South Florida Aquatic Club Captures FGC Short Course Junior Olympics For Tenth Title


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, March 17, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club continues to build on its winning tradition, culture and legacy in Florida Gold Coast swimming.

On Sunday, the largest and most diverse club won the Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympic Short Course Championship at Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions.

It was a record ninth consecutive and tenth overall combined short course team title in the club’s 19-year history.

SOFLO won the combined team title with 936 points, nearly 300 points ahead of runner-up Pine Crest with 670.

SOFLO won the boys team totals with 524 points ahead of runner-up FAST with 401.

SOFLO girls finished runner-up to Pine Crest by just 18 points. Pine Crest, led by Julia Podkoscielny and Sara Lin, won with 429 points and SOFLO had 411.

Buoyed by talent, depth and strong relay contingent, SOFLO led the three-day meet from start-to-finish much to the delight of swimmers, parents and coaches.

The boys 10-and-under and 11-12 groups were the top age groups in team rankings. The 13-14 boys were ranked second. SOFLO girls 11-12 and 13-14 were ranked third.

The girls top points finisher in high point was Olivia Dinehart, 14, third in 13-14 with 70 points. Sebastian Lares, 14, was the top boys swimmer third with 64 points. Both left a lasting impression in their final JO Short Course meet since they will be aging up.

With 60 swimmers in 317 individual events and 42 relays SOFLO was the team to beat from opening day.

During the final day of competition, Olivia Dinehart won the 13-14 50-yard breaststroke in 29.38 and 1,650-yard freestyle in 17:05.70.

Madeline Smutny won the 13-14 200-yard butterfly in 2:07.72.

In an exciting relay race, SOFLO’s 11-12 girls 200-yard freestyle relay was second in 1:47.74 with Mariana Pinto, Gabriela Avila, Isabelle Wilson and Anastasia Lutz. Coral Springs Swim Club won in 1:47.69.

Isabelle Wilson was second in the 11-12 1,650-yard freestyle in 18:32.42.

SOFLO’s 13-14 400-yard freestyle relay was third in 3:41.81 with Olivia Dinehart, Elena Dinehart, Victoria Torres and Alexis Christensen.

SOFLO’s 11-12 boys 200-yard freestyle relay was third in 1:47.41 with Javier Colmenares, Luca Hincapie, Marvan Ekanayake and Kevin Moya.

SOFLO’s 13-14 400-yard freestyle relay was third in 3:22.69 with Juan Mora, Diego Nazario-Vazquez, Zackary Harris and Sebastian Lares.

Stefano Mazzi was third in the 10-and-under 200-yard individual medley in 2:34.24.

Javier Colmenares was second in the 11-12 200-yard individual medley in 2:08.42. He was also second in the 50-yard breaststroke in 30.79.

Sebastian Lares was second in the 13-14 200-yard individual medley in 1:57.58.

Juan Mora was third in the 13-14 50-yard breaststroke in 28.09.

The top six finishers in each JO event qualify for the Florida Gold Coast All-Star team.

More than 600 swimmers and 43 teams competed. Among FGC teams competing at Pine Crest Swimming, Azura Florida Aquatics, East Coast, Heritage Aquatics, Hialeah, TS Aquatics, Metro Aquatics, North Palm Beach, Miami Swimming, Wahoos of Wellington, FAST, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Gulliver and AquaKids Sharks.

SUNDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 936, 2. Pine Crest Swimming 670, 3. Jupiter Dragons 580, 4. St. Andrew’s Aquatics 510, 5. FAST 506, 6. Metro Aquatics 448, 7. Wahoos of Wellington 379, 8. Gulliver 341, 9. Azura 324, 10. Coral Springs Swim Club 320.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 524.5, 2. FAST 401, 3. Jupiter 334.5, 4. Swim Fort Lauderdale 265, 5. Pine Crest 241, 6. Metro Aquatics 229, 7. City of Hialeah 207, 8. St. Andrew’s 206, 9. East Coast 179.5, 10. Azura 140.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Pine Crest 429, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 411.5, 3. St. Andrew’s 304, 4. Wahoos of Wellington 288.5, 5. Coral Springs 285, 6. Gulliver 263, 7. Jupiter 245.5, 8. Midtown Weston 226, 9. Metro Aquatics 219, 10. Azura 184.

