Dec. 7, 2016
WINDSOR- Can. The University of Notre Dame Swimming and Diving program is currently on a break from swimming competition till January 12 but today the program is celebrating yet another accolade as Junior Justin Plascka broke the Jamaican 100 butterfly record at the FINA World Swimming Championships. Plaschka broke the country’s national record by over 4 seconds clocking in at 52.31. The Junior was happy to represent his national team and is looking forward to continuing strong performances in what remains of the competition.
“I was just pleased to get the opportunity to represent Jamaica on the world short course championships. The ultimate goal for my events over the next day are definitely to try to improve and break some more national records as well as qualify for some semifinal swims.”
Plaschka will get an opportunity to improve on his performance when he competes in the 50 freestyle and 50 backstroke on Thursday and then the 50 butterfly on Friday. The format for the meet is Prelims, Semi-Finals, and Finals.