Thomas ("Tom") Harold Ponting (born January 28, 1965 in Montréal, Quebec) is a former international butterflyswimmer from Canada, who competed in three consecutive Summer Olympics for his native country, starting in 1984 in Los Angeles, California. At every occasion he won a medal with the Men's 4x100m Medley Relay Team: two silver and one bronze.
At the Canadian Interuniversity Swimming Championships in 1989 Ponting broke the World and Canadian Records in 100m Butterfly/Papillon, with a time of 52.62. This record still stands as CIS record, and possibly Canadian record.
Ponting is the only swimmer in Canadian history to win three Olympic medals in three different Olympic Games (1992, 1988 and 1984).
World Record Short Course:<br />4 x 100 m Medley relay (1991)4 x 100 m Medley relay (1992) <br />100 m Butterfly - 52.62 (1989)