Gui Caribe Closes Pan Ams With Blazing 46.94 Anchor Leg On Brazilian Medley Relay


Brazilian sprinter Gui Caribe closed out the 2023 Pan Am Games with a bang on Wednesday, blasting a scintillating anchor leg in the men’s 400 medley relay to win his fourth medal of the competition.

Caribe, currently in his sophomore year at the University of Tennessee, brought the Brazilian team home in a blazing 46.94 to overtake the Canadians and earn silver in a time of 3:35.12, with the United States soaring to gold in 3:33.29.

Caribe’s Splits:

  • 21.98
  • 46.94 (24.96)

Caribe’s split is more than a second faster than what he went en route to individual gold in the men’s 100 free, where he clocked 48.06 to near his lifetime best of 47.82 set in December 2022.

The 20-year-old’s fastest career split came at the 2023 World Championships in July, where he went 46.76—the second-fastest in the entire field—in the men’s 400 free relay where Brazil placed 6th.

In Wednesday’s medley relay, American Jonny Kulow continued his run of impressive splits with a 47.33 to bring the U.S. home to gold (22.00/25.33), while Javier Acevedo also went sub-48 in 47.99 for the bronze-medal-winning Canadians (22.90/25.09).

Kulow, who also split 47.39 on the mixed medley relay and 47.44 on the mixed free relay, tied for silver behind Caribe in the individual 100 free, touching in 48.38 to match teammate Brooks Curry.

Joining Kulow on the winning men’s medley relay on Wednesday were Jack AikinsJake Foster and Luke Miller, while Caribe was joined by Guilherme BassetoJoao Gomes Junior and Vini Lanza for the Brazilians.

In addition to his 100 free victory and medley relay silver, Caribe also won gold in both the men’s and mixed 400 free relay, having led off in respective times of 48.41 and 48.26.

From the Day 5 Finals Live Recap, courtesy of Spencer Penland:


  • World Record: 3:26.78 – United States (2021)
  • Pan American Games Record: 3:30.25 – United States (2019)


  • GOLD: United States – 3:33.29
  • SILVER: Brazil – 3:35.12
  • BRONZE: Canada – 3:35.72

The final event of the 2023 Pan American Games is now in the books. The U.S. picked up a gold medal in the men’s 4×100 medley relay, swimming a 3:33.29. The Americans were in the lead from the start, seeing Jack Aikins get out to a 54.00 on the lead-off. After being handed a lead, Jake Foster then clocked a 1:00.61 on the breast leg. Luke Miller then put up an impressive 51.36 on the fly leg and Jonny Kulow, who has been excellent all week, anchored in a blistering 47.32. It was a huge split for Kulow, who also anchored the mixed medley in 47.39 earlier in the week.

Brazil came in 2nd with a 3:35.12. Joao Gomes was big for their team, splitting 1:00.45 on the breast leg. That being said, it was Gui Caribe who threw down the split of the race, perhaps even the meet. Caribe, the men’s 100 free champion from a few days ago, ripped a 46.94 on the end of Brazil’s relay, pulling his team past Canada for 2nd. It’s a massive swim for Caribe, who was out like a bullet, splitting 21.98 on the first 50, a time which is faster than he swam in the individual 50 earlier in the meet.

Canada was left in 3rd place, earning the bronze medal with a 3:35.72. Gabe Mastromatteo split 1:00.20 on the breast leg, marking the fastest breast split in the field. Javier Acevedo had an anchor split as well, going 47.99, however, it was outshined by Caribe’s split.

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5 months ago

Early nomination

Fastest man in the world in 2027

🧾🧾🧾<-come back for the receipt

5 months ago

That’s a bad man!!

5 months ago

vini lanza is still swimming? lol didn’t even realize. dude was a monster at IU

Lisa Simpson
5 months ago

Will he be the next Cesar Cielo or Matheus Santana? Or somewhere in between?

Last edited 5 months ago by Lisa Simpson
Memma Eckeon
Reply to  Lisa Simpson
5 months ago

What happened to Matheus Santana? He really peacked with the WJR in 100 free and then almost desapeared

Beverly Drangus
Reply to  Memma Eckeon
5 months ago

Maybee retyred

Sweet Sweet Peter Rosen
5 months ago

Will be fun to watch those Tenn relays this season

Lap Counter
5 months ago

Nice split. He has developed nicely! Kulow gets all the SwimSwam publicity but they are same grade….this meet Kulow was beaten head to head and outsplit!

Reply to  Lap Counter
5 months ago

He’s American and he swims for a well publicized team in ASU.

Reply to  Lap Counter
5 months ago

…weird complaint on an article literally about Gui Caribe.

5 months ago

👀 huge

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James swam five years at Laurentian University in Sudbury, Ontario, specializing in the 200 free, back and IM. He finished up his collegiate swimming career in 2018, graduating with a bachelor's degree in economics. In 2019 he completed his graduate degree in sports journalism. Prior to going to Laurentian, James swam …

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