NATIONAL swimmer Dylan Carter set a personal best time of 21.51 seconds in the men’s 50m freestyle event when action splashed off at the 2020 International Swimming League (ISL) in Hungary, on Friday.
Representing his Los Angeles Current (LAC) team out of lane two, Carter touched the wall in seventh place. The 24-year old swimmer bettered his previous personal standard of 21.68s which was set at the Tokyo leg of the FINA World Cup in November 2018.
In this event, LAC teammate Kristian Gkolomeev placed fourth in 21.10s.
Carter also placed fourth in the men’s 50m backstroke in 23.90s while teammate Ryan Murphy topped the field in 22.99s on day-one at the Duna Arena in Budapest.
This swim represented his fifth fastest performance ever. In 2018, the athlete clocked his best time of 23.19s at the final of the 2018 World Short Course Swimming Championships. Carter’s time in this event is also a national record and also the fastest time for the CARIFTA region and CCCAN (Central American and Caribbean) federations.
However, the TT swimmer was unable to secure any points towards his team’s overall ISL tally from these two events.
Additionally on Saturday, Carter concluded Match One of his ISL campaign with sixth and seventh place finishes in the men’s 100m backstroke and 50m butterfly events respectively.
In the former, the LAC athlete contested out of lane two and clocked 51.28s while Murphy splashed to victory in 49.62s.
The latter event saw Carter grab seventh in 23.25s, finishing behind club-mate Tom Shields (22.74s) who bagged bronze.
Carter’s last competitive performance was in February at the Camille Muffat leg of French Golden Tour.