Top Trinidad and Tobago junior swimmer Dylan Carter earned double gold at the 2012 Speedo Winter Youth Nationals Friday night, including a new record in the 200 yard freestyle at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville.
Carter won both the men's 200 yard freestyle (1:35.29) and the Men's 100 yard backstroke (47.22).
In the 200 yard free , Carter powered his way ahead of the competition to win comfortably for his Davie Nadadores team ahead of Bolles School Sharks' Josh Booth (1:37.80) and Upper Dublin Aquatics' Bob Bantley (1:38.01). Carter's time beat his own prelim swim record of 1:36
Carter, a multiple CARIFTA, Caribbean island Swimming Championship (CISC) and Central American and Caribbean Swimming Championships (CCCAN) champion, added the two golds to his first day bronze in the 50 yard free (19.94) Thursday. Carter was one of two 16-year-olds to ever dip under 20 seconds.
On Friday Carter dashed to a 47.22 second clocking for the 100-yard backstroke to cop gold and won comfortably from 17-year-old William Glass of the City of Mobile (48.31) and 18-year-old Aaron Green of North Texas Nadadores (48.44).
Earlier in the morning preliminaries, Carter, who moved to Davies in August and is coached by Brazilian Alex Pusieldi, was the second fastest qualifier when he posted 48.93, behind unattached swimmer Hennessy Stuart (48.52). Stuart was fourth in the final in 48.58.
Carter was also the second fastest qualifier in the 100 yard free when he recorded a fast 44.30 timing and was expected to battle for a medal last night up to press time.
Bolles School Sharks (BSS) Santo Condorelli was the top seed in 43.77.