AGE GROUP TEAM RANKINGS
GIRLS 10-AND-UNDER: 1. Wahoos of Wellington 161, 2. Metro Aquatics 128, 3. Jupiter 103, 4. Eagle Aquatics 77, 5. Midtown Weston 71, 9. SOFLO 42.

GIRLS 11-12: 1. Coral Springs Swim Club 153, 2. Azura Florida Aquatics 150, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 149.50, 4. Pine Crest 136, 5. Gulliver 117.

GIRLS 13-14: 1. Pine Crest 287, 2. St. Andrew’s 232, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 220, 4. Gulliver 146, 5. Midtown Weston 112.

BOYS 10-AND-UNDER: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 134, 2. Pine Crest 101, 3. Metro Aquatics 86, 4. Flood Aquatics 84, 5. St. Andrew’s 82.

BOYS 11-12: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 163.50, 2. Swim Fort Lauderdale 152, 3. Pine Crest 135, 4. Metro Aquatics 134, 5. Jupiter Dragons 124.

BOYS 13-14: 1. Flood Aquatics 259, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 227, 3. City of Hialeah 205, 4. East Coast Aquatic 139.50, 5. Jupiter Dragons 136.50.

HIGH POINT AWARDS

GIRLS 10-AND-UNDER: 1. Gina Balzano, EA 77; SOFLO: 22. Giada Porven 8, 31. Elise Dinehart 4, 34. Lydia Smutny 2.

GIRLS 11-12: 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 77; SOFLO: 12. Mariana Pinto 24, 15. Natalia Sibug 22, 23. Isabelle Wilson 17, 33. Anastasia Lutz 8.50, 41. Mariann Catalasan 2, Sarah Vasquez 2.

GIRLS 13-14: 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 77; SOFLO: 3. Olivia Dinehart 70, 9. Elena Dinehart 35, 25. Victoria Torres 13, 26. Madeline Smutny 12, 29. Sally Golding 9, 42. Alexis Christensen 1.

BOYS 10-AND-UNDER: 1. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 73; SOFLO: 4. Stefano Mazzi 44, 9. Juan Vallmitjana 24, 19. Connor Jimenez 11, 23. Ryan Harries 7.

BOYS 11-12: 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 77; SOFLO: 5. Javier Colmenares 57, 19. Kevin Moya 18.50, 31. Hashan Ekanayake, 7, Jonathan Lozano, 7.

BOYS 13-14: 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 77; SOFLO: 2. Sebastian Lares 64, 5. Juan Mora 56, 29. Alejandro Mateus 7, 34. Alex Golding 4, 36. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 3, 36. Logan Gonzalez 3, 42. Samuel Bullen 2

GIRLS

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Gioia Balzano, EA 2:29.41, 2. Maria Perez, MWA 2:40.07, 3. Alejandra Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 2:41.91; 11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 2:10.50, 2. Sara Lin, PC 2:15.42, 3. Gabriella Deluna, MWA 2:16.70; SOFLO: 6. Mariana Pinto 2:19.77, 8. Natalia Sibug 2:22.46; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:04.82, 2. Riley Botting, PC 2:07.79, 3. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 2:09.47; SOFLO: 8. Sally Golding 2:14.28.

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 32.53, 2. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 32.65, 3. Abigail Almacen, SUN 33.97; 11-12, 1. Julianne McCranie, Azura 27.87, 2. Nicole Creed, CSSC 28.97, 3. Gabriella Deluna, MWA 29.15; SOFLO: 9. Anastasia Lutz 30.56; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 25.51, 2. Aspen Gersper, SAS 26.12, 3. Katherine Nordheim, SAS 27.32; SOFLO: 5. Elena Dinehart 28.13.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Tessa Broedell, JDST 35.51, 2. Isabel Viera, Unattached 36.60, 3. Myriam Smithwick, JDST 37.76; SOFLO: 11. Elise Dinehart 41.33; 11-12, 1. Sara Lin, PC 30.46, 2. Mercedes Pelayes, SDST 32.30, 3. Abbie Sarg, FKSC 32.58; SOFLO: 5. Natalia Sibug 33.24; 13-14, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 29.38, 2. Michelle Ferrnandez, HSC 29.98, 3. Micaela Sierra, CSSC 30.04; SOFLO: 7. Victoria Torres 30.90.

