The World Short Course Swimming Championships got underway in the Canadian city of Windsor.
Julian Fletcher competed on Day One when he took to the pool for the Men’s 50m Breaststroke.
Fletcher competing in Heat 5 swam in Lane 4 finishing 5th, Fletcher touched the wall in a Bermuda National Record time of 1:01.56. Fletcher broke his own record time of 1:01.59, set back on October 30th 2016 during the FINA World Swimming Cup #9 in Hong Kong, China.
Fletcher finished 55th overall missing out on advancing to the Semi-Finals.
Speaking to www.islandstats.com after the race Fletcher said, “The race had a lot of positives, I had a great start and split a fast 28.3 in the 1st 50m, but the 2nd 50m I couldn't hold my stroke.”
“I haven't felt completely healthy since arriving in Windsor, and so I'll need to rest to try and get ready for my next race,” continued Fletcher.
“Competition venue is amazing, and Canada have been excellent hosts thus far in the competition. It's great to be here with the World's Fastest Swimmers, and I hope to continue to reach a Semi-Final for Bermuda,” concluded Fletcher.