RACE VIDEO: Caio Pumputis Hits 48.4 In 100-Yard IM

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by Jared Anderson 5

September 28th, 2020 News

Georgia Tech senior Caio Pumputis hit one of the faster 100 IMs on record, per a race video posted by a coach.

The video shows Pumputis going 48.4 in the 100-yard IM. Pumputis is wearing a racing suit, but the post suggests the swim came after a Swim Across America mile swim:

The 100-yard IM is a bit of a novelty event – it’s not included in the NCAA Championships, though it technically could be added to any conference championship meet. Per our previous reporting, the fastest men’s time ever on record is a 47.06 hit by Matt Grevers in a race against Michael Phelps and David Nolan back in 2016.

Michael Andrew has been 47.34 in the race, the fastest time in USA Swimming’s historical database. Only a few others have been faster than Pumputis in database-official swims. That list includes Simon Burnett (47.44), Adam Mania (48.18), Shane Ryan (48.24), Mark Gangloff (48.30), Giles Smith (48.42), David Plummer (48.43) and Alex Tyler (48.44).

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X Glide
22 days ago

I know this isn’t a database-official swim, but didn’t SwimSwam have a video of Ryan Held going a 47.9 100 IM after practice in a brief at Indiana?

X Glide
Reply to  X Glide
22 days ago

Nvm. It was in a Cody Miller vlog and I don’t think it was timed lol

Joe Mama
22 days ago

100im would be the perfect NCAA event-who cares about distance swimmers we want more sprint events!

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Reply to  Joe Mama
22 days ago

THEO
21 days ago

I want that ISL 100IM !! Vlad v Dressel v Manadou would be so fun

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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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