SOFLO Swimmers Wrap Up Successful FGC Area 3 Championships


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, July 16, 2018–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers and coaches wrapped up a successful Florida Gold Coast Area 3 Developmental Championships Sunday at Academic Village Pool.

Several SOFLO swimmers turned in some of their best swims of the three-day home meet including wins, best times and JO cut times.

Among SOFLO winners were:

Sofia Gonzalez, 12, 200-meter breaststroke, 3:15.06, impressive time drop 9.44.

Ava Kuznik, 12, 100-meter freestyle, 1:09.23, JO.

Sophia Bedoya, 16, 50-meter backstroke, 38.05.

Connor Jimenez, 9, 100-meter freestyle, 1:19.11, time drop 5.87.

Matt McVeigh, 10, 50-meter backstroke, 45.05, time drop 0.01; 50-meter breaststroke, 50.69.

Juancamilo Rivero, 15, 50-meter backstroke, 32.03.

Benjamin Kim, 10, 100-meter butterfly, 1:35.76, time drop 5.15.

SOFLO boys and girls also swept the 7-18 200-meter medley relays.

Mason Jimenez, 10, also had an impressive time drop of 10.79 in the 100-meter freestyle to finish 11th in 1:26.82. He also dropped 6.41 in the 50-meter backstroke to finish 12th in 48.65.

In a 50-meter freestyle time trial, Robert Wilson, 15, lowered his 25.55 seed time to 25.14. In the 100-meter freestyle time trials, Chris Vazquez, 14, was top finisher in 1:01.84. Stefano Mazzi, 10, went 3:46.10 in the 200-meter breaststroke time trial.

Twenty eight teams, including host SOFLO, competed in the long course developmental championship meet including the AquaKids Sharks, Hurricane Swimming, Florida International, Gulliver, Metro Aquatics, Blue Marlins and Hialeah.

SOFLO had 86 swimmers (46 girls and 40 boys) competing in 426 individual events in addition to relays over three days.

SUNDAY RESULTS

GIRLS
200-meter breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Sofia Gonzalez, SOFLO 3:15.06, time drop 9.44; SOFLO: 6. Kaitlyn Barrios 3:26.02; 13-14, 1. Vania Berrios, MAC 3:08.26.

100-meter freestyle:
7-10, 1. Sarah Lewis, Gulliver 117.36; SOFLO: 10. Caterina Fogli 1:26.01, 14. Pilar Duranti 1:26.79; 11-12, 1. Ava Kuznik, SOFLO 1:09.23, JO; SOFLO: 6. Anastasia Lutz 1:10.14, JO, 8. Leah Pando 1:11.75; 13-14, 1. Giovanna Key, MCDA 1:06.11; 15-18, 1. Andrea Guerrero, Shelton 1:05.18; SOFLO: 4. Sophia Bedoya 1:10.45, 5. Amy-Nicole Tori 1:11.64, 6. Daniela Rodriguez 1:13.04.

50-meter backstroke:
7-10, 1. Penelope Rodriguez, MCDA 40.88; SOFLO: 5. Caterina Fogli 45.15, 8. Isabella Perry 46.16, 9. Pilar Duranti 46.54, 11. Sarah Bedoya 48.02, 12. Anjana Andapally 48.08; 11-12, 1. Brianna Ray, MCDA 37.54; SOFLO: 2. Leah Pando 37.97, JO, 3. Anastasia Lutz 38.15, JO, 4. Sofia Gonzalez 38.35, JO, 10. Abigail-Marie Natino 41.03; 13-14, 1. Sophie Lamelas, Gulliver 36.14; SOFLO: 13. Shayna Blitz 40.67; 15-18, 1. Sophia Bedoya, SOFLO 38.05; SOFLO: 2. Daniela Rodriguez 38.50, 3. Amy-Nicole Toro 39.43.

100-meter butterfly:
7-10, 1. Lydia Smutny, AKS 1:36.81; 11-12, 1. Reese Rosenthal, Gulliver 1:20.88; SOFLO: 3. Carleigh Schleicher 1:21.40, JO, 5. Sofia Gonzalez 1:23.07, 7. Kaitlyn Consuegra 1:27.65, 12. Savini Subasinghi 1:45.95; 13-14, 1. Rachel Yordi, OLY 1:09.97; SOFLO: 10. Samantha Solis 1:32.29; 15-18, 1. Carla Orellano, City of Miami 1:17.03.

50-meter breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Penelope Rodriguez, MCDA 46.85; SOFLO: 14. Isabella Perry 54.47; 11-12, 1. Victoria Reveron, OLY 42.78; SOFLO: 8. Anastasia Lutz 44.71, 12. Luna Delgado 45.47, 15. Navya Pant 46.60; 13-14, 1. Natalie Gembicki, Gulliver 40.09; SOFLO: 15. Shayna Blitz 46.16, 18. Samantha Solia 46.90; 15-18, 1. Andrea Guerrero, Shelton 37.68; SOFLO: 3. Sophia Bedoya 44.62, 4. Amy-Nicole Toro 45.19.

200-meter medley relay:
7-18, 1. SOFLO C 2:26.47 (Mariann Catalasan, Leah Pando, Luna Delgado, Kaitlyn Barrios), 3. SOFLO D 2:37.10, 8. SOFLO A 3:10.09, 9. SOFLO B 3:29.72.

BOYS

200-meter breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Adrian Hernandez, AKS 3:23.54; 13-14, 1. Garrett Mullins, Gulliver 2:55.36; 15-18, 1. Sebastian Velazquez, MAC 2:53.74.

100-meter freestyle:
7-10, 1. Connor Jimenez, SOFLO 1:19.11, time drop 5.87; SOFLO: 4. Benjamin Kim 1:23.11, 6. Brandon Lozano 1:23.47, time drop 4.85, 10. Joseph-Blake Natino 1:26.22, time drop 2.13, 11. Mason Jimenez 1:26.82, time drop 10.79, 14. Matthew Jimenez 1:30.52, time drop 3.75; 11-12, 1. Michael Baltodano, MS 1:07.94; SOFLO: 3. Gavin Sheyda 1:10.23, 13. Hashan Ekanayake 1:13.79, 15. Marvan Ekanayake 1:16.10; 13-14, 1. Chuli Martin, OLY 59.76; SOFLO: 2. Zackary Harris 1:01.62, JO, 5. Mark Andre De Gracia 1:03.15, 8. Manuel Melendez 1:03.78, 9. Christopher Hau 1:04.94; 15-18, 1. Lauro Garza, City of Miami 58.82; SOFLO: 2. Juancamilo Rivero 1:01.25, 6. Ryan Alfonso 1:03.62, 13. Ventura Torres 1:12.14.

