While in college and grad school, Casey stepped away from competition temporarily but continued swimming for fitness. He took what he learned from structured practices in the past to devise his own sets and workouts. All along, he knew he wanted to get back into swimming competitively and with a team.
Casey found that team with Tsunami, and along with the team, a community. He has met many wonderful people and has had the opportunity to travel to IGLA Championships and Gay Games with teammates. And over the years, Casey has also taken on various roles with the team — as a board member and as a co-chair when Tsunami hosted IGLA in 2003 — before becoming a coach.