Jamaica: Puerto Rico is all set to host International Swimming Open and Kito Campbell of Jamaica to lower the national standards. The last time Jamaican breaststroke standard bearer was in competition he was setting yet another record.
Lifespan 007 Open Water took to Facebook and stated that in March at the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships he was a member of an all star Caribbean Azura Florida that set the meet and club record in the 200 yard medley relay. The team of Puerto Rican backstroke record holder Yeziel Morales 22.43, Kito breaststroke 25.37 ,Haitian Davidson Vincent butterfly 21.37 and Saint Lucian Jayhan Odlum -Smith 20.51 set a time of 1:29.68. That lowered the 2017 CR record of 1:33.44 and the 2019 club record of 1:30.27.
Today he will dive in to the long course pool at the San Juan Natatorium. He is the defending champion in the 50 metre breaststroke where he set the national record of 28.36 last year. In 2023 he will be not only looking to repeat as champion tonight but also get under the Fukuoka B standard of 28.29 and also the A standard of 27.33.
In 2022 he won the Silver in the 100 metre breaststroke in a national record of 1:04.62.He will be looking to complete the sprint double and get Jamaica’s minimum World Champs standard of 1:03.70 and the PAN AM Games A standard of 1:02.63.
All three breaststroke record could fall in San Juan . His best stands at 2:29.95. In his sights will be the PAN AM Games B time of 2:27.25 and the 2004 national record of 2:26.88.
Keep an eye on Kito to challenge the 24 second barrier in the 50 metre freestyle . Campbell set a PB of 24.88 and has been marked improvement in the fastest race in the pool.