Trinidad and Tobago's main Pan American Games swimming prospect, George Bovell III made the Olympic A qualifing time despite finishing only fifth in the 50 metres freestyle at the French Open on Sunday.

Bovell, who will be competing at a Pan Am Games for the first time since his four-medal haul in Santo Domingo in 2003, clocked 22.26 seconds to finish behind Frenchman Florent Manaudou (21.61), Brazilian Cesar Cielo (22.15), Kristian Gkolomev (22.17), and Ukranian Andriy Govorov (22.21). On Saturday, in the 50m breatstroke final, Bovell set a new national record in clocking 27.57 seconds to finish third.