200-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Emma Herrera, JDST 2:18.01, 2. Sofia Moreno, GRSC 2:19.36, 3. Bianca Nieto, Unattached 2:19.41; 13-14, 1. Madeline Smutny, SOFLO 2:07.72, 2. Giulianna Garcia, TSA 2:08.13, 3. Rebecca Montero, GRSC 2:10.72; SOFLO: 4. Elena Dinehart 2:11.96.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Gioia Balzano, EA 58.77, 2. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 1:01.05, 3. Sofia Jorge, MAC 1:01.90; SOFLO: 22. Sofia Lugo 1:08.47, 27. Elise Dinehart 1:10.52; 11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 51.59, 2. Julianne McCranie, Azura 56.00, 3. Valentina Fraga, PC 56.57; 13-14, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 50.84, 2. Isabella Chambers, PC 52.23, 3. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 52.62.

200-yard freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. Coral Springs 1:47.69, 2. SOFLO A 1:47.74 (Mariana Pinto, Gabriela Avila, Isabelle Wilson, Anastasia Lutz), 3. East Coast 1:47.81, 16. SOFLO B 1:54.41 (Fiorella Di Salvo, Isabella Rodriguez, Sarah Vasquez, Natalua Sibug).

400-yard freestyle relay:
13-14, 1.Pine Crest 3:33.57, 2. St. Andrew’s 3:37.41, 3. SOFLO A 3:41.81 (Olivia Dinehart, Elena Dinehart, Victoria Torres, Alexis Christensen).

1,650-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Kiersten Munna, FAST 18:28.72, 2. Isabelle Wilson, SOFLO 18:32.42, 3. Emma Herrera, JDST 18:36.89; SOFLO: 4. Mariana Pinto 18:37.26, 9. Sarah Vasquez 19:49.89; 13-14, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 17:05.70, 2. Paola Gonzalez, MAC 17:17.53, 3. Erin Miller, SAS 17:25.01; SOFLO: 10. Alexis Christensen 18:15.17.

BOYS

200-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 2:30.85, 2. Andreas Dasilva, WOW 2:34.06, 3. Stefano Mazzi, SOFLO 2:34.24; SOFLO: 18. Mason Jimenez 2:53.30; 11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 2:03.96, 2. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 2:08.42, 3. Alessandro Pereira, Azura 2:10.60; 13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 1:50.77, 2. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 1:57.58, 3. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 2:00.78.

50-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Asher Smith, FAST 31.98, 2. Jordan Jean, PC 32.52, 3. Anthony Palumbo, CSSC 33.14; SOFLO: 6. Connor Jimenez 34.03, 7. Stefano Mazzi 34.04, 14. Leo Shee 35.98, 19. Oleksii Viazmetinov 36.69, 28. Matthew Jimenez 37.66; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 26.14, 2. Jason Cuffe, SFTL 28.41, 3. Riley Brisco, LLL 28.94; SOFLO: 5. Kevin Moya 29.93; 13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 23.04, 2. Hudson Bishop, ECAC 25.24, 3. Gregory Nordheim, SAS 25.34.

50-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Oliver Cannings, AJSC 36.32, 2. Gabriel Amorim, BMSC 36.66, 3. Jared Berke, PC 36.87; SOFLO: 7. Juan Vallmitjana 39.53, 8. Ryan Harries 39.67; 11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 30.46, 2. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 30.79, 3. Giulian Martin, CANE 31.25; 13-14, 1. Aiden Kohanyi, TSA 27.28, 2. Dario Martin, OSC 27.91, 3. Juan Mora, SOFLO 28.09.

200-yard butterfly:
11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 2:05.59, 2. Alessandro Pereira, Azura 2:12.90, 3. Lucas Bailey, ECAC 2:16.59; 13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 1:49.62, 2. Drio Martin, OSC 1:57.60, 3. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 1:59.96; SOFLO: 8. Diego Nazario-Vazquez 2:06.16, 10. Alejandro Mateus 2:10.26.

