Peter Wetzlar has continued with a strong showing at the World Junior Swimming Championships in Singapore, which has concluded its third day today (27 August 2015). After opening with a personal best in the 100m backstroke on Day 1 of the competition, Wetzlar earned personal best times in the 100m butterfly on Day 2 and the 50m freestyle in Day 3 today.
Wetzlar, a student at Westville Boys High School in South Africa, raised the Zimbabwean flag high when he earned a personal best time in the 100m butterfly finishing in 56.36 seconds, from a previous personal best time of 56.72. Though he was ranked 50th in the race, he finished 39th.
Today Wetzlar again swam a PB by finishing 23.65 in the 50m freestyle race from a previous PB of 23.91. He was ranked 36th in the worldwide competition for this race, but finished 29th. In swimming sprints, every split can make that crucial difference.
Wetlzar has two more races in the World Championships – the 50m butterfly tomorrow and the 100m free on Saturday. So far he is surpassing his goal of scoring some new best times, having done so in every race.