On Dec 10, 2016 at the 13th edition of the World Short Course Swimming Championships in Windsor Canada Dylan Carter of Trinidad and Tobago held up his hand to be counted as one of the best swimmers the region has ever had competing at the World Short Course Swimming Championships.
In setting a new national record of 22.85 in the heats by lowering Joshua McLeod’s 2014 record of 23.08 he also became the fastest swimmer from the English Speaking Caribbean .This as he surpassed the Cayman Islands Brett Fraser’s national mark of 22.95 set at the Doha World Championships in 2014. He would better that regional record in the semi-finals when he lowered the standard to 22.53. By making the final he also would have the best ranking of an English Speaking Caribbean swimmer as the regional best was by Fraser who placed 14th in 2014.
In the final Dylan placed 7th in a time of 22.68.That bettered the Caribbean’s best placing in the event. The previous best was 8th by Puerto Rican Ricardo Busquets at 2000 World Championships in Athens, Greece.