100-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 59.08, 2. Andreas Dasilva, WOW 59.26, 3. Jared Berke, PC 1:01.45; SOFLO: 8. Stefano Mazzi 1:03.99, 10. Juan Vallmitjana 1:04.23, 19. Oleksii Viazmetinov 1:07.56, 39. Mason Jimenez 1:12.48; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAt 51.80, 2. Riley Brisco, LLL 54.01, 3. Henry Evans, JDST 54.18; SOFLO: 6. Kevin Moya 57.58; 13-14, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 47.61, 2. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 48.16, 3. Juan Mora, SOFLO 48.68.

200-yard freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. Jupiter 1:45.96, 2. Pine Crest 1:47.33, 3. SOFLO A 1:47.41 (Javier Colmenares, Luca Hincapie, Marvan Ekanayake, Kevin Moya), 15. SOFLO B 1:53.84 (Ethan McPeek, Jonathan Lozano, Hashan Ekanayake, Alessio Mazzi).

400-yard freestyle relay:

13-14: 1. City of Hialeah 3:18.56, 2. FAST 3:19.55, 3. SOFLO A 3:22.69 (Juan Mora, Diego Nazario-Vazquez, Zackary Harris, Sebastian Lares), 11. SOFLO B 3:35.68 (Nathaniel Garrick, Alex Golding, Logan Gonzalez, Alejandro Mateus).

1,650-yard freestyle:
11-12, 1. Makar Goncharov, SFTL 17:44.72, 2. Tyler Armbruster, PC 18:06.44, 3. Gavin Sheyda, FAST 18:38.40; SOFLO: 5. Hashan Ekanayake 18:59.40, 8, Jonathan Lozano 19:54.74; 13-14, 1. Christina Proscia, FAST 16:24.37, 2. Nicholas Kjaerulff, ECAC 16:43.22, 3. Mason Taylor, JDST 16:43.86; SOFLO: 10. Alejandro Mateus 17:49.36, 11. Nathaniel Garrick 17:51.92.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com
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SOFLO Swimmers, Relays Shine On Day Two Of FGC Short Course Junior Olympics


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, March 16, 2018—Defending champion South Florida Aquatic Club turned in another day of outstanding swims Saturday on Day Two of the Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympic Short Course Championship at Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions.

SOFLO leads the combined with 409.5 points and boys team totals with 235 points. SOFLO girls overtook Pine Crest to move into first place with 174.5 points.

SOFLO looks to be in the driver’s seat for a record ninth consecutive and tenth overall combined short course team title in the club’s 19-year history.

SOFLO’s girls and boys relays were outstanding piling up the points against some strong competition.

The girls 11-12 400-yard medley relay, seeded fourth going into finals, came up with a stunning win in 4:20.16 with Mariann Catalasan, Natalia Sibug, Mariana Pinto and Anastasia Lutz.

The boys 10-and-under 200-yard medley relay won in 2:15.27 with Connor Jimenez, Ryan Harries, Stefano Mazzi and Juan Vallmitjana.

The boys 11-12 200-yard medley relay won in 1:56.81 with Hashan Ekanayake, Javier Colmenares, Luca Hincapie and Kevin Moya).

The boys 13-14 200-yard medley relay was second in 1:41.25 with Sebastian Lares, Logan Gonzalez, Juan Mora and Diego Nazario-Vazquez.

The boys 11-12 400-yard medley relay was second in 4:19.37 with Jonathan Lozano, Javier Colmenares, Luca Hincapie and Kevin Moya.

The boys 13-14 400-yard medley relay was second in 3:44.13 with Alejandro Mateus, Juan Mora, Sebastian Lares and Diego Nazario-Vazquez.

The girls 13-14 400-yard medley relay was third in 4:04.04 with Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Sally Golding and Victoria Torres.

The girls 13-14 200-yard medley relay was third in 1:51.03 with Elena Dinehart, Victoria Torres, Sally Golding and Olivia Dinehart.

SOFLO individual winners were:

Olivia Dinehart, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:16.51. She was also second in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:30.27.

Sebastian Lares, 200-yard freestyle, 1:44.01.

