Dominica: Warren Lawrence competed in 50m Freestyle at World Aquatics Championships

Dominican National Swimmer Warren Lawrence competed in the 50m Freestyle on the 28th and 50m backstroke on the 29th at the World Aquatics Championships in Japan. 

Dominica: Warren Lawrence competed in 50m Freestyle at World Aquatics Championships
Dominica: Warren Lawrence competed in 50m Freestyle at World Aquatics Championships

Roseau, Dominica: Dominican National Swimmer Warren Lawrence competed in the 50m Freestyle on the 28th and 50m backstroke on the 29th at the World Aquatics Championships in Japan. 

Lawrence finished 79th out of 112 swimmers and 6th place in his heat with a time of 24.51s. This is a new national record for a Dominican swimmer and a new personal best record for him. In the 50m backstroke event, he finished in 9th place with a time of 27.45s.

Lawrence is not only the first swimmer to represent Dominica at the Commonwealth Games but he’s also the first swimmer to represent Dominica at the Swimming World Championship.

Dominica Olympic Committee said, “We would like the congratulate Warren for putting in a great effort for Dominica and this can only be a stepping stone for further improvement and setting new records.” 

Warren is a Dominican swimmer who is based in Switzerland. He represented Dominica at the 2022 Commonwealth Games where he recorded his personal best.

He expressed how happy he was to have been given the opportunity to represent his country, although not born there. He has expressed his desire to continue representing the Nature Isle and is very focused on what is to be done to give that quality representation.

Warren is set on qualifying for the 2024 Olympics in Paris and is on a journey to ensure he meets the standards.

At the opening water swimming venue, Seaside Momochi Beach Park, which will host the first competition, World Aquatics Vice President Antonio Silva and Japan Masters Swimming Association President Shigehiro Takahashi welcomed the participants at the opening ceremony ahead of the competition.

As per the results so far, China bagged a total of 20 gold medals, along with 8 silvers and 12 bronzes, at the 2023 World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, Japan, topping the final standings. The next World Aquatics Championships is slated for Doha, Qatar, in February 2024.