50-meter backstroke:
7-10, 1. Matt McVeigh, SOFLO 45.05, time drop 0.01; SOFLO: 2. Matthew Jimenez 45.35, time drop 0.52, 8. Brandon Lozano 46.94, time drop 0.96, 10. Joseph-Blake Natino 47.28, 12. Mason Jimenez 48.65, time drop 6.41; 11-12, 1. Ethan McPeek, AKS 37.79; SOFLO: 4. Hashan Ekanayake 38.26, JO, 6. Gavin Sheyda 39.41, 12. Alessio Mazzi 43.54; 13-14, 1. Diego Moreno, City of Miami 33.13; SOFLO: 3. Alex Golding 33.69, 4. Mark Andre De Gracia 34.01, JO, 5. Christopher Hau 34.03, JO, 6. Samuel Bullen 34.09, JO, 7. Nathaniel Garrick 34.18, 12. Alex Zepeda 35.83; 15-18, 1. Juancamilo Rivero, SOFLO 32.03, JO; SOFLO: 4. Johnny Bastos 35.52.

1500-meter freestyle:
11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 19:19.63; 13-14, 1. Evan Abril, Gulliver 18:41.34; SOFLO: 2. Logan Gonzalez 20:06.76; 15-18, 1. Zach Schechter, CANE 18:35.51.

100-meter butterfly:
7-10, 1. Benjamin Kim, SOFLO 1:35.76, time drop 5.15; SOFLO: 5. Emiliano Cavani 2:02.14; 11-12, 1. Evan Wilson MCDA 1:18.47; SOFLO: 14. Marvan Ekanayake 1:36.06; 13-14, 1. Garrett Mullins, Gulliver 1:07.24; SOFLO: 3. Manuel Melendez 1:12.19, 6. Aldo Zepeda 1:14.03, 12. Yanjun Wang 1:21.76, 13. Anthony Robaina 1:22.10; 15-18, 1. Ben Wilson, MCDA 1:07.02; SOFLO: 3. Ryan Alfonso 1:13.47.

50-meter breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Matt McVeigh, SOFLO 50.69; SOFLO: 2. Juan Vallmitjana 51.46, time drop 1.95, 3. Connor Jimenez 51.92, time drop 5.64, 10. Mason Jimenez 53.72, time drop 2.90, 12. Brandon Lozano 56.81, time drop 1.30; 11-12, 1. Abelardo Kauefate, Shelton 42.09; SOFLO: 3. Gavin Sheyda 45.91, 12. Hashan Ekanayake 52.97, 15. Alessio Mazzi 53.22, 18. Marvan Ekanayake 56.30; 13-14, 1. Jonathan Gutierrez-McCormack, Hialeah 36.21; SOFLO: 7. Matthew Kim 39.98; 15-18, 1. Alejandro Acelas, MAC 37.45; SOFLO: 5. Johnny Bastos 40.26, 13. Ventura Torres 46.35.

200-meter medley relay:
1. SOFLO D 2:07.99 (Zackary Harris, Samuel Bullen, Manuel Melendez, Anthony Robaina), 4. SOFLO C 2:42.83, 5. SOFLO A 2:48.05, 7. SOFLO B 3:13.05.

1500-meter mixed freestyle:
1. Corley Smith, FKSC 20:06.06.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

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Bedoya, Gonzalez, Barrios, Vallmitjana, McVeigh, Harris Lead SOFLO On Day Two Of FGC Area 3 Championships


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, July 15, 2018–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers continued to turn in some impressive performances on Day Two of the Florida Gold Coast Area 3 Championships Saturday at Academic Village Pool.

SOFLO had six individual winners. They were:

Sophia Bedoya, 100-meter breaststroke, 1:35.78.

Sofia Gonzalez, 50-meter freestyle, 32.68, time drop 5.55.

Kaitlyn Barrios, 200-meter backstroke, 2:53.47, time drop 7.19.

Juan Vallmitjana, 50-meter butterfly, 41.23, time drop 2.86.

Matt McVeigh, 100-meter breaststroke, 1:50.65.

Zackary Harris, 100-meter breaststroke, 1:20.30, time drop 3.62.

SOFLO also swept the 200-meter freestyle relays.

Other top three finishers were:

Daniela Rodriguez, 100-meter backstroke, second, 1:22.99.

Carleigh Schleicher, 50-meter butterfly, second 35.61, time drop 2.18.

Connor Jimenez, 100-meter breaststroke, second 1:54.11, time drop 5.51; 50-meter freestyle, second, 35.73, time drop 2.38.

Alex Golding, 100-meter breaststroke, second 1:21.50, time drop 2.28.

Leah Pando, 100-meter breaststroke, second, 1:34.46, time drop 1.65; 50-meter butterfly, third, 35.67, time drop 2.13; 50-meter freestyle, third, 33.28, time drop 2.58.

Juan Vallmitjana, 100-meter breaststroke, third, 1:54.67.

Caterina Fogli, 100-meter backstroke, third, 1:37.74.

Logan Gonzalez, 200-meter backstroke, third, 2:37.68, time drop 3.72.

Maria Herne, 100-meter breaststroke, second 1:44.05; 50-meter butterfly, third, 37.76, time drop 0.29.

Twenty eight teams, including host SOFLO, are competing in the long course developmental championship meet including the AquaKids Sharks, Hurricane Swimming, Florida International, Gulliver, Metro Aquatics, Blue Marlins and Hialeah.

SOFLO has 86 swimmers (46 girls and 40 boys) competing in 426 individual events in addition to relays over three days.

The three-day meet concludes today with two sessions. Two other Area Championships are being held simultaneously. Sunrise is hosting the Area 2 Championships and Area 1 is at Boca Raton High School Aquatic Center.

SATURDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

200-meter butterfly:
13-14, 1. Emily Franco, MAC 2:44.96.

