Tomas Peribonio Breaks Own Ecuadorian National Record in 400 IM at Richmond PSS


Gator Swim Club’s Tomas Peribonio broke his own 400 IM Ecuadorian national record at the Richmond Pro Swim Series Thursday night.

The 23-year-old split 57.71/1:06.71/1:12.21/1:00.19 for a final time of 4:16.87, earning a second-place finish behind Chase Kalisz (4:13.45). His previous national record, set at the FINA World Cup stop in Doha in September 2018, was 4:17.02. Peribonio was an A-finalist in the event at the FINA Short Course World Championships last December, going 4:05.08 in prelims and 4:06.26 in finals.

Peribonio also owns Ecuador’s national records in the 200 IM, 100 back, 200 back, 100 free and 400 free, and anchored the national record-setting 4×200 free relay. The 200 free record stood for 37 years before he broke it in 2015.

In college, Peribonio was a 10-time All-American for the University of South Carolina (class of 2018), with his highest NCAA finish coming at sixth in the 1650 in 2016.

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Atta boy Tom. Keep at it!


This kid is something special… a talent that is gonna be incredible


Tom the tank coming thru. Choo Chooooo

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