Caio Pumputis
Free, IM, Breast

Caio Pumputis

Free, IM, Breast

Year Sophomore
Height 6-1
Hometown Sao Paulo, Brazil
Last School Colegio Avanco de Ensino Programado
Club Team Pinheiros Sports Club
Caio Pumputis

Biography

2017-18 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2017-18 ACC All-Academic Team
2017-18 NCAA Championships participant
2017-18 All-ACC Team
2017-18 ACC Swimmer of the Week by CollegeSwimming.com (Oct. 10, 2017)

2017-18 (Freshman): An NCAA Championships participant, competing for the Yellow Jackets in the 100 breast, 200 breast and 200 IM events … Earned all-ACC honors with a second-place finish in the 200 breast with a finals time of 1:53.45 … Was tabbed the ACC Male Swimmer of the Week by CollegeSwimming.com on Oct. 10 … Recorded 26 NCAA B cut times on the season … Had the fastest time in the nation in the 100 IM with a time of 48.86 versus Emory … Was one of Tech’s top performers all season long in the 200 free, 100 breast, 200 breast, 200 IM and 400 IM events … A key member of Tech’s relay unit, swimming the second leg of the Jackets’ record setting 800 free relay time of 6:22.44 … Had the fastest time on the team in the 200 free (1:34.90), which ranks fourth all-time in Tech history, 200 breast (1:53.45) and 200 IM (1:45.46), which both rank second all-time in school history, and the 400 IM (3:50.36), the fourth-fastest time in GT’s record books … His 200 breast time of 1:53.45 ranked third overall in the ACC, while his 200 free time of 1:34.90 ranked 10th overall in the conference on the year … Also recorded the second-best time on the team in the 100 breast (53.53), which ranks fourth all-time in Tech history, the fifth-fastest time in the 200 fly (1:49.12) and the sixth-fastest time in the 100 back (51.07) … Had the eighth-fastest time for the Jackets in the 500 free (4:37.87) and the ninth-best time in both the 50 free (20.85) and the 100 free (45.23) … Swam the third leg in both of Tech’s fastest 200 free relay times on the season (1:19.31 and 1:19.70), as well as in the top-two 400 free relay times on the year (2:54.83 and 2:54.96) … Was also a member of the Jackets’ fastest 400 medley relay time (3:10.20) … Totaled 24 top-five individual finishes, highlighted by 17 first-place finishes … Earned wins in the 200 breast (1:58.34) and 200 IM (1:49.11) events in the season-opening meet against Pittsburgh … Posted a pair of first-place finishes in the 200 free (1:36.81) and 200 IM (1:48.11) in the dual meet at Notre Dame … Totaled three first-place victories in the dual meet at Northwestern, touching the wall first overall in the 100 free (45.32), 100 breast (54.45) and the 200 IM (1:52.34) … Also picked up three wins in the 200 breast (1:58.16), 200 fly (1:49.12) and 400 IM (3:57.36) events in the dual meet at home versus Delta State … Touched the wall first overall in the 200 free (1:36.12) and 200 breast (1:56.88) at nationally ranked Georgia … Took first-place honors in the 200 breast (1:53.80) in the 200 breast at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Finished first overall in the 500 free (4:37.87) and 100 back (51.07) in the dual meet at SCAD … Also earned a win in the 100 IM (48.86) versus Emory … Posted a runner-up finish in the 200 free (1:37.50) versus Pittsburgh, in the 200 IM (1:47.79) at Georgia, in the 200 IM (1:45.68) at the Georgia Tech Invitational, in the 200 IM (1:48.35) at South Carolina and in the 200 breast (1:53.45) at the 2018 ACC Championships … Finished third overall in the 200 breast (1:59.01) at South Carolina … Placed fourth overall in the 50 free (20.85) at Notre Dame … Turned in an 11th-place showing in the 400 IM (3:50.36) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Posted two top-10 finishes at the 2018 ACC Championships, finishing second overall in the 200 breast (1:53.45) and ninth in the 200 free (1:34.90) … Also finished 17th overall in the 200 IM (1:45.46) at the conference championship meet … Finished 34th overall I the 100 breast (53.53) and 36th in the 200 IM (1:45.54) at the 2018 NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships … Named to the 2017-18 ACC All-Academic Team.

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 4×100 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 4×100 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 4×200 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 4/1/18)
EVENTTIMEMEET
50 Free20.85at Notre Dame (10/20/17)
100 Free45.32at Northwestern (10/21/17)
200 Free1:34.90at Georgia (11/8/17)
500 Free4:37.87at SCAD (1/6/18)
100 Breast53.53at Northwestern (10/21/17)
200 Breast1:53.452017 Georgia Tech Invitational
100 Back51.07at SCAD (1/6/18)
200 Fly1:49.12vs. Delta State (10/28/17)
100 IM48.86vs. Emory (1/27/18)
200 IM1:45.462017 Georgia Tech Invitational
400 IM3:50.362017 Georgia Tech Invitational
* relay split (s)