SOFLO Sharks Finish Well On Final Day Of Broward BC Championships


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, February 25, 2020–South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers had an outstanding final day at the Broward County BC Championships Sunday at Sunrise Civic Center Pool.

The Sharks collected several top three finishes including five winners, and dropped times.

Among SOFLO’s champions were:

Cherill Royalty, 8, 100-yard individual medley, 1:30.05, time drop.

Noah Mejias, 9, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:35.24.

Matt McVeigh, 12, 100-yard freestyle, 1:05.60, time drop.

Felix Gonzalez, 13, 50-yard butterfly, 30.16, time drop.

Alex Viazmetinov, 10, 200-yard individual medley, 2:43.98.

Other SOFLO top three finishers were:

Anjana Andapally, 12, 100-yard freestyle, second, 1:08.31, time drop.

Felix Gonzalez, 13, 100-yard individual medley, second 1:07.01, time drop; 100-yard breaststroke, second, 1:17.08.

Luke Mercier, 12, 100-yard breaststroke, second 1:29.93.

Daniel Chaussky, 9, 50-yard butterfly, second, 42.74.

Amanda Grubbs, 11, 50-yard butterfly, third, 33.42, time drop.

Cherill Royalty, 8, 200-yard individual medley, third, 3:13.62.

Alexandra Strong, 11, 200-yard individual medley, third, 2:45.90, time drop.

Reed Woodward, 10, 100-yard individual medley, 1:28.78, time drop.

Leo Shee, 11, 50-yard backstroke, second, 35.00, time drop; 100-yard individual medley, third, 1:14.19.

Lorenzo Bagnuoli, 10, 50-yard backstroke, third, 42.15, time drop.

Ian Barrios, 11, 100-yard freestyle, third, 1:06.29, time drop; 50-yard butterfly, third, 35.27, time drop.

Noah Mejias, 9, 200-yard individual medley, second 2:53.52.

The meet was open to all swimmers on Broward County Florida Gold Coast registered teams who have yet to achieve a BB national time age group motivational time standard in the events they are entered.

BB time standards have been calculated for the 50s of the strokes and 100 individual medley in the 13-and-over age group.

In addition to SOFLO, other teams in the field were Azura Florida Aquatics, Coral Springs Swim Club, Cyclones, Eagles Swim Club, Heritage Aquatic Team, Midtown Weston, Pine Crest, Plantation Swim Team, Pompano Beach, Swim Fort Lauderdale, SwimFast, Team FLA TS Aquatics, Westminster Academy and host Sunrise Swimming.

SOFLO had 58 swimmers (22 girls, 36 boys) compete in 274 individual events.

SUNDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

Mixed 200-yard medley relay:
12-and-under, 1. Swim Fort Lauderdale 2:22.04, 2. SOFLO A 2:22.77, 3. Midtown Weston 2:25.57, 4. SOFLO B 2:28.83; 13-and-over, 1. Azura 2:07.54, 2. Midtown Weston 2:07.94, 3. SwimFast 2:31.60.

100-yard individual medley:
8-and-under, 1. Cherill Royalty, SOFLO 1:30.05, time drop; SOFLO: 12. Gabriela Ekht 1:59.84, time drop; 9-10, 1. Lucienne Wadsworth, MWA 1:26.93; 11-12, 1. Natalie McGovern, PC 1:15.98; SOFLO: 4. Amanda Grubbs 1:17.25, time drop, 5. Alexandra Strong 1:17.61, time drop, 9. Sophia Bedoya 1:20.10, time drop, 10. Anjana Andapally 1:20.38, time drop; 13-14, 1. Daria Sorokina, HAT 1:17.49; SOFLO: 4. Cali Harries 1:17.81, time drop, 8. Roshini Shivakumar 1:20.63, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Claire-Michelle Sweet, MWA 1:13.09.

50-yard backstroke:
9-10, 1. Ella Johnston, MWA 41.62; SOFLO: 7. Aanya Robinson 44.74, time drop, 13. Daniella Brancati 48.35, 19. Marlene Groves 51.21, time drop; 11-12, 1. Bree Chodos, PC 34.56; SOFLO: 5. Sophia Bedoya 36.42, time drop, 13. Amanda Grubbs 37.44, time drop; 13-14, 1. Samantha Escobar, PC 34.06; SOFLO: 4. Roshini Shivakumar 36.70, 5. Cali Harries 39.59, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Claire-Michelle Sweet, MWA 33.33.

100-yard breaststroke:
9-10, 1. Lucienne Wadsworth, MWA 1:36.41; SOFLO: 4. Aanya Robinson 1:46.98, 9. Daniella Brancati 1:58.85; 11-12, 1. Salome Paniagua, MWA 1:29.01; SOFLO: 4. Alexandra Strong 1:30.93, time drop, 10. Gabriela Marin 1:38.74, time drop; 13-14, 1. Samantha Escobar, PC 1:23.91; SOFLO: 7. Roshini Shivakumar 1:38.71, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Emma Quirk, Unattached 1:24.07.

100-yard freestyle:
8-and-under, 1. Nikolina Dengerud, PB 1:17.82; SOFLO: 14. Gabriela Ekht 1:44.21; 9-10, 1. Lucienne Wadsworth, MWA 1:15.16; SOFLO: 14. Hailey Roman 1:25.98, time drop; 11-12, 1. Sara Mendoza, MWA 1:06.92; SOFLO: 2. Anjana Andapally 1:08.31, time drop, 4. Amanda Grubbs 1:08.56, time drop; 13-14, 1. Teryn Henry, TSA 1:04.91; SOFLO: 6. Cali Harries 1:10.13; 15-and-over, 1. Emma Quirk, Unattached 1:02.65.

