Andrew Jordan and Fitzroy Thom, the Guyanese duo who participated in the South American First Force Swim Championship in Trujillo, Peru, recorded more personal success as the event ended on Saturday.
Xercise Sports had reported that the duo swam to personal best times in the 100m breaststroke and 100m backstroke events on the opening day of the championship on Monday last without making it into the finals.
The duo were the youngest participants – both aged 18 – in 13-nation championships which features a number of Olympic and world rated swimmers.
Jordan, of the Sea Otters swim club in the City, swam 26.38s in the 50m freestyle event – his personal best time of the season – while Thom, who enters the pool locally for the Torpedo Swim Club of Linden, stopped the clock at 26.54s, besting his previous best of 27.72s, as both men missed out on the finals.
Both young men continued in the same vein in the two final events of championships – the 100m freestyle and the 50m fly – by setting new personal standards.
Jordan, in the 100m freestyle event, went under a minute where he finished in a time of 59.45s bettering his previous best of 1.00.91.
Thom, on the other hand, clocked 59.99s, also going under a minute as he improved his past personal best time of 1.01.34.
The Guyanese continued to rise to the occasion, personally, in the 50m freestyle event.
Jordan, with a previous best of 30.95s, clocked 29.37s, as Thom, who went into the event with a time of 31s, came out the pool with a time of 30.02s.