Two years ago at the 2015 World Junior Swimming Championships in Singapore Aruba’s Patrick Groters was 44th in a time of 59.88. Fast forward two years a much improved Groters crushed that time and placing with a good performance in Indianapolis today.
Patrick, who holds the 15-17 CARIFTA record and Aruban national record with a time of 57.17 bettered that time with a 57.01 clocking. That time placed him 17th overall. The top 16th time was 56.75. Mere 26th hundredths from a second swim Patrick earned the accolade of being the top CCCAN swimmer at the Global Championships.
Analysis of Groters swims in 2015 and 2017
|Year||Venue||First 50||Second 50||Final time||Placing|
CCCAN Champion in the 15-17 Jack Kirby of Barbados produced yet another sub 58 seconds clocking to win heat 4 convincingly in 57.63 (split time 28.27).That performance placed him 23rd overall and second overall from the CCCAN region
Other times from the CCCAN region in the event
|Name||Event||Country||CCCAN ranking||Overall ranking||Time||Split|
|Guillermo Cruz Zuniga||Mexico||3||29||59.00||28.34|
|Thomas Bozzo||US Virgin Islands||4||38||1:01.64||29.87|
|Alejandro Rosa||Dominican Republic||5||41||1:03.92||30.63|
|Terel Monplaisir||St Lucia||6||46||1:06.49||32.04|
|Zeniel Guzman||Dominican Republic||7||47||1:07.14||32.25|
|Jason Bento||Antigua & Barbuda||8||48||1:07.26||32.22|
|Alexander Bento||Antigua & Barbuda||9||49||1:07.65||32.88|