THIS SEASON: Dylan Carter, a top-end freestyler from Trinidad & Tobago who can also swim the fly and back, was a two-time All-American, an NCAA relay champion and a two-time conference relay winner as a freshman and seems poised to build on that resume as a 2015 sophomore. Carter is the second-fastest Trojan ever in the 50y free and the 100y fly and is in the top 5 in the 200y free and 100y back. At the 2014 Commonwealth Games this fall, Carter was fifth in the 100m free and a semifinalist in the 100m fly.
2014: Carter helped USC to an NCAA title in the 800y free relay and was a two-time Pac-12 finalist as a 2014 freshman. At the NCAA Championships, Carter swam the third leg of the Trojans' wire-to-wire win in the 800y free relay. He scored individually with a 15th-place finish in the 200y free (1:35.06) and he was 42nd in the 50y free (19.93). He also helped USC qualify for the final of the 400y free relay to earn his second All-American honor ... At the Pac-12s, Carter was sixth in the 50y free (19.51) and seventh in the 100y back (47.33). He also won the `B' final of the 100y free (43.09). He led off USC's 800y free relay title and swam second on Troy's 400y free relay win ... He was second in the 50m fly and third in the 50m free at the 2014 Youth Olympic Games in the summer.
HIGH SCHOOL: Carter, who prepped at American Heritage School, broke his country's national record in the 400m free (3:50.05) at Trinidad & Tobago's 2013 Short Course Trials and won silver in the 50m fly at the 2013 Junior Worlds. He also became the first Trinidad & Tobago swimmer to final in the 100m back, taking fourth, and also was top 8 in the 50m back at the meet ... Earned the Trinidad & Tobago's Ministry of Sport 2013 Spirit of Sport Award as Junior Male Athlete of the Year ... Carter was third in the 50y free (19.65) at the 2013 U.S. Junior Nationals ... He won he 2012 U.S. Junior National title in the 200y free and broke 20 seconds in the 50 free for the first time at the meet at the age of 16 ... He burst onto the scene at the 2009 Carifta Swimming Championships in Aruba when he won eight golds and a silver and set eight Carifta records ... He was a finalist at the 2011 Commonwealth Youth Games in the 50m and 100m back and the 50m fly and qualified for the 2013 World Championships but opted to focus on the World Juniors instead.
CLUB/COACH: Davie Nadadores/ Alex Pussieldi.
PERSONAL: He was born Jan. 30, 1996.
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