Stefano Mazzi, 100-yard backstroke, 1:10.56.

At this year’s meet, SOFLO has 60 swimmers in 317 individual events for JOs. SOFLO also entered a record 42 relays.

The 14-year-old SOFLO swimmers are making their final JO short course appearance before aging up and hope to make a lasting impression.

More than 600 swimmers and 43 teams are entered. The top six finishers in each JO event qualify for the Florida Gold Coast All-Star team. Among FGC teams competing at Pine Crest Swimming, Azura Florida Aquatics, East Coast, Heritage Aquatics, Hialeah, TS Aquatics, Metro Aquatics, North Palm Beach, Miami Swimming, Wahoos of Wellington, FAST, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Gulliver and AquaKids Sharks.

The three-day meet concludes Sunday with prelims a 9 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m.

SATURDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS
: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 409.5, 2. Jupiter Dragons 283, 3. Pine Crest Swimming 260, 4. Metro Aquatics 248, 5. St. Andrew’s Swimming 237.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 235, 2. FAST 161, 3. Jupiter Dragons 148.5, 4. Pine Crest Swimming 117, 5. Metro Aquatics 116.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Florida Aquatic Club 174.5, 2. Wahoos of Wellington 168, 3. Pine Crest Swimming 143, 4. St. Andrew’s 138, 5. Jupiter Dragons 134.5.

GIRLS

200-yard medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. Metro Aquatics 2:15.42, 2. Jupiter 2:15.53, 3. Wahoos of Wellington 2:16.22, 6. SOFLO A 2:21.54 (Giada Porven, Elise Dinehart, Lydia Smutny, Sofia Lugo), 8. SOFLO B 2:29.93 (Isabella Perry, Shelby Evans, Mikel Martin, Sophia Avila); 11-12, 1. Gulliver 1:56.14, 2. Coral Springs 1:58.61, 3. Azura 1:58.77, 5. SOFLO A 2:01.57 (Anastasia Lutz, Natalia Sibug, Isabella Rodriguez, Mariana Pinto), 16. SOFLO B 2:06.96 (Gabriela Avila, Mariann Catalasan, Fiorella Di Salvo, Isabelle Wilson); 13-14, 1. Pine Crest 1:46.55, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:47.73, 3. SOFLO A 1:51.03 (Elena Dinehart, Victoria Torres, Sally Golding, Olivia Dinehart).

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. Sara Lin, PC 2:28.13, 2. Bianco Nieto, Unattached 2:29.39, 3. Samantha Schoenborn, CSSC 2:34.89; SOFLO: 6. Natalia Sibug 2:37.25, 10. Mariann Catalasan 2:42.93; 13-14, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 2:16.51, 2. Micela Sierra, CSSC 2:17.87, 3. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 2:21.14; SOFLO: 8. Victoria Torres 2:25.17, 9. Sally Golding 2:25.52.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Gioia Balzano, EA 2:08.32, 2. Rosalia La Pietra, Azura 2:17.28. 3. Alejandra Gil-Restrepo, CSSC 2:18.21; SOFLO: 17. Sofia Lugo 2:27.31, 19. Elise DInehart 2:27.92; 11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 1:52.79, 2. Kiersten Munna, FAST 1:58.37, 3. Giovanna Musiello, GRSC 2:00.03; SOFLO: 7. Mariana Pinto 2:02.51, 10. Isabelle Wilson 2:04.14; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 1:51.48, 2. Aspen Gersper, SAS 1:53.16, 3. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 1:53.43; SOFLO: 8. Elena Dinehart 1:56.66.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. Alera Hurqitz, WOW 30.49, 2. Sofia Jorge, MAC 30.63, 3. Allison Kelly, JDST 33.06; SOFLO: 8. Giada Porven 33.55; SOFLO: 21. Lydia Smutny 35.50, 30. Sofia Lugo 36.38; 11-12, 1. Julianne McCranie, Azura 26.11, 2. Sara Lin, PC 27.50, 3. Anais Gedeon, YSF 27.64; 13-14, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 25.86, 2. Riley McCormick, CSSC 26.18, 3. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 26.18.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Gioia Balzano, EA 1:08.01, 2. Sofia Jorge, MAC 1:12.45, 3. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 1:13.08; SOFLO: 6. Giada Porven 1:15.73, 16. Elise Dinehart 1:22.40; 11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 58.36, 2. Julianne McCranie, AZura 1:00.91, 3. Kiersten Munna, FAST 1:02.01; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PCc 56.13, 2. Aspen Gersper, SAS 56.66, 3. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 58.66.