100-meter backstroke:
7-10, 1. Lydia Smutny, AKS 1:36.92; SOFLO: 3. Caterina Fogli 1:37.74, 4. Pilar Duranti 1:38.27, time drop 1.61; 11-12, 1. Brianna Ray, MCDA 1:21.99; SOFLO: 5. Judith-Alison Natino 1:26.87, time drop 0.76, 7. Leanne Sorensen 1:28.33, time drop 1.57, 8. Kaitlyn Consuegra 1:28.88, time drop, 1.37; 13-14, 1. Sophie Lamelas, Gulliver 1:17.58; SOFLO: 5. Shayna Blitz 1:23.35, time drop 2.98; 15-18, 1. Daniela Jorge, MAC 1:22.08; SOFLO: 2. Daniela Rodriguez 1:22.99, 6. Maria Herne 1:33.07, time drop 0.37.

50-meter butterfly:
7-10, 1. Madison Newman, EA 40.03; SOFLO: 7. Caterina Fogli 45.16, time drop 0.68, 9. Pilar Duranti 47.20, 10. Isabella Perry 47.76; 11-12, 1. Reese Rosenthal, Gulliver 35.40; SOFLO: 2. Carleigh Schleicher 35.61, time drop 2.18, 3. Leah Pando 35.67, time drop 2.13, 4. Ava Kuznik 35.71, time drop 1.18, 6. Anastasia Lutz 36.37, time drop 0.86, 8. Sofia Gonzalez 37.11, time drop 4.94; 13-14, 1. Giovanna Key, MCDA 32.43; 15-18, 1. Emma Benoudiz, CANE 35.66; SOFLO: 3. Maria Herne 37.76, time drop 0.29, 4. Daniela Rodriguez 37.87.

100-meter breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Madison Newman, EA 1:45.25; SOFLO: 11. Anjan Andapally 2:05.01, time drop 1.60, 12. Alessandra Gendarmi 2:05.69; 11-12, 1. Ariadne Villar, CANE 1:33.29; SOFLO: 2. Leah Pando 1:34.46, time drop 1.65, 5. Anastasia Lutz 1:34.96, time drop 3.04, 7. Ava Kuznik 1:36.63; 13-14, 1. Natalie Gembicki, Gulliver 1:27.22; 15-18, 1. Sophia Bedoya, SOFLO 1:35.78; SOFLO: 2. Maria Herne 1:44.05.

50-meter freestyle:
7-10, 1. Penelope Rodriguez, MCDA 34.55; SOFLO: 5. Caterina Fogli 38.14, time drop 0.22, 9. Isabella Perry 39.17. 11. Pilar Duranti 39.51; 11-12, 1. Sofia Gonzalez, SOFLO 32.68, time drop 5.55; SOFLO: 3. Leah Pando 33.28, time drop 2.58, 5. Judith-Alison Natino 33.71, 6. Kaitlyn Consuegra, 33.76, time drop 0.17; 13-14, 1. Natalie Gembicki, Gulliver 30.19; 15-18, 1. Lauren van Hemert, CANE 32.16; SOFLO: 3. Daniela Rodriguez 33.97.

200-meter backstroke:
11-12, 1. Kaitlyn Barrios, SOFLO 2:53.47, time drop 7.19; SOFLO: 7. Kaitlyn Consuegra 3:09.36, 8. Leanne Sorensen 3:13.33, time drop 10.68; 13-14, 1. Fabiana Avendano, SDST 2:44.39; 15-18, 1. Andrea Toledano, Unattached 2:45.32.

200-meter freestyle relay:
7-18, 1. SOFLO E 2:07.44 (Victoria Torres, Samantha Solis, Shayna Blitz, Sofia Osorio), 2. SOFLO C 2:09.58 (Anastasia Lutz, Ava Kuznik, Judith-Alison Natino, Kaitlyn Barrios), 8. SOFLO D 2:22.37 (Savini Subaingha, Gabriella Lissa, Carleigh Schleicher, Kaitlyn Consuegra).

BOYS

200-meter butterfly:
13-14, 1. Ivan Grass, AKS 2:55.82; 15-18, 1. Byron Norris, CANE 2:31.09.

100-meter backstroke:
7-10, 1. Gabriel Navarro, NMST 1:31.94; SOFLO: 3. Joseph-Blake Natino 1:37.34, time drop 3.47, 4. Connor Jimenez 1:38.01, time drop 1.50, 5. Brandon Lozano 1:38.41, 6. Leo Shee 1:40.21, 7. Matthew Jimenez 1:41.44, time drop 0.01; 11-12, 1. Erick Collazo, BM 1:17.91; SOFLO: 6. Hashan Ekanayake 1:24.55, time drop 1.21; 13-14, 1. Henry Ajo, BM 1:12.00; SOFLO: 2. Logan Gonzalez 1:12.49, time drop 1.35, 3. Manuel Melendez 1:12.71, time drop 0.90, 4. Christopher Hau 1:12.80, time drop, time drop 2.71, 6. Nathaniel Garrick 1:13.26, time drop 3.56, 7. Chris Vasquez 1:14.47, time drop 0.12; 15-18, 1. Zach Schechter, CANE 1:09.01; SOFLO: 3. Juancamilo Rivero 1:11.54, time drop 5.80.

50-meter butterfly:
7-10, 1. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 41.23, time drop 2.86; SOFLO: 2. Joseph-Blake Natino 42.24, time drop 2.05, 3. Benjamin Kim 42.56, time drop 2.24, 7. Mason Jimenez 46.53, time drop 6.30, 9. Leo Shee 49.19, 10. Emiliano Cavani 49.88; 11-12, 1. Michael Baltodano, MS 33.44; SOFLO: 3. Gavin Sheyda 36.37, time drop 1.63; 13-14, 1. Samuel Arias, Gulliver 31.11; 15-18, 1. Lauro Garza, CM 29.35; SOFLO: 2. Michael Toro 31.56, time drop 2.64.