50-yard butterfly:
9-10, 1. Lily Mirones, SUN 40.70; SOFLO: 6. Hailey Roman 44.55, time drop, 15. Mariena Groves 53.74, time drop; 11-12, 1. Andie Ford, SFTL 33.20; SOFLO: 3. Amanda Grubbs 33.42, time drop, 9. Sophia Bedoya 36.08, 10. Sophia Avila 36.38, time drop, 13. Anjana Andapally 38.47; 13-14, 1. Camryn Britto, SF 32.26; SOFLO: 5. Roshini Shivakumar 36.76; 15-and-over, 1. Claire-Michelle Sweet, MWA 32.07.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Roxan Rodriguez, MWA 2:58.30; SOFLO: 3. Cherill Royalty 3:13.62; 11-12, 1. Bree Chodos, PC 2:43.16; SOFLO: 3. Alexandra Strong 2:45.90, time drop, 6. Sophia Bedoya 2:52.72, 8. Sophia Avila 2:55.23; 13-14, 1. Johanni Rodriguez-Cedeno, TSA 2:37.98; SOFLO: 6. Cali Harries 2:46.47; 15-and-over, 1. Niobi Illis, Azura 2:53.41.

BOYS

100-yard individual medley:
8-and-under, 1. Jayden Park, MWA 1:25.88; SOFLO: 8. David Gonzalez 1:57.89, time drop; 9-10, 1. Roger Moscote-Chen, Unattached 1:19.47; SOFLO: 3. Reed Woodward 1:28.78, time drop, 5. Eric Ferrer 1:29.22, time drop, 7. Daniel Chaussky 1:30.28, time drop, 11. Lorenzo Bagnuoli 1:34.53, time drop; 11-12, 1. Jose Torres, SFTL 1:11.98; SOFLO: 3. Leo Shee 1:14.19, 5. Matt McVeigh 1:15.57, time drop, 10. Aleksander Chaussky 1:24.01, time drop; 13-14, 1. Juan Sarmiento, PST 1:06.94; SOFLO: 2. Felix Gonzalez 1:07.01, time drop, 16. Sakima Coradin 1:25.56, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Daniel Fiallo, SF 1:07.99.

50-yard backstroke:
9-10, 1. Zacc Carrera, SF 41.34; SOFLO: 3. Lorenzo Bagnuoli 42.15, time drop, 6. Martin Petkov 42.60, time drop, 12. Vishnu Shivakumar 44.55, time drop, 13. Atharv Agashe 44.65, time drop, 15. Reed Woodward 44.97, time drop, 17. Matteo Castelli 46.10, time drop; 11-12, 1. Jose Torres, SFTL 33.36; SOFLO: 2. Leo Shee 35.00, time drop, 4. Ian Barrios 35.93, time drop, 7. Alekander Chaussky 36.85, time drop; 13-14, 1. Leo Covic, SFTL 31.31; SOFLO: 5. Felix Gonzalez 33.66, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Ethan Daniels, MWA 31.17.

100-yard breaststroke:
9-10, 1. Noah Mejias, SOFLO 1:35.24; SOFLO: 6. Reed Woodward 1:44.07, time drop, 8. Vedant Pant 1:46.69, 9. Vishnu Shivakumar 1:48.18, time drop, 10. Atharv Agashe 1:49.29, 11. Eric Ferrer 1:50.87, 12. Matteo Castelli 1:52.89, time drop, 15. Daniel Medina 1:53.74; 11-12, 1. Jose Torres, SFTL 1:29.67; SOFLO: 2. Luke Mercier 1:29.93, 6. Ian Barrios 1:38.60, time drop, 7. Adrian Sowma 1:40.15, time drop, 9. Aleksander Chaussky 1:42.24, time drop, 14. Jovanni London 1:52.62; 13-14, 1. Juan Sarmiento, PST 1:14.19; SOFLO: 2. Felix Gonzalez 1:17.08, 12. Sakima Coradin 1:37.23, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Ethan Daniels, MWA 1:11.90.

100-yard freestyle:
8-and-under, 1. Luis Felipe Quingatuna, Azura 1:17.57; SOFLO: 7. David Gonzalez 1:34.12, time drop, 9. Toma Petkov 1:37.27, time drop, 15. Zachay Snigur 1:47.06; 9-10, 1. Santiago Guio, MWA 1:13.22; SOFLO: 4. Martin Petkov 1:17.74, time drop, 6. Eric Ferrer 1:18.27, time drop, 9. Dylan McVeigh 1:20.50, 10. Daniel Chaussky 1:20.59, time drop, 11. Atharv Agashe 1:20.94, time drop, 13. Vishnu Shivakumar 1:22.82, time drop, 15. Lorenzo Bagnuoli 1:24.82; 11-12, 1. Matt McVeigh, SOFLO 1:05.60, time drop; SOFLO: 3. Ian Barrios 1:06.29, time drop, 14. Aleksander Chaussky 1:11.81, time drop; 13-14, 1. Andre Porras, Azura 1:00.39; SOFLO: 18. Sakima Coradin 1:16.85, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Daniel Fiallo, SF 58.10.

50-yard butterfly:
9-10, 1. Zacc Carrera, SF 40.93; SOFLO: 2. Daniel Chaussky 42.74, 8. Vishnu Shivakumar 45.87, time drop, 9. Lorenzo Bagnuoli 46.32, 11. Dylan McVeigh 48.13, 13. Matteo Castelli 50.84, time drop, 14. Benjamin Liss 51.18, time drop; 11-12, 1. Antonio Fraga, PC 33.95; SOFLO: 3. Ian Barrios 35.27, time drop, 16. Adrian Sowma 42.62, time drop, 18. Luke Mercier 45.31, time drop; 13-14, 1. Felix Gonzalez, SOFLO 30.16, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Lee Webb, CCPR 30.35.

