Shaune Fraser with Florida Gators

Shaune David Fraser (born March 29, 1988) is a competition swimmer from the Cayman Islands. Fraser represented the Cayman Islands at the 2004 and 2008 Olympics.[1]

nueva-1-200x300Fraser graduated from the Bolles School, a private high school located in Jacksonville, Florida, known for its excellent prep swim teams.[2] He received an athletic scholarship to attend the University of Florida inGainesville, FloridaUnited States, where he was afinance major and swam for coach Gregg Troy‘s Florida Gators swimming and diving team in National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) competition from 2006 to 2010.[3] At the 2009 Men’s NCAA Division I Championships, he set a school record in winning the 200-yard freestyle (1:31.70)[4] and an NCAA record in winning the 200-yard butterfly (1:40.75).[5] Fraser earned twenty-seven All-American accolades in his four years as a Gator swimmer, one fewer than the maximum number possible, and the most of any male swimmer in Gators history.

At the 2007 Pan American Games, Fraser garnered a silver medal in the 200-meter freestyle. At the2006 Central American and Caribbean Games in Cartagena, Colombia, he set the Games record in the 200-meter freestyle (1:49.84), bettering the 24-year-old mark of 1:51.71 set by Venezuela’s Alberto Mestre at the 1982 Games.

Fraser’s younger brother, Brett Fraser, also swam for the Cayman Islands at the 2008 Olympics, and also swims for the University of Florida, where he is a year behind his brother.[6]