100-meter breaststroke:
7-10, 1. Matt McVeigh, SOFLO 1:50.65; SOFLO: 2. Connor Jimenez 1:54.11, time drop 5.51, 3. Juan Vallmitjana 1:54.67, 5. Mason Jimenez 1:55.73, time drop 11.78, 6. Matthew Jimenez 1:57.71, 10. Martin Petkov 2:04.58; 11-12, 1. Adrian Hernandez, AKS 1:30.16; 13-14, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 1:20.30, time drop 3.62; SOFLO: 2. Alex Golding 1:21.50, time drop 2.28, 8. Matthew Kim 1:27.00, time drop 1.08; 15-18, 1. Zach Schechter, CANE 1:18.98; SOFLO: 5. Juancamilo Rivero 1:23.65, time drop 7.21.

50-meter freestyle:
7-10, 1. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, Unattached 35.57; SOFLO: 2. Connor Jimenez 35.73, time drop 2.38, 4. Benjamin Kim 36.31, time drop 0.22, 11. Matt McVeigh 38.25, time drop 2.09, 12. Joseph-Blake Natino 38.26, time drop 0.28; 11-12, 1. Michael Baltodano, MS 31.00; 13-14, 1. Chuli Martin, OSC 27.41; SOFLO: 2. Anthony Robaina 27.55, time drop 1.03, 7. Zackary Harris 29.00, time drop 0.46, 8. Manuel Melendez 29.01, time drop 0.61; 15-18, 1. Zach Schechter, CANE 28.31; SOFLO: 5. Michael Toro 2898, time drop 1.38.

200-meter backstroke:
11-12, 1. Evan Wilson MCDA 2:53.49; SOFLO: 4. Gavin Sheyda 2:59.72; 13-14, 1. David Campos, Gulliver 2:35.62; SOFLO: 3. Logan Gonzalez 2:37.68, time drop 3.72, 4. Nathaniel Garrick 2:37.99, time drop 6.83, 6. Aldo Zepeda 2:43.62, time drop 2.05, 10. Matthew Kim 2:48.46, time drop 5.03; 15-18, 1. Ben Wilson, MCDA 2:39.77.

200-meter freestyle relay:
7-18, 1. SOFLO F 1:51.96 (Robert Wilson, Juancamilo Rivero, Michael Toro, Casey Moya), 2. SOFLO D 1:54.63 (Chris Vasquez, Manuel Melendez, Zackary Harris, Anthony Robaina), 6. SOFLO E 1:59.52 (Logan Gonzalez, Samuel Bullen, Christopher Hau, Mark Andre De Gracia).

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast Area 3 Long Course Developmental Championships

When: Sunday

Schedule: Sunday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5:30 p.m.

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines.

Of note: The meet is open to 7-18 year-olds with qualifying times. Admission is $5 per person, per session. Heat sheets are free and can be found online and Meet Mobile along with results. Parking is free. Concession stand will be available for all sessions. Team results are not being scored. For more information call 954-538-3721.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Swimmers Come Up Big On Day One Of FGC Area 3 Championships


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, July 13, 2018–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers dominated opening night of the Florida Gold Coast Area 3 Championships Friday at Academic Village Pool.

Hartley Pitters-Hinds, 12, led off a night of six individual winners for SOFLO, five of them with lifetime-bests. Pitters-Hinds won the 200-meter freestyle in a best time 2:29.86, dropping 6.99 seconds off her previous best.

Sofia Gonzalez, 12, won the 200-meter individual medley in a best time 2:49.61 with a time drop of 6.95. She was also third in the 400-meter freestyle in a best time 5:23.47 wth a time drop of 7.09.

Mariann Catalasan, 12, won the 400-meter individual medley in a best time 6:04.23, shaving 7.85 off her previous best time.

Alex Golding, 14, won the 200-meter individual medley in a best time 2:33.19, droping 7.05.

Gavin Sheyda, 12, won the 400-meter individual medley in a best time 6:02.43, dropping an impressive 30.88 seconds.

Aldo Zepeda, 13, won the 400-meter individual medley in 5:43.40.

Other top three finishers were:

Victoria Torres, 200-meter individual medley, 2:41.91, time drop 3.77; 400-meter freestyle, 5:06.43, time drop 7.56.

Joseph-Blake Natino, 200-meter individual medley, second, 3:19.66, time drop 2.97.

Christopher Hau, 200-meter individual medley, second 2:34.41, time drop 8.72.

Logan Gonzalez, 400-meter individual medley, second, 5:43.44.

Nathaniel Garrick, 400-meter freestyle, third, 4:54.42, time drop 7.31.

Leah Pando, 200-meter individual medley, third, 2:50.33, time drop 5.50.

Twenty eight teams, including host SOFLO, are competing in the long course developmental championship meet including the AquaKids Sharks, Hurricane Swimming, Florida International, Gulliver, Metro Aquatics, Blue Marlins and Hialeah.

SOFLO has 86 swimmers (46 girls and 40 boys) competing in 426 individual events in addition to relays over three days.

Two other Area Championships are being held simultaneously. Sunrise is hosting the Area 2 Championships and Area 1 is at Boca Raton High School Aquatic Center.

FRIDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

200-meter freestyle:
7-10, 1. Melanie Palmira, HSC 2:53.52; SOFLO: 7. Isabella Perry 3:10.49; 11-12, 1. Hartley Pitters-Hinds, SOFLO 2:29.86, time drop 6.99; SOFLO: 6. Anastasia Lutz 2:33.43, time drop 5.74, 7. Leah Pando 2:34.61, time drop 3.39, 9. Kaitlyn Consuegra 2:36.91, time drop 2.44; 13-14, 1. Rachel Yordi, OSC 2:21.05; 15-18, 1. Andrea Toledano, Unattached 2:22.30; SOFLO: 4. Daniela Rodriguez 2:41.36.

200-meter individual medley:
7-10, 1. Isabel Viera, MAC 3:17.26; SOFLO: 5. Pilar Duranti 3:31.04, time drop 26.84; 11-12, 1. Sofia Gonzalez, SOFLO 2:49.61, time drop 6.95; SOFLO: 3. Leah Pando 2:50.33, time drop 5.50, 4. Mariann Catalasan 2:52.57, time drop 5.17, 5. Luna Delgado 2:54.14, time drop 1.28, 11. Carleigh Schleicher 3:05.89, time drop 4.40; 13-14, 1. Aria Torretta, Gulliver 2:40.99; SOFLO: 2. Victoria Torres 2:41.91, time drop 3.77, 10. Samantha Solis 3:07.31, time drop 6.07; 15-18, 1. Andrea Toledano, Unattached 2:41.36; SOFLO: 4. Daniela Rodriguez 3:02.91.

