Dylan Carter Lowers Trinidad and Tobago 200 Free Record In 1:47.71


Dylan Carter broke the National Record for Trinidad and Tobago in the men’s 200 freestyle competing at the Canadian World Trials in Toronto.

Carter put up a time of 1:47.71 from the ‘B’ final, getting him under his old record of 1:47.77 from the 2017 World Championships in Budapest. He was also just off the record in the prelims, clocking 1:47.82.

Despite setting the record and hitting a new personal best, the 23-year-old narrowly missed the FINA ‘A’ standard of 1:47.40 in the event.

Check out a comparison of his splits over the three swims below:

Carter, 2017 Worlds Carter, 2019 Trials Prelims Carter, 2019 Trials Final
24.93 25.25 25.04
51.99 (27.06) 52.37 (27.12) 52.00 (26.96)
1:20.02 (28.03) 1:20.36 (27.99) 1:19.94 (27.94)
1:47.77 (27.75) 1:47.82 (27.46) 1:47.71 (27.77)

The USC post-grad was one of a number of international swimmers competing at the event, including current Trojan Louise Hansson who was coming off an NCAA title in the 100 fly just two weeks ago.

With one day of competition remaining, Carter also set a new National Record here in the 100 back (54.09), and also raced the 50 fly (24.69), 100 fly (52.92), 50 back (28.90), and 100 free (49.39).

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2 years ago

Dylan got placed in the B final even though his times would make A, is this because A final is Canadian citizens only?

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2 years ago

Yes, most countries have a rule limiting or excluding foreign swimmers during trial competitions

2 years ago

Is this the same guy that won the bronze in the 50 fly in Hangzhou? Impressive range if so

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James Sutherland

James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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