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Alex Viazmetinov, SOFLO 2:43.98; SOFLO: 2. Noah Mejias 2:53.52; 11-12, 1. Antonio Fraga, PC 2:36.14; 13-14, 1. Joshua Olds, MWA 2:19.87; 15-and-over, 1. Juan Perez, MWA 2:15.37.

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

SOFLO’s Gaby Banks Wraps Up UANA Swimming Cup Appearance


By Sharon Robb

LIMA, Peru, February 24, 2020–South Florida Aquatic Club’s Gaby Banks of Jamaica wrapped up her final day action at the Union Americana De Natacion (UANA) Swimming Cup Sunday at Videna Aquatic Complex in Lima, Peru.

Banks, 16, was eighth in the 15-17 100-yard freestyle in 1:00.54, off her entry time of 59.50. She was seeded tenth in the event.

Banks was also 13th in the 50-meter butterfly in 30.47.

Jamaica’s five-member women’s team finished tenth overall with 39 points. Mexico won the combined and women’s team titles and Argentina won the men’s team title.

On her first day of competition on Saturday, Banks’ highest finish was sixth in the 50-meter freestyle in 27.36, off her entry time of 26.65.

Banks was also 15th in the 100-meter butterfly in 1:10.01 and 17th in the 50-meter breaststroke in 37.87.

Banks had an impressive outing last year in the FINA World Junior Championships where she posted her 50-meter freestyle best time becoming the fifth-fastest Jamaican female of all time on the short-course circuit.

Banks is a year-to-year national age group representative and multi-medalist at Carifta and CCCAN.

UANA Swimming Cup is a biennial premier swimming event hosted by the Swimming Union of the Americas. UANA’s existence dates back to the 1948 Olympic Games in London.

UANA Swimming Cup is held in three age groups, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-17, the same age categories as the Carifta and CCCAN Swimming Championships.

TEAM TOTALS
COMBINED:
1. Mexico 718.5, 2. Brazil 618, 3. Argentina 599.5, 4. Peru 269.5, 5. Colombia 215.00.

MEN: 1. Argentina 300, 2. Mexico 293, 3. Brazil 239.5, 4. Bahamas 158.5, 5. St. Lucia 148.

WOMEN: 1. Mexico 383.5, 2. Brazil 334.5, 3. Argentina 265.5, 4. Peru 153.5, 5. Colombia 122.5, 10. Jamaica 39.

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

Royalty, Gonzalez Lead SOFLO On Day One Of Broward BC Championships


By Sharon Robb

SUNRISE, February 24, 2020–Cherill Royalty and Felix Gonzalez were top finishers for South Florida Aquatic Club Sharks on Day One of the Broward County BC Championships at Sunrise Civic Center Pool.

Royalty, 8, won the 8-and-under 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 48.00 and 50-yard butterfly in 37.34, another best time. She was also second in the 50-yard backstroke in 44.19.

Felix Gonzalez, 13, won the 13-14 100-yard butterfly in a best time 1:04.16. He was also second in the 100-yard backstroke in a best time 1:08.03 and third in the 50-yard breaststroke in 36.04.

SOFLO’s B team won the mixed 200-yard freestyle relay in 2:03.22 with Alexandra Strong, Aleksander Chaussky, Ian Barrios and Anjana Andapally.

Other SOFLO top three finishers:

Genesis Escobar, 50-yard breaststroke, second, 40.99, time drop.

Amanda Grubbs, 100-yard backstroke, third, 1:18.85, time drop.

Cali Harries, 50-yard breaststroke, third, 38.38, time drop.

Roshini Shivakumar, 100-yard butterfly, third, 1:29.65, time drop.

Anjana Andapally, 200-yard freestyle, third 2:30.94.

Dylan McVeigh, 50-yard breaststroke, third, 45.65, time drop.

Matt McVeigh, 200-yard freestyle, third, 2:24.40, time drop.

The meet was open to all swimmers on Broward County Florida Gold Coast registered teams who have yet to achieve a BB national time age group motivational time standard in the events they are entered.

BB time standards have been calculated for the 50s of the strokes and 100 individual medley in the 13-and-over age group.

In addition to SOFLO, other teams in the field were Azura Florida Aquatics, Coral Springs Swim Club, Cyclones, Eagles Swim Club, Heritage Aquatic Team, Midtown Weston, Pine Crest, Plantation Swim Team, Pompano Beach, Swim Fort Lauderdale, SwimFast, Team FLA TS Aquatics, Westminster Academy and host Sunrise Swimming.

SOFLO had 58 swimmers (22 girls, 36 boys) compete in 274 individual events.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

Mixed 200-yard freestyle relay:
12-and-under: 1. SOFLO B 2:03.22 (Alexandra Strong, Aleksander Chaussky, Ian Barrios, Anjana Andapally), 5. SOFLO A 2:06.03; 13-and-over: 1. Swim Fast 150.47.

50-yard backstroke:
8-and-under, 1. Jilliam Henriquez, Azura 41.80; SOFLO: 2. Cherill Royalty 44.19, 9. Christie Ann Lumsden 49.19, time drop.

100-yard backstroke
9-10, 1. Roxan Rodriguez, MWA 1:24.98; SOFLO: 8. Gianna Martin 1:34.42, 9. Aanya Robinson 1:36.34; 11-12, 1. Lola Rodgers, PC 1:15.10; SOFLO: 3. Amanda Grubbs 1:18.85, time drop, 10. Sophia Avila 1:22.45, time drop; 13-14, 1. Abby Juskiewicz, PST 1:11.72; SOFLO: 12. Roshini Shivakumar 1:21.40, 14. Cali Harries 1:23.51, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Claire-Michelle Sweet, MWA 1:11.54.