400-meter freestyle:
7-10, 1. Layne Smith, FKSC 5:51.90; 11-12, 1. Ava Kuznik, SOFLO 5:19.37; SOFLO: 3. Sofia Gonzalez 5:23.47, time drop 7.09, 4. Kaitlin Consuegra 5:24.71; 13-14, 1. Corley Smith, FKSC 4:59.57; SOFLO: 3. Victoria Torres 5:06.43, time drop 7.56; 15-18, 1. Carla Orellano, CM 5:27.61.

400-meter individual medley:
11-12, 1. Mariann Catalasan, SOFLO 6:04.23, time drop 7.85; 13-14, 1. Sophie Lamelas, Gulliver 5:39.83.

BOYS

200-meer freestyle:
7-10, 1. Joshua Barreto, OSC 2:46.94; 11-12, 1. Evan Wilson, MCDA 2:27.47; SOFLO: 8. Hashan Ekanayake 2:36.04, 11. Marvan Ekanayake 2:40.54; 13-14, 1. Chuli Martin, OSC 2:11.63; SOFLO: 4. Zackary Harris 2:16.33, time drop 3.80, 6. Nathaniel Garrick 2:20.88, 11. Manuel Melendez 2:23.40, time drop 1.72; 15-18, 1. Abraham Alonso, BM 2:13.21.

200-meter individual medley:
7-10, 1. Leonardo Lopez-Casula, HSC 3:10.60; SOFLO: 2. Joseph-Blake Natino 3:19.66, time drop 2.97, 4. Juan Vallmitjana 3:22.46, time drop 7.17; 11-12, 1. Adrian Hernandez, AKS 2:50.39; SOFLO: 6. Gavin Sheyda 2:55.37, time drop 1.21; 13-14, 1. Alex Golding 2:33.19, time drop 7.05; SOFLO: 2. Christopher Hau 2:34.41, time drop 8.72, 5. Manuel Melendez 2:39.62, time drop 9.41, 7. Anthony Rodriguez 2:44.32, 10. Aldo Zepeda 2:45.65; 15-18, 1. Zach Schlechter, CANE 2:30.41.

400-meter freestyle:
7-10, 1. Gabriel Navarro, NM 5:39.18; 11-12, 1. Samuel Jouault, CM 5:09.75; 13-14, 1. David Campos, Gulliver 4:45.35; SOFLO: 3. Nathaniel Garrick 4:54.42, time drop 7.31; 15-18, 1. Zach Schechter, CANE 4:42.68.

400-meter individual medley:
11-12, 1. Gavin Sheyda, SOFLO 6:02.43, time drop 30.88 13-14, 1. Aldo Zepeda, SOFLO 5:43.40; SOFLO: 2. Logan Gonzalez 5:43.44.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast Area 3 Long Course Developmental Championships

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5:30 p.m.

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines.

Of note: The meet is open to 7-18 year-olds with qualifying times. Admission is $5 per person, per session. Heat sheets are free and can be found online and Meet Mobile along with results. Parking is free. Concession stand will be available for all sessions. The meet is not scored for team results. For more information call 954-538-3721.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

South Florida Aquatic Club Ready To Host, Swim FGC Area 3 Championships This Weekend


By Sharon Robb

PEMBROKE PINES, July 12, 2018–The championship season continues Friday for South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers in the friendly confines of their home pool.

SOFLO will host the Florida Gold Coast Area 3 Championships Friday through Sunday at Academic Village Pool.

Twenty eight teams, including host SOFLO, will compete in the long course developmental championship meet including the AquaKids Sharks, Hurricane Swimming, Florida International, Gulliver, Metro Aquatics, Blue Marlins and Hialeah.

SOFLO will have 86 swimmers (46 girls and 40 boys) competing in 426 individual events in addition to relays over three days.

Among SOFLO’s top seeds are:

Caterina Fogli, 10, 100-meter backstroke, 1:34.84.

Aldo Zepeda, 13, 400-meter individual medley, 5:30.00.

Juan Vallmitjana, 9, 100-meter breaststroke, 1:51.99.

Benjamin Kim, 10, 50-meter freestyle, 36.53; 100-meter butterfly, 1:40.91.

Matt McVeigh, 10, 50-meter backstroke, 45.06; 50-meter breaststroke.

Two other Area Championships are being held simultaneously. Sunrise is hosting the Area 2 Championships and Area 1 is at Boca Raton High School Aquatic Center.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast Area 3 Long Course Developmental Championships

When: Friday-Sunday

Schedule: Friday, timed finals 5:30 p.m.; Saturday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, prelims 8:30 a.m., finals 5:30 p.m.

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines.

Of note: The meet is open to 7-18 year-olds with qualifying times. Admission is $5 per person, per session. Heat sheets are free and can be found online and Meet Mobile along with results. Parking is free. Concession stand will be available for all sessions. The meet is not scored for team results. For more information call 954-538-3721.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

South Florida Aquatic Club Finishes Fifth At Southern Zone South Sectional Championships; Next Up, Area 3 Championships At SOFLO


By Sharon Robb

GAINESVILLE, July 9, 2018—South Florida Aquatic Club finished fifth among combined teams to wrap up the Speedo Champions Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championships Monday at University of Florida’s O’Connell Center Pool in Gainesville.

SOFLO finished fifth with 1,050 points behind Gator Swim Club, Bolles, East Coast Aquatic Club and Swim Florida among a field of 82 teams.

SOFLO men finished fourth and women’s team was fifth. Last year SOFLO was sixth in combined among a field of 60 teams; the women were sixth and men finished seventh in the Orlando sectional meet.

Host Gator Swim Club dominated the meet from start-to-finish and swept the combined, men’s and women’ team totals.

Among SOFLO’s Top 10 finishers on the fourth and final day were:

Kathleen Golding, 17, 100-meter freestyle, fifth, 57.90; 200-meter butterfly, tenth, 2:22.63, 139 points.

Molly Golding, 15, 200-meter breaststroke, fifth, 2:41.91, time drop 1.09, 65 points.

Kelley Heron, 18, 200-meter backstroke, ninth, 2:22.46, 47 points.

