Dylan Carter Hits 22.38 50 Butterfly To Set New Trinidad & Tobago Record


London Roar’s Dylan Carter delivered a new Trinidad & Tobago national record in the men’s 50 butterfly during the second day of racing at ISL 2021 Match 9. Carter swam a 22.36 for third place to shave 0.02 seconds off his previous mark of 22.38.

That former national record by Carter was set at the 2018 World Swimming Championships. There, he finished third in the final to Nicholas Santos and Chad le Clos who swam a 21.81 for gold and 21.97 for silver, respectively.

Carter had neared his own record a number of times this season, having already posted swims of 22.42 at Match 6, a 22.40 at Match 8, and a 22.62 at match 3. Carter’s top finish thus far came at Match 8 when he took first in the event defeating Energy Standard’s Ben Proud, Tokyo’s Takeshi Kawamoto, and LA’s Tom Shields. At Match 6 Carter pulled off a 2nd place finish in the event and at Match 3 he has 3rd.

Carter currently sits in 64th overall in MVP points this season.

Aside from the 50 butterfly, Carter holds short course Trinidad & Tobago records in a number of short course events including the 100, 200, and 400 freestyle, the 50 and 100 backstroke, and the 100 butterfly.

Carter also recently delivered a new national record at the Tokyo Olympic Games in the 100 butterfly where he swam a 52.36 for 33rd overall. Along with the 100 fly, he notched a 22.46 in the 50 freestyle in Tokyo to tie for 33rd, a 48.66 for 22nd in the 100 freestyle, and a 54.82 for 32nd in the 100 backstroke.

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