Top T&T swimmer, Dylan Carter will be hoping to continue his build-up to the FINA World Championships to be staged in Gwangju, South Korea from July 12-19 and Pan American Games in Lima, Peru from July 26 to August 11 when he competes in the final stop of the TYR Pro Swim Series Long Course Meet.
The meet served off on Wednesday at Clovis North High School Aquatics Complex, California, but Carter will commence action today until Saturday, the penultimate day of competition.
This final stop will be quiet compared to the others, as many big names are coming off competing at the Santa Clara International which ended on Sunday last.
Counting the numbers, 26 of the 35 events have less than 32 swimmers entered, leaving empty D-finals in nine of the events excluding distance events and potential scratches.
However, the 50m, 100m and 200m freestyle events all have more than 32 swimmers.
Over the next three days, the USA-based Carter, who was second in the men’s 200m freestyle final at the 2019 Speedo Grand Challenge in Irvine, California, last month in 1:48.68 minutes will compete in the men's 200m freestyle, 100m backstroke and 100m freestyle events.
Today, Carter, the 2018 World Short Course 50m butterfly bronze medallist will be seeded sixth with a time of 1:47.71 for the men's 200m freestyle heats.
A World Junior silver medal winner in the 50m butterfly, he will then compete in the 100m backstroke tomorrow for which he is ranked fourth with 54.09 seconds, before closing off on Saturday with the 100m freestyle in which he is seeded fourth as well, with a 48.60 timing.
In addition to Carter who won silver winner in the 50m butterfly at last year’s Commonwealth Games in Australia, some of the notable entrants for the meet includes Matt Grevers, who came off of a great last FINA Champions Swim Series performance that featured a win in the 50m back, South African Ryan Coetzee, Canadian Sydney Pickrem, and Jamaican Alia Atkinson.
The top three finishers in each individual event will earn money with the top prelims swim in an individual Olympic event (based on FINA points) earning a $1500 bonus, one for the men and one for women, while the second gets $1,000 and third $500.
The swimmer with the top individual Olympic event swim (based on FINA points) of the entire series will earn a $10,000 bonus.