Marc Rojas, 24, 200-meter breaststroke, eighth, 2:31.65, 53 points.

Lance Lesage, 15, 200-meter backstroke, tenth, 2:11.71, time drop, 2.92, 59 points.

Rafael Rodriguez, 16, 200-meter butterfly, tenth, 2:09.46, 38 points.

Samuel Quintero, 17, 200-meter breaststroke, tenth, 2:29.94, 17 points.

SOFLO’s women’s A 400-meter freestyle relay was fourth in 4:03.43 with Paige Lane, Kathleen Golding, Kelley Heron and Jessica Rodriguez.

SOFLO’s men’s A 400-meter freestyle relay was seventh in 3:42.58 with Robert Wilson, Rafael Rodriguez, CJ Kopecki, Juan Serna).

In addition to SOFLO, other top teams that competed among a field of 82 attached and unattached teams were host Gator Swim Club, Azura, Bolles, Sarasota YMCA Sharks, AquaKids Sharks, Gulliver Swim Club, Club Seminole, Westminster Academy, Trinity Prep, Metro Aquatics, Swim Florida, Highlander and Hurricane Aquatics.

The Speedo Sectionals Series display some of the top swimming talent across the U.S. The series has several stops in various zones.

The next meet of the championship season is the July 13-15 Area 3 Developmental Championships hosted by SOFLO at Academic Village Pool with prelims and finals at 8:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

MONDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gator Swim Club 3,007, 2. Bolles 1,453, 3. East Coast Aquatic Club 1,169.5, 4. Swim Florida 1,061.5, 5. South Florida Aquatic Club 1,050.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gator Swim Club 1,253, 2. Bolles 731, 3. Metro Aquatics 682, 4. SOFLO 481, 5. Sarasota YMCA Sharks 436.5.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gator Swim Club 1,582, 2. East Coast Aquatic Club 723.5, 3. Bolles 722, 4. Swim Florida 652.5, 5. SOFLO 491.

WOMEN

200-meter butterfly:
1. Penny Oleksiak, Unattached 2:12.40, 2. Isabel Traba, SYS 2:15.95, 3. Mary Smutny, AKS 2:16.30; SOFLO: 10. Kathleen Golding 2:22.63.

100-meter freestyle:
1. Isabel Ivey, Unattached 55.48, 2. Isabella Garofalo, GSC 56.43, 3. Kelsey Dambacher, QSTS 57.39; SOFLO: 5. Kathleen Golding 57.90, 20. Paige Lane 59.84.

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Nicole Hunnewell, GPA 2:34.83, 2. Hannah Burns, GSC 2:35.24, 3. Emily Merton, EAJ 2:38.91; SOFLO: 5 Molly Golding 2:41.91, time drop 1.09, 17. Jessica Rodriguez 2:43.61, time drop 0.58, 25. Jennifer Rodriguez 2:49.62.

200-meter backstroke:
1. Isabel Ivey, Unattached 2:14.73, 2. Caitlin Brooks, GSC 2:17.59, 3. Mary Kelley, Unattached 2:19.93; SOFLO: 9. Kelley Heron 2:22.46.

400-meter freestyle relay:
1. Gator Swim Club 3:54.62 (Kirschtine Balbuena, Sydney King, Talia Bates, Georgia Bates), 2. East Coast Aquatic 3:57.34, 3. Swim Florida 4:01.75, 4. SOFLO A 4:03.43 (Paige Lane, Kathleen Golding, Kelley Heron, Jessica Rodriguez).

MEN

200-meter butterfly:
1. Mason Wilby, GSC 2:01.34, 2. Sterling Crane, EAJ 2:01.47, 3. Miguel Cancel. AKS 2:03.62; SOFLO: 10. Rafael Rodriguez 2:09.46, 20. CJ Kopecki 2:13.87.

100-meter freestyle:
1. Khader Baqlah, GSC 50.84, 2. Maxime Rooney, PLS 50.93, 3. Viktor Toth, DBS 51.73; SOFLO: 40. Robert Wilson 55.84, 51. CJ Kopecki 56.45, 78. Juan Pineda 58.14, 82. Juan Serra 59.73.

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Chandler Bray, ACST 2:16.60, 2. Kevin Degrijze, ECAC 2:22.56, 3. Jared Pike, PS 2:24.38; SOFLO: 8. Marc Rojas 2:31.65, 10. Samuel Quintero 2:29.94, 18. Juan Pineda 2:36.25, 28. John Paul Handal 2:40.63.

200-meter backstroke:
1. Miguel Cancel, AKS 2:05.03, 2. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 2:06.41, 3. Lukas Cote, SPA 2:07.78; SOFLO: 10. Lance Lesage 2:11.71, time drop 2.92, 27. Leonardo Mateus 2:20.67.

400-meter freestyle relay:
1. Gator Swim Club 3:30.88 (Mason Wilby, Julian Hill, Alec Dawson, Travor McGovern), 2. Metro Aquatics 3:31.53, 3. Bolles 3:39.69, 7. SOFLO A 3:42.58 (Robert Wilson, Rafael Rodriguez, CJ Kopecki, Juan Serna), SOFLO B, DQ.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

Kathleen Golding Top SOFLO Finisher On Day Three Of Southern Zone South Sectional Championships


By Sharon Robb

GAINESVILLE, July 8, 2018—Kathleen Golding was South Florida Aquatic Club’s top finisher on Day Three of the Speedo Champions Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championships Sunday at University of Florida’s O’Connell Center Pool in Gainesville.

Golding, 17, was second in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:18.34 behind future Cal Bear Isabel Ivey in 2:17.47. It is her highest finish of the meet. She was also 11th in the 50-meter freestyle in 27.05. Golding has 97 points.

The only other SOFLO girl swimmer to finish in the Top 10 was Jessica Rodriguez, 19, sixth in the 50-meter breaststroke in 35.19. She has 46 points.

SOFLO’s top boys’ finisher Lance Lesage, 15, was eighth in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:02.09 with a time drop of 0.59. He has 42 points.

SOFLO’s women’s 400-meter medley relay was fifth in 4:31.64 with Kelley Heron, Jessica Rodriguez, Kathleen Golding and Paige Lane.

In the most exciting race of the evening between Florida Gold Coast swimmers, Davion Conley, 21, of Westminster Academy outsprinted Azura’s 21-year-old Marco Guarente, 28.63-28.67.