200-yard freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. Wahoos of Wellington 2:00.81, 2. Metro Aquatics 2:02.06, 3. St. Andrew’s 2:02.95; SOFLO: 7. SOFLO A 2:06.55 (Sofia Lugo, Elise Dinehart, Isabella Perry, Giada Porven), 9. SOFLO B 2:10.74 (Lydia Smutny, Mikhel Martin, Alessandra Gendarmi, Sophia Avila).

400-yard medley relay:
11-12, 1. SOFLO A 4:20.16 (Mariann Catalasan, Natalia Sibug, Mariana Pinto, Anastasia Lutz), 2. Azura 4:20.51, 3. Coral Springs 4:22.61, 12. SOFLO 4:38.44 (Fiorella DiSalvo, Sarah Vasquez, Isabelle Wilson, Gabriela Avila); 13-14, 1. Pine Crest 3:55.94, 2. St. Andrew’s 4:01.37, 3. SOFLO A 4:04.04 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Sally Golding, Victoria Torres), 16. SOFLO B 4:19.14 (Sofia Osorio, Sabrina Osorio, Madeline Smutny, Valerie Vank).

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Emma Herrera, JDST 4:48.31, 2. Sara Lin, PC 4:52.27, 3. Kiersten Munna, FAST 4:52.79; SOFLO: 11. Anastasia Lutz 5:13.77, 12. Mariann Catalasan 5:17.25, 13. Fiorella DiSalvo 5:17.66; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 4:24.14, 2. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 4:30.27, 3. Erin Miller, SAS 4:32.30; SOFLO: 11. Sally Golding 4:39.14, 16. Victoria Torres 4:48.92, 20. Madeline Smutny 4:53.37, 25. Sabrina Osorio 4:59.71.

BOYS

200-yard medley relay:
10-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 2:15.27 (Connor Jimenez, Ryan Harries, Stefano Mazzi, Juan Vallmitjana), 2. Jupiter 2:16.76, 3. Metro Aquatics 2:18.65, 10. SOFLO B 2:20.30 (Oleksii Viazmetinov, Leo Shee, Mason Jimenez, Matthew Jimenez); 11-12, 1. SOFLO A 1:56.81 (Hashan Ekanayake, Javier Colmenares, Luca Hincapie, Kevin Moya), 2. Pine Crest 1:57.41, 3. Jupiter 1:57.61, 14. SOFLO B 2:09.48 (Ethan McPeek, Derek Hau, Marvan Ekanayake, Alessio Mazzi); 13-14, 1. FAST 1:41.09, 2. SOFLO A 1:41.25 (Sebastian Lares, Logan Gonzalez, Juan Mora, Diego Nazario-Vazquez), 3. East Coast 1:42.03, 10. SOFLO B 1:47.63 (Alex Golding, Zackary Harris, Samuel Bullen, Alejandro Mateus).

200-yard breaststroke:
11-12, 1. George Gonzalez, MAC 2:19.57, 2. Alessandro Pereira, Azura 2:22.64, 3. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 2:23.55; 13-14, 1. Dario Martin, OSC 2:10.92, 2. Juan Mora, SOFLO 2:12.88, 3. Parker Rosenthal, GRSC 2:15.31; SOFLO: 8. Logan Gonzalez 2:21.36, 10. Alex Golding 2:22.53.

200-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Andreas Dasilva, WOW 2:07.76, 2. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 2:08.20, 3. Jeremiah Paiz, SUN 2:15.36; SOFLO: 10. Juan Vallmitjana 2:19.29, 20. Mason Jimenez 2:27.00, 23. Oleksii Viazmetinov 2:28.50; 11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 1:49.26, 2. Henry Evans, JDST 1:56.92, 3. Riley Brisco, LLL 1:57.97; SOFLO: 6. Javier Colmenares 1:59.21; 13-14, 1. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 1:44.01, 2. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 1:44.04, 3. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 1:46.61.

