THE FLATS – Georgia Tech swimming and diving finished their 2022 season with the final day of the Men’s NCAA Championships. On Saturday, Tech earned three All-American honors, three new program times and earned 34 points en route to a tie for the second-best finish in program history.
In what would ultimately be their final swim as a Yellow Jacket, fifth-year seniors Christian Ferraro and Caio Pumputis earned All-American honors in the 200 fly and 200 breast, respectively.
For Ferraro, this is the seventh All-American honor of his storied career. Pumputis has 11 All-American honors to his credit including all three events he swam in this year, the 200 IM, 100 breast and 200 breast.
Ferraro and Pumputis, finished fifth in the 200 fly and 200 breast, respectively, to earn first team All-American honors.
The final All-American honor came from Mert Kilavuza freshman, who in his first year took All-American honors in the 1650 free.
The trio of All-Americans also set new program records with their times. The first record to fall was by Ferraro in the 200 fly prelims when he improved his record by dropping 0.23 seconds. He improved it 0.01 seconds more in finals to set the program record at 1:40.09.
Guide competed in the fourth heat of the 1650 free. Guide clocked in at 14:40.99, dropping 1.63 seconds from his program record in the event.
The final program record to fall on the day came from Pumputis in the 200 breast when he touched the wall at 1:50.61, shaving 0.18 seconds off of his program record.
Over the entirety of the Men’s NCAA, five All-American honors were earned and five program records were rewritten.
The Alexander-Tharpe Fund is the fundraising arm of Georgia Tech athletics, providing scholarship, operations and facilities support for Georgia Tech’s 400-plus student-athletes. Be a part of developing Georgia Tech’s Everyday Champions and helping the Yellow Jackets compete for championships at the highest levels of college athletics by supporting the Annual Athletic Scholarship Fund, which directly provides scholarships for Georgia Tech student-athletes. To learn more about supporting the Yellow Jackets, visit atfund.org.
For the latest information on Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Swimming & Diving, follow us on Twitter (@GTSwimDive), Instagram (@GTSwimDive), and Facebook (Georgia Tech Swimming & Diving) or visit us at www.ramblinwreck.com.