After three days, SOFLO is fifth in combined with 881 points. Host Gator Swim Club has already clinched the combined team title with 2,456 points. East Coast Aquatic Club is the highest Florida Gold Coast team, third with 1,007 points.

SOFLO is fourth among men’s teams with 413 points and fifth among women’s teams with 390. Gator Swim Club leads both categories with more than 1,000 points.

In addition to SOFLO, other top teams entered are host Gator Swim Club, Bolles, Sarasota YMCA Sharks, AquaKids Sharks, Gulliver Swim Club, Club Seminole, Westminster Academy, Trinity Prep, Metro Aquatics, Swim Florida, Highlander and Hurricane Aquatics.

The Speedo Sectionals Series display some of the top swimming talent across the U.S. The series has several stops in various zones. The full results can be found on Meet Mobile which has improved its speed on posting results. The four-day meet concludes Monday with prelims and finals.

SUNDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gator Swim Club 2,456, 2. Bolles 1,227, 3. East Coast Aquatic 1,007.5, 4. Swim Florida 922.5, 5. South Florida Aquatic Club 881.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gator Swim Club 1,010, 2. Bolles 623, 3. Metro Aquatics 584, 4. SOFLO 413, 5. Westminster Academy 354.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gator Swim Club 1,274, 2. East Coast Aquatic 610.5, 3. Bolles 604, 4. Swim Florida 556.5, 5. SOFLO 390.

WOMEN

100-meter backstroke:
1. Isabel Ivey, Unattached 1:02.25, 2. Caitlin Brooks, GSC 1:03.02, 3. Emma Ball, GSC 1:03.71; SOFLO: 15. Kelley Heron 1:07.58.

50-meter breaststroke:
1. Nicole Hunnewell, GPA 33.35, 2. Evita Leter, MAC 33.39, 3. Ryan Flynn, ECAC 34.63; SOFLO: 6. Jessica Rodriguez 35.19, 14. Jennifer Rordiguez 35.65, 23. Molly Golding 36.54.

50-meter butterfly:
1. Grace Redding, SWIM 27.32, 2. Talia Bates, GSC 27.40, 3. Letizia Bertelli, GPA 27.56; SOFLO: 19. Paige Lane 29.57, time drop 0.24.

200-meter individual medley:
1. Isabel Ivey, Unattached 2:17.47, 2. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 2:18.34, 3. Olivia McMurray, SWIM 2:18.66.

50-meter freestyle:
1. Isabella Garofalo, GSC 26.41, 2. Mary Smutny, AKS 26.50, 3. Chloe Grimme, PS 26.51; SOFLO: 11. Kathleen Golding 27.05.

400-meter freestyle:
1. Kensey McMahon, Bolles 4:16.07, 2. Emma Weyant, SYS 4:17.28, 3. Olivia McMurray, SWIM 4:17.48.

400-meter medley relay:
1. Gator Swim Club 4:18.58 (Caitlin Brooks, Juliana Lopez, Talia Bates. Sydney King), 2. East Coast Aquatic 4:24.58, 3. Swim Florida 4:26.02, 5. SOFLO A 4:31.64 (Kelley Heron, Jessica Rodriguez, Kathleen Golding, Paige Lane).

MEN

100-meter backstroke:
1. Ethan Beach, QSTS 56.80, 2. Miguel Cancel, AKS 57.93, 3.Dakota Mahaffey, Bolles 58.16; SOFLO: 8. Lance Lesage 1:02.09, time drop 0.59, 23. Ricardo Roche 1:03.96.

50-meter breaststroke:
1. Davion Conley, WA 28.63, 2. Marco Guarente, Azura 28.67, 3. Jared Pike, PS 29.30; SOFLO: 12. Marc Rojas 31.07, 13. Juan Pineda 31.24, time drop 0.92, 26. Samuel Quintero 32.16.

50-meter butterfly:
1. Jan Switkowski, GSC 24.37, 2. Isaac Davis, MAAC 24.51, 3. Runar Borgen, PAQ 24.54; 30. Juan Serna 27.31.

200-meter individual medley:
1. Mark Szaranek, GSC 2:03.32, 2. Grant Sanders, TBAY 2:03.55, 3. Marco Guarente, Azura 2:05.91; SOFLO: 16. Rafael Rodriguez 2:15.77, time drop 2.35.

50-meter freestyle:
1. Enzo Martinez Scarpe, GSC 23.07, 2. Khader Baqlah, GSC 23.27, 3. David Lambert, WA 23.33.

400-meter freestyle:
1. Jan Switkowski, GSC 3:51.31, 2. Khader Baqlah, GSC 3:56.70, 3. Clark Beach, QSTS 3:57.84; SOFLO: 31. Rafael Rodriguez 4:16.34, 32. Ricardo Roche 4:17.41.

400-meter medley relay:
1. Gator Swim Club 3:53.40 (Trevor McGovern, Dylan Brisco, Mason Wilby, Alec Dawson), 2. Bolles 3:56.36, 3. Westminster Academy 3:59.90, 10. SOFLO A 4:08.92 (Ricardo Roche, Juan Pineda, Rafael Rodriguez, Robert Wilson), 12. SOFLO B 4:10.15 (Jonathan Farah, Samuel Quintero, CJ Kopecki, Juan Serna).

IF YOU GO

What: Speedo Champions Series: Southern Zone South Sectional Championship

When: Monday

Schedule: Monday, 9 a.m. prelims, 4 p.m. finals.

Where: University of Florida, O’Connell Center Pool, Gainesville.

Of note: Gator Swim Club is hosting the four-day meet. Admission is $5. For more information call 352-375-4683, ext. 4545.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Third After Day Two Of Southern Zone South Sectional Championships In Gainesville


By Sharon Robb

GAINESVILLE, July 7, 2018—After a slow start on opening day, South Florida Aquatic Club moved into third place overall on Day Two of the Speedo Champions Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championships Saturday at the University of Florida’s O’Connell Center Pool in Gainesville.

SOFLO has 615 points behind host Gator Swim Club with 1,446 and Bolles with 804. Gator Swim Club leads the men’s and women’s team totals. SOFLO is fourth among men’s teams with 285 and SOFLO women are fifth with 252.

