-yard freestyle 
• Earned All-ACC second-team honors with a third-place finish in the 400-yard individual medley 
• Finished fourth in the 1650-yard freestyle and seventh in the 200-yard backstroke at the ACC Championships 
• Ranks fourth in UVA history in the 1650-yard freestyle and eighth in the 1000-yard freestyle 
• Holds UVA’s third best swim in the 400-yard individual medley 
• Named to the CSCAA Scholar All-America Team 
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll 

2016-17
• Finished 19th in the 200-yard backstroke, 21st in the 400-yard individual medley and 29th in the 500-yard freestyle at the ACC Championships 
• Placed second in the 400-yard indivudal medley and fifth in the 100-yard backstroke against NC State 
• Recognized on CSCAA Scholar All-America Team 
• ACC Academic Honor Roll 

2015-16
• Did not compete

2014-15
• Placed fifth in the 1,650 free at ACCs in a season-best time of 15:05.09
• Also finished 11th in the 500 free and 20th in the 400 IM at the conference meet
• Set a season-best time in the 500 free (4:22.39) at ACCs
• Posted season bests in the 200 back (1:45.79) and 400 IM (3:52.42) at the Georgia Fall Invitational
• Won the 400 IM against Virginia Tech and the 200 back against Navy
• Recognized on ACC Academic Honor Roll

Background
• Captured gold in the 10k open water event at the 2014 Junior Pan Pacific Championships in Maui, Hawaii
• Placed ninth in the 800m free, 10th in the 1,500m free and 11th in the 200m back at the 2014 Junior Pan Pacs
• Member of the U.S. Junior National Open Water Team
• Placed sixth in the individual 5k event at the 2012 World Junior Open Water Championships
• Finished third as part of Team USA in the 3k event at the same meet