50-yard breaststroke:
8-and-under, 1. Cherill Royalty, SOFLO 48.00, time drop; 9-10, 1. Lily Mirones, SUN 45.79; SOFLO: 8. Aanya Robinson 49.81; 11-12, 1. Salome Paniagua, MWA 40.49; SOFLO: 2. Genesis Escobar 40.99, time drop, 4. Anjana Andapally 41.57, time drop, 9. Alexandra Strong 42.43, time drop; 13-14, 1. Makaila Blanchard, SF 37.51; SOFLO: 3. Cali Harries 38.38, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Claire-Michelle Sweet, MWA 38.29.

50-yard freestyle:
8-and-under, 1. Jilliam Henriquez, Azura 35.24; SOFLO: 4. Christie Ann Lumsden 38.04; 9-10, 1. Makahla Gregory, SF 33.12; 11-12, 1. Sam Springer, CSSC 30.32; SOFLO: 5. Amanda Grubbs 32.00, 7. Olivia Wang 32.18, time drop; 13-14, 1. Elleyah Mizrachi, PST 30.79; SOFLO: 6. Cali Harries 32.07, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Lindsay Selbach, FLA 28.99.

50-yard butterfly:
8-and-under, 1. Cherill Royalty, SOFLO 37.34, time drop; SOFLO: 6. Christie Ann Lumsden 49.34, 14. Gabriela Ekht 1:00.40, time drop.

100-yard butterfly:
9-10, 1. Roxan Rodriguez, MWA 1:23.83; SOFLO: 4. Aanya Robinson 1:39.34; 11-12, 1. Kayla Mann, PC 1:15.96; SOFLO: 4. Amanda Grubbs 1:18.99, time drop, 5. Anjana Andapally 1:24.19, time drop, 8. Sophia Avila 1:28.86, time drop, 10. Mikhel Martin 1:30.69, 13. Gabriela Marin 1:31.81, time drop; 13-14, 1. Camryn Britto, SF 1:07.57; SOFLO: 3. Roshini Shivakumar 1:29.65, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Eva Pierre-Antoine, CCPR 1:07.97.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Roxan Rodriguez, MWA 2:42.30; SOFLO: 5. Gianna Martin 2:57.01; 11-12, 1. Addison Palumbo, CSSC 2:25.57; SOFLO: 3. Anjana Andapally 2:30.94; 13-14, 1. Annelise Driscoll, PC 2:21.71; SOFLO: 4. Roshini Shivakumar 2:24.64, time drop, 7. Carli Harries 2:27.31, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Eva Pierre-Antoine, CCPR 2:12.80.

BOYS

50-yard backstroke:
8-and-under, 1. Daniel Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 42.41; SOFLO: 6. Matthew Ortiz 46.30, time drop, 9. Zachary Snigur 48.89, 12. Tom Petkov 52.71, time drop, 15. Alesandro Suarez Cabrera 54.00, time drop.

100-yard backstroke:
9-10, 1. Felipe Alvarez, Unattached 1:18.60; SOFLO: 4. Andy Ding 1:27.82, 11. Lorenzo Bagnuoli 1:34.27, 12. Jacob Lee 1:34.63, 14. Atharv Agashe 1:37.95; 11-12, 1. Jose Torres, SFTL 1:12.77; SOFLO: 10. Ian Barrios 1:22.49, time drop; 13-14, 1. Joshua Olds, MWA 1:06.91; SOFLO: 2. Felix Gonzalez 1:08.03, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Juan Perez, MWA 1:05.55.

50-yard breaststroke:
8-and-under, 1. Luca Pichardo, CCPR 49.51; SOFLO: 5. Ethan Phan 51.99, 6. Alessandro Suarez Cabrera 52.32, time drop, 7. Zachary Snigur 53.05, 9. Luis Escobar 57.08, 14. Toma Petkov 59.65; 9-10, 1. Nomar Alvarez, Unattached 44.88; SOFLO: 3. Dylan McVeigh 45.65, time drop, 4. Daniel Chaussky 47.63, time drop, 9. Jacob Lee 49.24, 10. Vishnu Shivakumar 49.42, time drop, 11. Andy Ding 49.69, 12. Eric Ferrer 49.85; 11-12, 1. Jose Torres, SFTL 39.48; SOFLO: 8. Noah Lee 43.20, time drop, 9. Ian Barrios 43.64, time drop; 13-14, 1. Leo Covic, SFTL 35.76; SOFLO: 3. Felix Gonzalez 36.04; 15-and-over, 1. Juan Perez, MWA 34.12.

50-yard freestyle:
8-and-under, 1. Luca Pichardo, CCPR 34.55; SOFLO: 10. Alessandro Suarez Cabrera 42.77, time drop; 9-10, 1. Makahla Gregory, SF 33.12; 11-12, 1. Christian King, PC 29.53; SOFLO: 6. Ian Barrios 30.87, time drop; 13-14, 1. Juan Sarmiento, PST 26.67; 15-and-over, 1. Ventura Torres, MWA 26.02.

50-yard butterfly:
8-and-under, 1. Nicholas Cuffe, SFTL 40.51; SOFLO: 4. Matthew Ortiz 44.01, time drop, 6. Toma Petkov 47.93, time drop, 8. Ethan Phan 54.59, 9. Alessandro Suarez Cabrera 58.63.

