Olympic Profile of Shaune Fraser

Brothers Brett (R) and Shaune Fraser of Cayman Islands pose after they won gold and silver respectively in the men's 200m freestyle final at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara October 18, 2011. REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Shaune graduated from the University of Florida (UF) in Gainesville, Florida in 2010 with a degree in Finance and Economics. Shaune has qualified with the ‘A’ standard for the 100 meter freestyle, 200 meter freestyle and the 100 meter butterfly.

London 2012 Results:
200m Freestyle (July 29th 2012)
1:48.53 (20th in Qualifying heats)
100m Freestyle (July 31st 2012)
0:48:99 (12th in Qualifying heats)
0:49:07 in Semi-Finals (Finishes 16th Overall)

Most recently Shaune competed in the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, where he won the bronze medal in the 100 meter freestyle event, and also the silver medal in the 200 meter freestyle, finishing right behind younger brother Brett Fraser. This was the first time a Cayman athlete has won 2 medals at the Pan Am Games.

Shaunefraser42-300x200Shaune is considered a strong competitor in his events – the 100 and 200 meters freestyle as well as the 100 meter butterfly. This is Shaune’s third Olympic Games. In the last four years, he stepped up his performance with a more intense training programme as well as preparing mentally for the rigours of competition. His hard work has paid off. “I am definitely more prepared than the last Games,” says Shaune “Last summer was really good for me. At the Pan Am Games I swam my best times and won the silver medal in the 200 free”.

“I have been training a lot harder this year than last year. I just feel like it is my time and I will see where that takes me.”

Shaune and Brett both attended the pre games training before the Pan Am Games and it proved to be a worthwhile investment in their training, bringing home a record number of 3 medals for Cayman. Shaune will participate again in the pre games training in Dublin, Ireland prior to the games with his brother Brett and their coach to familiarize themselves with the conditions, facilities and time zone.