Dylan Carter (swimmer)

Dylan Carter (born 30 January 1996) is a Trinidad and Tobago competitive swimmer. He competed at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, in the men's 100 metre freestyle.[1] Later in 2016, Carter competed at the FINA Short Course World Championships where he made the final in the 200m freestyle and finished 4th. He also finaled in the 50m butterfly where he finished 7th. Carter won the silver medal at the 2018 Commonwealth Games in the 50 m butterfly. Collegiately, he competed for the University of Southern California under head coach Dave Salo where he won 4 NCAA titles as a part of USCs relay team.

Dylan Carter
Personal information
Nationality Trinidad and Tobago
Born (1996-01-30) 30 January 1996 (age 25)
Santa Clara, California, U.S.
Height1.93 m (6 ft 4 in)
Weight91 kg (201 lb)
CountryTrinidad and Tobago
Event(s)Backstroke, butterfly, freestyle
College teamUniversity of Southern California
Coached byDave Salo
Achievements and titles
World finals2016 (x2), 2018 (x2)
Personal best(s)100m Freestyle (LCM): 48.52 (2019) 200m Freestyle (SCM): 1:42.47 (2016)

International careerEdit

2019: Backstroke on the riseEdit

2019 World ChampionshipsEdit

In July 2019 at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships, which took place in Gwangju, South Korea, Carter and Simone Sabbioni of Italy had wedge equipment malfunction during their starts in the 100 metre backstroke.[2][3][4] Officials required Carter and Sabbioni to re-swim the race alone, one at a time, after the malfunction was ruled due to the wedge apparatus failure if they wanted to compete in the semifinals.[3][4] In his re-swim, Carter advanced to the semifinals with his time of 54.03 seconds where he placed 16th overall with a time of 54.08 seconds.[2][3]

2021: Butterfly national recordsEdit

2020 Summer OlympicsEdit

At the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Japan and held in July and August 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Carter competed in four individual events.[5] In the 100 metre butterfly, Carter ranked 33rd and set a new national record with his time of 52.36 seconds.[6] For his other three individual events, Carter ranked 33rd in the 50 metre freestyle with a time of 22.46 seconds, 22nd in the 100 metre freestyle with a 48.66, and 32nd in the 100 metre backstroke in a time of 54.82 seconds.[5]

International Swimming LeagueEdit

During match nine of the 2021 International Swimming League in Naples, Italy, Carter took third place in the short course 50 metre butterfly with a time of 22.36, which broke the Trinidad and Tobago national record in the event he had previously set at 22.38 seconds in 2018.[7][6]



  1. ^ "Dylan Carter". rio2016.com. Archived from the original on 26 August 2016. Retrieved 29 August 2016.
  2. ^ a b "18th FINA World Championships 2019: Results Book". Omega Timing. 28 July 2019. Retrieved 27 September 2021.
  3. ^ a b c Latimer, Jolene (21 July 2019). "Equipment failures plague men's 100 backstroke at worlds". The Seattle Times. Retrieved 27 September 2021.
  4. ^ a b Yonhap (22 July 2019). "Malfunctioning equipment forces solo re-races in preliminary". The Korea Herald. Retrieved 27 September 2021.
  5. ^ a b Omega Timing; Atos (1 August 2021). "Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games: Swimming Results Book". International Olympic Committee. Retrieved 27 September 2021.
  6. ^ a b Dornan, Ben (27 September 2021). "Dylan Carter Hits 22.36 50 Butterfly To Set New Trinidad & Tobago Record". SwimSwam. Retrieved 27 September 2021.
  7. ^ "ISL Match 9 Napoli (ITA): Men's 50m Butterfly Results". Omega Timing. 24 September 2021. Retrieved 27 September 2021.
  8. ^ Keith, Braden (December 29, 2018). "2018 Swammy Awards: CAC Male Athlete Of The Year Dylan Carter". SwimSwam. Retrieved September 26, 2021.
  9. ^ Anderson, Jared (December 30, 2020). "2020 Swammy Awards: CAC Male Swimmer Of The Year Dylan Carter". SwimSwam. Retrieved September 26, 2021.

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