50-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 30.01, 2. Asher Smith, FAST 31.33, 3. Jared Blake, PC 31.48; SOFLO: 16. Connor Jimenez 33.46, 36. Mason Jimenez 37.16; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 25.48, 2. Kaii Winkler, EA 25.73, 3. Jason Cuffe, SFTL 26.84; SOFLO: 7. Kevin Moya 28.17; 13-14, 1. Gregory Nordheim, SAS 23.57, 2. Dario Martin, OSC 23.88, 3. Juan Mora, SOFLO 23.98.

100-yard backstroke:
10-and-under, 1. Stefano Mazzi, SOFLO 1:10.56, 2. Anthony Palumbo, CSSC 1:11.33, 3. Lucas Fernandez-Chung, MAC 1:11.86; SOFLO: 8. Connor Jimenez 1:14.28, 12. Juan Vallmitjana 1:18.22, 18. Oleksii Viazmetinov 1:20.28, 23. Matthew Jimenez 1:23.35; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 56.63, 2. Henry Evans, JDST 1:03.20, 3. Riley Brisco, LLL 1:03.45; 13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 48.76, 2. Hudson Bishop, ECAC 53.73, 3. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 54.53; SOFLO: 9. Alejandro Mateus 58.70.

200-yard freestyle relay:
10-and-under, 1. SOFLO A 1:59.64 (Juan Vallmitjana, Stefano Mazzi, Mason Jimenez, Matthew Jimenez), 2. Jupiter 2:00.29, 3. Pine Crest 2:01.65, 10. SOFLO B 2:09.83 (Ryan Harries, Leo Shee, Oleksii Viazmetinov, No Name Given).

400-yard individual medley:
11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 4:30.09, 2. Alessandro Pereira, Azura 4:34.53, 3. George Gonzalez, MAC 4:38.95; 13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 3:54.20, 2. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 4:14.55, 3. Enrique Rodriguez, Azura 4:20.30; SOFLO: 8. Alex Golding 4:3.03.0, 9. Alejandro Mateus 4:30.39.

400-yard medley relay:
11-12, 1. Swim Fort Lauderdale 4:18.57, 2. SOFLO A 4:19.37 (Jonathan Lozano, Javier Colmenares, Luca Hincapie, Kevin Moya), 3. Pine Crest 4:20.23, 10. SOFLO B 4:39.37 (Ethan McPeek, Derek Hau, Marvan Ekanayake, Hashan Ekanayake); 13-14, 1. FAST 3:38.89, 2. SOFLO A 3:44.13 (Alejandro Mateus, Juan Mora, Sebastian Lares, Diego Nazario-Vazquez), 3. St. Andrew’s 3:45.77, 11. SOFLO B 3:58.42 (Logan Gonzalez, Alex Golding, Christian Tijero, Zackary Harris).

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast 14&Under Junior Olympics Short Course Championships.

When: Sunday, 9 a.m., prelims; 5 p.m. finals. Prelims warmup 7:30 a.m., finals warmup 3:30 p.m.

Where: Coral Springs Aquatic Complex, Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions 12441 Royal Palm Blvd., Coral Springs.

Of Note: Admission is $5 for prelims and $3 for finals. Heat sheets will not be sold at the gate. Heat sheets are free and can be located at http://www.csscswim.com. Meet organizers will run two pools with the boys in the East pool and girls in the West pool. Ten lanes will be used for both pools. For questions call 954-340-5032.

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

SOFLO Sharks Lead After Day One Of FGC Short Course Junior Olympics


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, March 15, 2018—Defending champion South Florida Aquatic Club opened its title defense Friday on Day One of the Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympic Short Course Championship at Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions.

SOFLO leads combined with 310.5 points and boys team totals with 172 points. SOFLO girls are second behind Pine Crest Swimming with 138.5 points.

SOFLO is going after a record ninth consecutive and tenth overall combined short course team title in the club’s 19-year history.

SOFLO, buoyed by talent and depth, turned in several outstanding swims.

