Sport Minister salutes Dylan Carter’s pursuit of excellence

National swimmer Dylan Carter shattered two national records during the final schedule for Season 2020 of the International Swimming League in Budapest, Hungary. Representing the United States’ LA Current Club, Carter clocked 50.7 seconds in the 100m butterfly event, breaking the record of 52.81 seconds that was set by Joshua McLeod in 2012. The 24-year old’s second record-breaking performance came during the 4 x 100m freestyle lead-off leg for his team, coming in at 46.56 seconds in the first leg of the race, surpassing George Bovell’s 16-year record of 47.06 seconds.
According to the Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe, Minister of Sport and Community Development, “Carter’s record-breaking performances reflect his steadfast pursuit of excellence, and his laser-sharp focus on the 2021 Olympics is evident.” She further stated that “every time these national records are broken, it reaffirms why the Government of Trinidad and Tobago remains committed to providing support and incentives to our athletes, and why sport remains a critical tool in the growth and development of our young people.”  The Sports Minister recalled that Carter won silver at the 50m butterfly event in the 2018 Commonwealth Games. Carter also performed impressively at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Brazil, when he was only 20 years old.
Minister Cudjoe, congratulates Dylan Carter for his outstanding performance and encourages him to remain disciplined, focused and committed.  The Ministry of Sport and Community Development anticipates more stellar accomplishments from Dylan Carter and looks forward to the success and glory he will bring to Team Trinidad and Tobago.

The Honourable Shamfa Cudjoe, Minister of Sport and Community Development (left) and Dylan Carter (right) at the VIP Lounge, Piarco International Airport in 2018. Minister Cudjoe holds one of the five medals earned by Carter at the 2018 CAC Games in Barranquilla, Colombia.