Thursday, February 22, 2018


Championship record for Youth World medallist Carter in US

Top Trinidad and Tobago junior swimmer Dylan Carter continued to excel as he finished his campaign at the 2013 US Speedo Junior Winter Nationals at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, North Carolina Saturday night.

On the opening day of the meet, Thursday, Carter, who swan unattached but who has been training with renowned USA swim coach Dave Salo since August, sped to a 19.65 second effort for the Menís 50 yard freestyle, good enough for bronze behind Caeleb Dressel of Bolles School of Sharks (19.10) and Paul Power (19.58).

Carter, who won an historic silver medal in the menís 50m butterfly at the FINA World Youth Swimming Championships back in August, then proceeded to produce a championship record-breaking effort in the menís 200 yard event. Carter was a class above everybody else, sprinting home in a time of 1:33.67 to break his own mark of 1:34.47 that he set in the preliminaries. He owned the record coming into the meet with a 1:35.29 timing from last year.

Later that night, Carter raced in the menís 100 yard backstroke and was second to Trista Sanders of Palm Beach YMCA (47.05 to 46.80) to grab silver,

And in his final event of the meet Saturday, the 17-year- old finished second in the 100 yard freestyle, covering four laps of the pool in a fast 43.07 seconds behind Dressel in 42.95, both under the Championship record time of 43.27 set by World Championships 50m silver medalist Vladimir Morozov in 2009.

Another T&T swimmer, Joshua Romany of Azura Florida Aquatics, placed seventh in the menís 50 yard free (20.34); seventh in the 200 yard free (1:38.49); and fifth in the 100 yard free (44.12).