T&T’s Dylan Carter helped his LA Current to a third-placed medley relay finish in Group B of the inaugural International Swimming League on Saturday at the Westside Aquatic Centre in Lewisville, Texas.
Carter (46.95 seconds) swam the final leg of the Current II men’s 4x 100 metres medley quartet, which also comprised Matthew Grevers (50.77), Felipe Lima (57.32) and Jack Conger (50.65), to secure a time of three minutes, 25.69 seconds.
London Roar’s Guilherme Guido, Kirill Prigoda, Vini Lanza and Kyle Chalmers took top spot in three minutes, 23.65 seconds while LA Current I’s Ryan Murphy, Will Licon, Tom Shields and Michael Chadwick took bronze in 3:24.69 minutes.
In the 4x100 metres freestyle relay, Carter teamed up with Blake Pieroni, Shields and Matthew Josa for the fifth spot in 3:11.62 minutes as part of the LA Current I team.
Nathan Adrian, Ryan Held, Grevers and Chadwick won for LA Current II in 3:08.00 while London Roar II took second in 3:08.35 and Team Iron third in 3:0893.
At the end of Saturday’s events, London Roar (253 points) held a 19-point lead over the LA Current (234) while Iron (186) and New York Breakers (131) were third and fourth respectively.
The ISL is a professional swimming league which features a team-based competition format with fast-paced race sessions which will conclude with the finals in December.
Saturday’s meet was the first for 23-year-old University of Southern California graduate Carter, who won a bronze medal in the men’s 100m backstroke at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru, in August. Before that, Carter competed at the 18th FINA World Championship in Korea and was 16th in the men’s 100m backstroke and 13th in the 50m butterfly.