The 4th day of swimming action saw Trinidad and Tobago’s Dylan Carter set a new national record in the 100 metre freestyle of 48.80. Swimming in heat 4 Carter had a reaction time of 0.64. He covered the first 50 metres in 23.49 before finishing with a second 50 of 25.31 to take the heat win. That performance placed at 23rd overall and bettered the national record of George Bovell III who had set the national standard of 48.83 at the 2008 Beijing Games. Dylan is also now the 2nd fastest swimmer from the English speaking CARIFTA region at the Olympic Games. The fastest time registered at the Games is 48.54 by the Cayman Islands Brett Fraser at the 2012 London Games. The fastest performance from the CARIFTA region was recorded by Mehdy Metella (French Guiana/France) with his opening leg split of 48.08 of the 400 metre freestyle relay final.
Lorys Bourelly (Martinique/France) had a 3rd leg split of 1:48.62 to help France to 14th overall. The team’s final overall time was 7:13.71.