100-yard butterfly:
9-10, 1. Roger Moscote-Chen, Unattached 1:19.36; SOFLO: 4. Andy Ding 1:39.38, 5. Lorenzo Bagnuoli 1:47.96; 11-12, 1. Jose Torres, SFTL 1:17.06; 13-14, 1. Felix Gonzalez, SOFLO 1:04.16, time drop; 15-and-over, 1. Juan Perez, MWA 1:01.83.

200-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Davi Moreira, PB 2:20.25; SOFLO: 3. Matt McVeigh 2:24.40, time drop; 13-14, 1. Juan Sarmiento, PST 2:06.69; 15-and-over, 1. Giancarlo Porras, Azura 2:07.59.

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

SOFLO’s Gaby Banks Finishes Sixth At UANA Swimming Cup


By Sharon Robb

LIMA, Peru, February 22, 2020–South Florida Aquatic Club’s Gaby Banks of Jamaica finished her first three events Friday and Saturday at the Union Americana De Natacion (UANA) Swimming Cup at Videna Aquatic Complex in Lima, Peru.

Banks’ highest finish was sixth in the 15-17 50-meter freestyle in 27.36, off her entry time of 26.65.

Banks was also 15th in the 100-meter butterfly in 1:10.01 and 17th in the 50-meter breaststroke in 37.87.

Banks has two events remaining on Sunday, the third and final day. She will swim the 100-meter freestyle and 50-meter butterfly.

Banks is coming off an impressive outing last year in the FINA World Junior Championships where she posted her 50-meter freestyle best time becoming the fifth-fastest Jamaican female of all time on the short-course circuit.

Banks is a year-to-year national age group representative and multi-medalist at Carifta and CCCAN.

Banks is among a five-member all-female team from Jamaica. A field of 450 athletes from 25 countries are competing. It is the first international meet of the 2020 season.

Banks’ teammates are Brooke Hopkins, 14, Zaneta Alvaranga, 15, Kokolo Foster, 13, and Christanya Shirley, 12.

SOFLO’s four-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson, a member of the UANA Swimming Technical Committee, is in Lima also.

UANA Swimming Cup is a biennial premier swimming event hosted by the Swimming Union of the Americas. UANA’s existence dates back to the 1948 Olympic Games in London.

UANA Swimming Cup is held in three age groups, 11-12, 13-14 and 15-17, the same age categories as the Carifta and CCCAN Swimming Championships. It is in long course meters and timed finals.

Jamaica is 17th among combined teams and 11th among women’s teams with 23 points.

TEAM TOTALS
COMBINED
: 1. Mexico 514.5, 2. Argentina 449.5, 3. Brazil 425.5, 4. Peru 188.5, 5. Colombia 154.5.

MEN: 1. Argentina 227, 2. Mexico 223, 3. Brazil 185, 4. St. Lucia 103, 5. Bahamas 100.5.

WOMEN: 1. Mexico 291.5, 2. Brazil 240.5, 3. Argentina 222.5, 4. Peru 114.5, 5. Colombia 87.5, 11. Jamaica 23.

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

Jordan Evans, Toma Petkov Triple Winners, Lead SOFLO Sharks At Sweetheart Sizzler


By Sharon Robb

POMPANO BEACH, February 18, 2020—South Florida Aquatic Club had several outstanding swims at the recent Pompano Beach Piranhas Sweetheart Sizzler at Pompano Beach Aquatic Center.

Jordan Evans and Toma Petkov were SOFLO Sharks’ top finishers.

Evans, 8, won the 7-8 25-yard backstroke in 19.00, 25-yard freestyle in 17.55 and 25-yard breaststroke in 24.71. Evans anchored the winning 100-yard freestyle relay in 1:15.11 with teammates Christie Lumsden, Gabriela Ekht and Devy Otero. Evans was also second in the 25-yard butterfly.

Petkov, 7, was a triple winner. He won the 7-8 25-yard backstroke in 25.77, 25-yard breaststroke in 25.66 and 25-yard freestyle in 18.95. Petkov was also third in the 25-yard butterfly in 24.19.

Other top three SOFLO Sharks finishers were:

Christie Lumsden, 7, second in the 25-yard breaststroke in 22.84; third in the 25-yard butterfly, 23.46; third in the 25-yard backstroke, 24.56; third in the 25-yard freestyle in 18.70.

Ethan Phan, 7, second, 25-yard butterfly, 23.83; second in the 25-yard breaststroke in 25.92.

Alessandro Suarez Cabrera, 8, third, 25-yard breaststroke, 27.28.

SATURDAY SIZZLER RESULTS
GIRLS

25-yard butterfly:
6-and-under, 1. Marley Spicer, PB 32.65; 7-8, 1. Nikolina Dengerud, PB 19.11; SOFLO: 2. Jordan Evans 19.18, 3. Christie Lumsden 23.46, 6. Gabriela Ekht 30.07.

25-yard backstroke:
6-and-under, 1. Marley Spicer, PB 32.40; 7-8, 1. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 19.00; SOFLO: 3. Christie Lumsden 24.56, 5. Gabriela Ekht 28.24.

25-yard breaststroke:
6-and-under, 1. Marley Spicer, PB 40.94; 7-8, 1. Nikolina Dengerud, PB 22.71; SOFLO: 2. Christie Lumsden 22.84, 3. Jordan Evans 24.71, 5. Gabriela Ekht 33.67.

25-yard freestyle:
6-and-under, 1. Marley Spicer, PB 29.25; 7-8, 1. Jordan Evans, SOFLO 17.55; SOFLO: 3. Christie Lumsden 18.70, 5. Gabriela Ekht 22.79.

100-yard freestyle relay:
8-and-under, 1. SOFLO 1:15.11 (Christie Lumsden, Gabriela Ekht, Devy Otero, Jordan Evans).

