Jillian Crooks qualifies for the 2023 World Championships

16-year-old Caymanian Jillian Crooks went sub-26 for the first time in the 50-metre freestyle during the 2023 TYR Pro Swim Series on Saturday (May 21).

Crooks clocked 25.87 in Mission Viejo, California, earning a B-qualifying time for the World Aquatics Championships in Fukuoka, taking place from 14 to 30 July.

Crooks recently became the fastest female CARIFTA swimmer to date after an impressive showing last month.

However, it is only getting better for the Tennessee commit who improved several of her own national records.

She stopped the clock at 56.30 in the 100m free. Crooks’ previous best stood at 56.44, which she set in Curacao during the CARIFTA Swimming Championships.

Crooks, who trains out of TacTitans, then achieved a personal best time of 27.53 in the 50m butterfly, before swimming the 100 fly Saturday evening in 1:02.41 – a new national record.

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