Georgia Tech swimming & diving freshman Caio Pumputis was tabbed the men’s ACC Swimmer of the Week by CollegeSwimming.com
Georgia Tech swimming & diving opened up the 2017-18 season with wins over Pitt
Georgia Tech swimming & diving will open up the 2017-18 regular season next Friday at home versus Pittsburgh at 3 p.m.
Georgia Tech swimming & diving wraps up the White vs. Gold intrasquad meet tomorrow at 8:30 a.m.
Georgia Tech swimming & diving freshman Caio Pumputis competed in a total of seven different events at the 6th FINA World Junior Championships
2017-18 ACC Swimmer of the Week by CollegeSwimming.com (Oct. 10, 2017)
Before Tech: Swam for the Esporte Clube Pinheiros team in São Paulo, Brazil ... Ranked as high as the No. 18 recruit in the men's 2017 class by CollegeSwimming.com ... Has competed in a number of meets in both Brazil and internationally ... Finished first overall in the 200 breast (2:18.01) and was part of the winning 200 medley relay unit (2:03.98) at the Gymnasíade 2016 Trabazon in Turkey in July 2016 ... Also placed third in the 400 medley relay (4:30.50) and was a member of the gold medal national team in the 4x100 free ... Finished fourth in the 200 breast (2:08.68) and eighth overall in the 200 free (1:46.50) at the XLIII Senior Swimming Brazilian Championships ... Also swam a leg in both the 200 medley relay (1:58.96) and the 400 medley relay (4:16.8) which both finished in sixth-place overall ... Competed at the XXIV Youth Winter Swimming Brazilian Championships, where he was part of the 400 medley and 200 medley relay teams that set new meet records and were crowned the national champions ... Named a national champion in the 200 meter breast (2:17.14) and in the 100 meter breast (1:04.06) ... Swam at the XXVIII Youth Swimming Brazilian Championships, the 5th Junior World Championships in Singapore, the XXV Youth South American Swimming Championships in Peru and at the Multinations Youth Swimming Meet in Portugal ... Competed for Brazil in the 6th FINA World Junior Championships in August 2017 ... Swam as the second leg of the 4x100 medley relay team that finished in seventh-place with a time of 3:42.35 at the FINA World Junior Championships ... Also swam the anchor leg of Brazil's 4x200 meter free relay team (7:34.79) that touched the wall in eighth-place overall in the finals ... Finished fifth in the 200 medley (2.00.97) and posted a top-20 finish in the 100 breast (1:02.64) at the FINA World Junior Championships.
Personal: Full name is Caio Rodrigues Pumputis ... Son of Mauricio Pumputis and Flávia Andréa Rodrigues Pumputis ... Born on Jan. 8, 1999 in São Paulo, Brazil ... Has one younger sister -- Gabriela ... Mother was a former swimmer, while his father played water polo ... "I chose Georgia Tech because it offers to me an excellent structure in academics and in swimming. Georgia Tech has an excellent staff who will help me to devolve my talent." ... Intends to major in business administration.
|Pumputis' Career Top Times (through 10/7/17)|
|200 Free||1:37.50||vs. Pitt (10/6/17)|
|200 Breast||1:58.34||vs. Pitt (10/6/17)|
|200 IM||1:49.11||vs. Pitt (10/6/17)|
|* relay split (s)|