Just weeks away from the World Short Course Swimming Championships in  Manchester England (April 9th- 14th) Andrei Cross the Barbados and  Alpha Club swimmer warmed up by smashing two of his own Barbados Short  Course National records last weekend at the British University  Championships in Sheffield with a very  fast 27.97 sec clocking for  the 50 M breaststroke and 1:01.57 for the 100 M in coming first in  both events.

In one year he has taken the Barbados short course 100 M breaststroke  time from 1:03.19 to the very quick 1:01.57. “I’ve just come back from a meet in Berlin and I am still in heavy training so I didn’t expect to go so fast so early.” Cross declared. 

His old marks were 28.13 and 1:02.05 set last year in Sheffield but a 27 second timing puts him into a whole new zone. Cross’ 27.97 for the 50 M  short course puts him in the top ten fastest  times  in the world so far in 2008.

“I hope to go quicker at the Worlds next month and my thanks go to BASA and the Barbados Olympic Association for their support to take me to the next level”, he said, while traveling back to his base at the University of Bath.