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.