Jamaica’s Dominic Walter continued his build up to the 13th World Short Course Swimming Championships to be held in Windsor Canada Dec 6-11 with a hat trick of wins at the 2016 Brantford Swim International in Ontario.
The meet which was held at the Wayne Gretzky Centre from Friday Nov 11 to Sunday Nov 13 saw Walter, who is a student at McMaster University, taking individual wins in the 50, 200 and 400 metre freestyle. The meet which was contested in a 25 metre pool saw Dominic, who represented Golden Horseshoe Aquatics, lowering his personal best of 25.88 in the 50 freestyle in the heats with a 25.29 performance. He would break the 25 second barrier for the first in the final to take the win in a time of 24.82.
In the final of the 200 metre freestyle he dropped 2 seconds from his preliminaries time to take the win in 1:55.14.His margin of victory was more than 2 seconds.
In the 400 metre freestyle the gap between Walter and the field would be even greater as he won by over 5 seconds to hit the wall first in a time of 4:08.35.
Dominic who owns the national records in the 25 metre pool in the 200,400,800 and 1500 metre freestyle events along with 200 metre butterfly will be making his third foray in senior international waters .His other senior assignments for Jamaica include the 2010 CAC Games and the 2014 Commonwealth Games. He had the following thoughts about his swims.
“I think I am on the right track to perform in December. It is a new experience to try and peak mid-season of the school year so my coaches had to put a few different steps in place to get in shape faster. I think this weekend is just a point where I see what the smaller stuff I need to fix are such as turns and an idea of how my pacing should go. So at this point my coaches are happy with what the weekend showed and should be ready come December”