BOYS

25-yard butterfly:
7-8, 1. Lucas Balog, PB 23.53; SOFLO: 2. Ethan Phan 23.83, 3. Toma Petkov 24.19, 4. Alessandro Suarez Cabrera 25.52.

25-yard backstroke:
7-8, 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 25.77; SOFLO: Alessandro Suarez Cabrera 27.22, 6. Ethan Phan 31.37.

25-yard breaststroke:
7-8, 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 25.66; SOFLO: 2. Ethan Phan 25.92, 3. Alessandro Suarez Cabrera 27.28.

25-yard freestyle:
7-8, 1. Toma Petkov, SOFLO 18.95; SOFLO: 4. Ethan Phan 22.05, 5. Alessandro Suarez Cabrera 22.47.

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

Olivia Dinehart Leads SOFLO At Senior Long Course Sectional Qualifier


By Sharon Robb

February 12, 2020–Olivia Dinehart was the top finisher for South Florida Aquatic Club at the Florida Gold Coast Senior Long Course Sectional Qualifier Saturday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Dinehart, 15, won the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:16.26 and 200-meter breaststroke in 2:41.51. She was also third in the 400-meter individual medley in 5:19.84.

Four-time Jamaican Olympian Alia Atkinson was second in the 50-meter butterfly in 28.72 behind Lake Lytal Lightning’s Anna Herbst in 28.65 and second in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:43.06 behind Dinehart.

Juan Mora was SOFLO boys top finisher, fourth in the 50-meter butterfly in 26.60.

Other top three SOFLO finishers were:

Mallory Schleicher was third in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:33.62.

Molly Golding was third in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:19.15.

SOFLO had 42 swimmers (22 girls and 20 boys) compete in 196 individual events and one relay event in timed finals.

In addition to SOFLO, the field featured a mix of international swimmers and Florida Gold Coast teams including Azura, Pine Crest, East Coast Aquatic, SwimFast, North Palm Beach, Metro Aquatics, Flood Aquatics, Boca Raton Swim Team, Eagle Aquatics, Jupiter Dragons, TS Aquatics and Italy.

SATURDAY SESSION ONE
WOMEN

200-meter mixed medley relay:
1. Italy 1:53.95, 6. SOFLO A 2:01.95, 7. SOFLO B 2:02.39, 8. SOFLO D 2:03.33, 10. SOFLO C 2:10.59.

200-meter freestyle:
1. Simona Quadarella, Italy 2:03.85; SOFLO: 14. Mallory Schleicher 2:14.40, 18. Olivia Dinehart 2:16.31.

400-meter individual medley:
1. Laura Sofia Melo, Azura 5:09.93; SOFLO: 3. Olivia Dinehart 5:19.84, 4. Molly Golding 5:23.15, 5. Sally Golding 5:25.81, 8. Sarah Acevedo 5:37.30, 9. Sophia Grubbs 5:39.36, 10. Sabrina Osorio 5:54.78.

200-meter butterfly:
1. Maddy Smutny, SOFLO 2:27.27; SOFLO: 3. Mallory Schleicher 2:33.62, 6. Sarah Acevedo 2:36.94.

50-meter freestyle:
1. Allyson Ponson, Azura 25.94 (OT); SOFLO: 6. Gaby Banks 27.72.

200-meter backstroke:
1. Celina Marquez, Azura 2:22.47; SOFLO: 6. Elena Dinehart 2:32.27, 13. Mariann Catalasan 2:40.16, 15. Jena Legaspi 2:41.88, 18. JennaMarie Brames 2:44.72, 19. Sofia Osorio 2:46.50.

100-meter breaststroke:
1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 1:16.26; SOFLO: 3. Molly Golding 1:19.15, 4. Sophia Grubbs 1:19.43, 16. Sabrina Osorio 1:26.27, 18. Mariann Catalasan 1:27.27.

50-meter butterfly:
1. Anna Herbst, Lake Lytal Lightning 28.65; SOFLO: 2. Alia Atkinson 28.72, 6. Gaby Banks 30.51, 12. Molly Golding 31.48, best time, 15. Manuela Gonzalez 31.73.

50-meter backstroke:
1. Erika Pelaez, Eagle Aquatics 29.90; SOFLO: 7. Mallory Schleicher 33.44, time drop, 21. Mariann Catalasan 36.34.

1500-meter freestyle:
1. Mariangela Cincotti, Azura 17:59.75.

MEN

200-meter freestyle:
1. Gabriele Detti, Italy 1:50.71.

400-meter individual medley:
1. Marco de Tullio, Italy 4:33.85; SOFLO: 7. Rafael Rodriguez 4:53.69, 9. Leonardo Mateus 5:03.66, 11. Sebastian Larres 5:05.69, 12. John Paul Handal 5:08.23, 15. Javier Colmenares 5:30.77.

200-meter butterfly:
1. Yeziel Morales, Azura 2:03.77; SOFLO: 12. Alejandro Mateus 2:22.53, 13. Miguel Sierra 2:25.18.

50-meter freestyle:
1. Steven Aimable, Azura 24.05; SOFLO: 12. Michael Arias 25.75, 18. Robert Wilson 26.37.

200-meter backstroke:
1. Yeziel Morales, Azura 2:05.90; SOFLO: 13. Sebastian Lares 2:26.93, 15. Alejandro Mateus 2:26.99, 16. Yannai Michael 2:29.10, 21. Marcos Vazquez 2:40.53.