SOFLO’s top finishers were sisters Molly and Kathleen Golding.

Molly Golding, 15, was third in the 100-meter breaststroke in a best time 1:15.12, with a time drop of 0.31. Golding also had a 5.32-second time drop in the 400-meter individual medley in 5:15.03. Golding has 38 points.

Kathleen Golding, 17, was third in the 400-meter individual medley in 4:54.54 and fourth in the 200-meter freestyle in 2:02.96. She has 53 points.

SOFLO’s top men’s finisher was Lance Lesage, 15, placing ninth in the 50-meter backstroke in a best time 28.55, dropping 0.25.

Miguel Cancel of AquaKids Sharks qualified first in the 400-meter individual medley in a best time 4:28.39, six seconds faster than he swam in all of 2017 after going 4:26 at the 2016 Olympic Trials. He finished third in the event in 4:30.92.

World champion Caeleb Dressel, 21, representing Bolles, made his meet debut in the 200-meter freestyle qualifying first in prelims in 1:52.26 and finished sixth in 1:53.42. Khader Baqlah, 19, of Gator Swim Club won the event in 1:48.18.

Olympian Ryan Lochte of Daytona Beach Swim Club scratched from his three events: 200-meter freestyle, 100-meter butterfly and 400-meter individual medley.

In addition to SOFLO, other top teams entered are host Gator Swim Club, Bolles, Sarasota YMCA Sharks, AquaKids Sharks, Gulliver Swim Club, Club Seminole, Westminster Academy, Trinity Prep, Metro Aquatics, Swim Florida, Highlander and Hurricane Aquatics.

The Speedo Sectionals Series display some of the top swimming talent across the U.S. The series has several stops in various zones. The full results can be found on Meet Mobile which has improved its speed on posting results. The four-day meet continues Sunday with prelims and finals.

SATURDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gator Swim Club 1,446, 2. Bolles 804, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 615, 4. East Coast Aquatic Club 601, 5. Swim Florida 547.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gator Swim Club 509, 2. Bolles 432. 3. Metro Aquatics 391, 4. SOFLO 285, 5. Sarasota YMCA Sharks 198.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gator Swim Club 765, 2. Bolles 372, 3. Swim Florida 293, 4. East Coast Aquatic Club 288, 5. SOFLO 252.

WOMEN

200-meter freestyle:
1. Isabel Ivey, Unattached 2:00.08, 2. Mary Smutny, AKS 2:02.67, 3. Olivia McMurray, SWIM 2:02.89; SOFLO: 4. Kathleen Golding 2:02.96, 30. Paige Lane 2:10.47, time drop 1.10.

100-meter breaststroke:
1. Nicole Hunnewell, GPA 1:13.94, 2. Shayna Fetes, SAS 1:14.76, 3. Molly Golding 1:15.12, time drop 0.31; SOFLO: 11. Jessica Rodriguez 1:15.55, time drop 0.33, 27. Kelley Heron 1:18.22, time drop 0.07, 28. Jennifer Rodriguez, Unattached 1:18.32.

50-meter backstroke:
1. Emma Bell, GSC 28.92, 2. Caitlin Brooks, GSC 29.15, 3. Sydney Sell, LAK 30.21; SOFLO: 12. Kelley Heron 31.29.

100-meter butterfly:
1. Talia Bates, GSC 1:00.90, 2. Mary Smutney, AKS 1:01.44, 3. Abigail Gibbons, BD 1:01.53; SOFLO: 28. Paige Lane 1:05.46, time drop 0.12.

400-meter individual medley:
1. Kelly Fertel, GSC 4:44.84, 2. Emma Weyant, SYS 4:46.54, 3. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 4:54.54; SOFLO: 16. Molly Golding 5:15.03, time drop 5.32, 19. Jessica Rodriguez 5:12.40.

800-meter freestyle relay:
1. Gator Swim Club 8:32.33 (Kelly Fertel, Sydney Kang, Lain Shahboz, Talia Bates), 2. Bolles 8:41.15, 3. Gator Swim CLub B 8:42.08, 8. SOFLO A 8:55.18 (Paige Lane, Kelley Heron, Kathleen Golding, Maya Coffey).

MEN

200-meter freestyle:
1. Khader Baqlah, GSC 1:4818, 2. Jan Switkowski, GSC 1:50.54, 3. Andrea D’Arrigo, GSC 1:50.73.

100-meter breaststroke:
1. Marco Guarente, Azura 1:01.92, 2. Chandler Bray, ACST 1:03.49, 3. Ross Palazzo, HEAT 1:04.24; SOFLO: 11. Marc Rojas 1:07.36, 16. Juan Pineda 1:08.91, time drop 1.42, 27. Samuel Quintero 1:09.52

50-meter backstroke:
1. Clark Beach, QSTS 26.29, 2. Ethan Beach, QSTS 26.32, 3. Robinson Molina, WA 26.59; SOFLO: 9. Lance Lesage 28.55, time drop 0.25, 13. Jonathan Farah 29.00, 28. Ricardo Roche 29.63.

100-meter butterfly:
1. Maxime Rooney, PLS 53.31, 2. Jan Switkowski, GSC 54.22, 3. Sterling Crane, EAJ 54.89; SOFLO: 28. Rafael Rodriguez 59.05.

400-meter individual medley:
1. Mark Szaranek, GSC 4:21.39, 2. Robert Finke, SPA 4:25.14, 3. Miguel Cancel, AKS 4:30.92; SOFLO: 21. Rafael Rodriguez 4:46.35.

800-meter freestyle relay:
1. Metro Aquatics 7:46.83, 2. Gator Swim Club 7:48.61, 3. Bolles 8:04.09, 9. SOFLO A 8:12.21 (Rafael Rodriguez, Ricardo Roche, CJ Kopecki, Lance Lesage).

IF YOU GO

What: Speedo Champions Series: Southern Zone South Sectional Championship

When: Sunday-Monday

Schedule: Sunday, 9 a.m. prelims, 5 p.m. finals; Monday, 9 a.m. prelims, 4 p.m. finals.

Where: University of Florida, O’Connell Center Pool, Gainesville.

Of note: Gator Swim Club is hosting the four-day meet. Admission is $5. For more information call 352-375-4683, ext. 4545.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
http://www.swim4soflo.com