100-meter breaststroke:
1. Raphael Windmuller, Azura 1:05.64; SOFLO: 7. Juan Pablo Pineda 1:10.09, 9. Juan Mora 1:11.11, 10. Manuel Melendez 1:13.38, time drop, 12. Rafael Rodriguez 1:14.45, 15. John Paul Handal 1:16.57, 16. Michael Arias 1:16.87, 21. Alex Golding 1:19.16, 22. Javier Colmenares 1:19.52, 24. Leonardo Mateus 1:19.90.

50-meter butterfly:
1. Abbas Qali, Azura 25.59; SOFLO: 4. Juan Mora 26.60, 9. Rafael Rodriguez 27.36.

50-meter backstroke:
1. Lance Lesage, Pine Crest 27.73; SOFLO: 6. Juan Colmenares 30.12, 12. Manuel Melendez 31.90, 20. Marcos Vazquez 33.25, 22. Alex Golding 33.38.

1500-meter freestyle:
1. Gregorio Paltrinieri, Italy 15:04.13.

SATURDAY SESSION II
WOMEN

Mixed 200-meter freestyle relay:
1. Italy 1:40.89, 5. SOFLO A 1:49.24, 6. SOFLO D 1:51.69, 8. SOFLO B 1:52.05, 9. SOFLO C 1:53.59.

200-meter individual medley:
1. Andrea Santander, PC 2:22.18, 6. Olivia Dinehart 2:29.16, 9. Molly Golding 2:33.69, 13. Sally Golding 2:36.50.

100-meter freestyle:
1. Erika Pelaez, EA 56.03; SOFLO: 10. Gaby Banks 1:01.38, 13. Mallory Schleicher 1:02.09.

100-meter butterfly:
1. Anna Herbst, Lake Lytal 1:03.94; SOFLO: 11. Maddie Smutny 1:09.28, 14. Olivia Dinehart 1:10.10 and Paige Lane 1:10.10, 17. Gaby Banks 1:10.46.

400-meter freestyle:
1. Simona Quadrella, Italy 4:11.59; SOFLO: 5. Mallory Schleicher 4:31.39, 7. Maddie Smutny 4:41.24, 10. Elena Dinehart 4:46.29, 12. Sara Quintero 4:53.72, 14. Michelle Marinheiro 5:00.34.

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 2:41.51; SOFLO: 2. Alia Atkinson 2:43.06, 5. Molly Golding 2:52.21, 10. Sabrina Osorio 2:59.87, 11. Sophia Grubbs 3:00.94, 12. Mariann Catalasan 3:04.50.

100-meter backstroke:
1. Erika Pelaez, EA 1:02.65; SOFLO: 7. Elena Dinehart 1:09.98.

50-meter breaststroke:
1. Lucy Miller, SAS 35.45.

MEN

200-meter individual medley:
1. Yeziel Morales, Azura 2:10.14; SOFLO: 14. Juan Colmenares 2:23.85 and John Paul Handal 2:23.85, 17. Alejandro Mateus 2:24.21, 18. Sebastian Lares 2:24.89, 20. Alex Golding 2:28.37, 25. Javier Colmenares 2:33.05.

100-meter freestyle:
1. Mattia Zuin, Italy 51.71; SOFLO: 7. Juan Mora 56.08, 8. Michael Arias 56.18, 11. Robert Wilson 56.36, 17. Rafael Rodriguez 56.87.

100-meter butterfly:
1. Abbas Qali, Azura 56.17; SOFLO: 9. Miguel Sierra 1:00.14, 14. Juan Colmenares 1:03.55, 17. Michael Arias 1:04.11, 18. Sebastian Lares 1:04.46, 20. Alejandro Mateus 1:04.60, 24. Yannai Michael 1:06.96.

400-meter freestyle:
1. Gabriele Detti, Italy 3:52.71; SOFLO: 14. John Paul Handal 4:22.99, 15. Rafael Rodriguez 4:25.15, 19. Miguel Sierra 4:30.69, 20. Leonardo Mateus 4:32.65, 22. Alex Golding 4:36.44, 23. Robert Wilson 4:36.49.

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Raphael Windmuller, Azura 2:22.42; SOFLO: 6. Juan Mora 2:36.58, 8. Manuel Melendez 2:46.32, 12. Javier Colmenares 2:52.25, 13. John Paul Handal 2:54.71.

100-meter backstroke:
1. Yeziel Morales, Azura 58.32; SOFLO: 5. Miguel Sierra 1:05.79, 12. Alejandro Mateus 1:07.76.

50-meter breaststroke:
1. Raphael Windmuller, Azura 29.46.

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

Alan Bertea Top SOFLO Finisher In Coral Springs Open Invitational


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, February 10, 2020—South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers got in some good racing and had some nice time drops Saturday at the Coral Springs Open Invitational at Coral Springs Aquatic Center’s Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions.

Alan Bertea, 15, was SOFLO’s top finisher placing fourth in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:23.77. Dario Martin, 15, of Olympus Swimming Club won the event in 2:09.82.

Other top SOFLO finishers were:

Izzy Wilson, 13, seventh in the 200-yard butterfly in a best time 2:25.05 and ninth in the 200-yard individual medley in 2:25.28, also a best time.

Elise Dinehart, 11, was tenth in the 200-yard breaststroke in a best time 2:50.96.

Adrian Hernandez, 14, was 11th in both the 100-yard backstroke in a best time 1:01.29 and 50-yard breaststroke in a best time 31.99.

Austin Nelson, 14, was 11th in the 200-yard butterfly in a best time 2:17.59.

On Saturday only, SOFLO Sharks had 41 boys and 34 girls racing in 275 individual events.

The long course meters meet was timed finals.

SATURDAY RESULTS
GIRLS

200-yard individual medley:
1. Lilia Blanco, PB 2:15.61; SOFLO: 9. Izzy Wilson 2:25.28, time drop, 13. Lucy Smutny 2:26.44, 35. Sarah Vasquez 2:34.01, 38. Pilar Duranti 2:36.09, 47. Genesis Escobar 2:40.39.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Jaclyn Nelson, PB 1:03.00; SOFLO: 13. Lucy Smutny 1:06.62, 28. Mariana Pinto 1:10.17, 29. Fiorella Di Salvo 1:10.88, 38. Pilar Duranti 1:12.89, 46. Sofia Lugo 1:13.83, time drop.

50-yard butterfly:
1. Riley McCormick, CSSC 27.58; SOFLO: 22. Lucy Smutny 31.05, 26. Izzy Wilson 31.41, time drop, 42. Genesis Escobar 32.85, 46. Sofia Lugo 33.15, 48. Sarah Vasquez 33.40, time drop, 49. Lydia Smutny 33.51, time drop, 50. Olivia Ware 33.59, time drop.

50-yard breaststroke:
1. Rachel Yordi, EA 31.55; SOFLO: 19. Fiorella DiSalvo 37.43, 26. Elise Dinehart 38.03, 48. Mariana Pinto 40.77, 49. Genesis Escobar 41.03, time drop, 53. Gianna Martin 41.71, time drop.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Olivia Mason, CSSC 56.02; SOFLO: 17. Izzy Wilson 59.46, 19. Lucy Smutny 59.56, 47. Genesis Escobar 1:03.32, 55. Pilar Duranti 1:04.42.

200-yard butterfly:
1. Lilia Blanco, PB 2:15.10; SOFLO: 7. Izzy Wilson 2:25.05, time drop, 13. Mariana Pinto 2:32.13, 16. Olivia Ware 2:44.60, time drop.

200-yard breaststroke:
1. Lilia Blanco, PB 2:35.54; SOFLO: 10. Elise Dinehart 2:50.96, time drop, 15. Sarah Vazquez 2:55.96, time drop, 18. Shelby Evans 3:01.50, time drop, 27. Gianna Martin 3:21.20, 30. Olivia Wilson 3:26.07, 31. Jordan Evans 3:26.55.

BOYS

200-yard individual medley:
1. Dario Martin, OSC 1:57.61; SOFLO: 8. Adrian Hernandez 2:10.26, time drop, 18. Austin Nelson 2:16.71, time drop, 21. Alan Bertea 2:18.21, 22. Luca Hincapie 2:18.43, time drop, 31. Ethan McPeek 2:22.74, 32. Hashan Ekanayake 2:23.56, time drop, 33. Felix Gonzalez 2:25.32, 35. Nicholas Pelaez 2:26.13, time drop, 36. Matthew Kim 2:26.39, 38. Jaden Amores 2:27.13, time drop, 49. Marvan Ekanayake 2:33.86.

100-yard backstroke:
1. Finn Winkler, EA 53.65; SOFLO: 11. Adrian Hernandez 1:01.29, time drop, 15. Kevin Moya 1:02.33, 19. Matthew Kim 1:04.50, 20. Ethan McPeek 1:04.54, 21. Jaden Amores 1:04.98, time drop, 29. Alejandro Mora 1:08.77, time drop, 30. Benjamin Kim 1:09.50, time drop, 32. Felix Gonzalez 1:09.69, 37. Nicholas Pelaez 1:11.43, 38. Ignacio Fernandez 1:11.80, time drop, 45. Giovanni Otrello 1:14.50, time drop, 48. Matt McVeigh 1:15.16.

50-yard butterfly:
1. Daniel Ramirez, WA 22.30; SOFLO: 27. Kevin Moya 27.27, 31. Alan Bertea 27.90, time drop, 33. Luca Hincapie 27.98, time drop, 36. Hashan Ekanayake 28.37, time drop, 41. Nicholas Pelaez 29.54, time drop, 42. Ethan McPeek 29.59, time drop, 43. Giovanni Otrello 29.60, 44. Marvan Ekanayake 29.95, 44. Austin Nelson 29.95, time drop.

50-yard breaststroke:
1. ario Mar 27,74; SOFLO: 11. Adrian Hernandez 31.99, time drop, 26. Matthew Kim 35.34, 27. Felipe Rodriguez 35.39, 30. Benjamin Kim 36.79, time drop, 33. Ryan Harries 37.09, 34. Abraham Penaloza 37.39, 40. Matt McVeigh 39.37.

100-yard freestyle:
1. Daniel Ramirez, WA 45.62; SOFLO: 20. Adrian Hernandez 53.36, time drop, 30. Hashan Ekanayake 55.63, time drop, 35. Austin Nelson 56.30, 38. Kevin Moya 56.55, 39. Alan Bertea 56.68, 40. Luca Hincapie 56.74, time drop, 46. Giovanni Otrello 58.01, time drop, 49. Felix Gonzalez 58.25, time drop.

200-yard butterfly:
1. Nikita Efimov, OSC 2:01.22; SOFLO: 11. Austin Nelson 2:17.59, time drop, 16. Nicholas Pelaez 2:21.91, time drop, 18. Jaden Amores 2:25.59, time drop, 19. Ethan McPeek 2:30.87, 22. Juan Vallmitjana 2:34.10, time drop, 23. Marvan Ekanayake 2:36.32.

200-yard breaststroke:
1. Dario Martin, OSC 2:09.82; SOFLO: 4. Alan Bertea 2:23.77, 13. Giorgio Rusconi 2:38.07, time drop, 26. Felipe Rodriguez 2:50.96, time drop, 27. Ryan Harries 2:52.07, time drop, 34. Juan Vallmitjana 2:57.11, 36. Alex Viazmetinov 3:01.79, 38. Matt McVeigh 3:03.74.

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