The girls’ 11-12 400-yard freestyle relay of Natalia Sibug, Mariana Pinto, Isabelle Wilson and Anastasia Lutz won in 3:52.52 ahead of Coral Springs Swim Club and East Coast. The foursome shaved 3.97 seconds off the relay’s seed time of 3:56.49.

Olivia Dinehart, 14, won the 100-yard individual medley in a best time 58.74, dropping 0.47. Her previous best was 59.21. She was also second in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.99 and third in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:59.89, another best time by 0.04.

Javier Colmenares, 12, won the 11-12 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 1:05.73, dropping a total of 2.49 seconds. His previous best was 1:08.22 which he lowered in prelims in 1:07.18 and came back at night even faster. He was also third in the 500-yard freestyle in 5:12.86.

Juan Mora, 14, won the 13-14 100-yard breaststroke in a best time 1:01.12. He posted back-to-back drops in prelims in 1:00.61 and finals in 1:00.12. His previous best was 1:02.04.

SOFLO boys’ 13-14 200-yard freestyle relay of Sebastian Lares, Diego Nazario-Vazquez, Alejandro Mateus and Juan Mora was second in 1:31.79, bettering its entry time of 1:36.09.

Other top three SOFLO finishers were:

Elena Dinehart, 14, 200-yard backstroke, second 2:03.87, 3.03 time drop.

Sebastian Lares, 14, 200-yard backstroke, second, 1:56.99, 2:58 time drop and 100-yard butterfly, second, 52.92, 0.46 time drop.

Mariana Pinto, 11, 500-yard freestyle, third, 5:21.29, 11.39 time drop.

Natalia Sibug, 12, 100-yard breaststroke, third, 1:12.16, 0.11 time drop.

Juan Vallmitjana, 10, 500-yard freestyle, third, 6:02.33, 23.86 time drop.

Stefano Mazzi, 10, 100-yard individual medley, third, 1:12.53, 3.51 time drop.

The boys’ 11-12 400-yard freestyle relay was third in 3:53.86 with Kevin Moya, Hashan Ekanayake, Ethan McPeek and Javier Colmenares.

For this year’s meet, SOFLO qualified 60 swimmers in 317 individual events for JOs. SOFLO also entered a record 42 relays.

The 14-year-old SOFLO swimmers are making their final JO short course appearance before aging up and hope to make a lasting impression including Olivia Dinehart, who leads 13-14 girls high point with 28 points.

More than 600 swimmers and 43 teams are entered. The top six finishers in each JO event qualify for the Florida Gold Coast All-Star team. Among FGC teams competing at Pine Crest Swimming, Azura Florida Aquatics, East Coast, Heritage Aquatics, Hialeah, TS Aquatics, Metro Aquatics, North Palm Beach, Miami Swimming, Wahoos of Wellington, FAST, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Gulliver and AquaKids Sharks.

The three-day meet continues Saturday with prelims a 9 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m.

FRIDAY RESULTS
COMBINED TEAM TOTALS:
1. South Florida Aquatic Club 310.5, 2. Pine Crest Swimming 210, 3. Jupiter Dragons 195, 4. St. Andrew’s 185, 5. Flood Aquatics Swim Team 161.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. SOFLO 172, 2. FAST 122, 3. Jupiter Dragons 105.5, 4. City of Hialeah 97, 5. Swim Fort Lauderdale 85.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Pine Crest 143, 2. SOFLO 138.5, 3. St. Andrew’s 108, 4. Wahoos of Wellington 93, 5. Gulliver 92.

GIRLS

500-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Gioia Balzano, EA 5:39.27, 2. Alexandria Cogle, JDST 6:23.40, 3. Jenny Jean-Baptiste, SUN 6:24.28; 11-12, 1. Kiersten Munna, FAST 5:13.53, 2. Emma Jerrera, JDST 5:20.11, 3. Mariana Pinto, SOFLO 5:21.59; SOFLO: 4. Isabelle Wilson 5:21.98, 19. Anastasia Lutz 5:45.70, 21.Fiorella Di Salvo 5:46.68; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 4:54.81, 2. Erin Miller, SAS 4:59.71, 3. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 4:59.89; SOFLO: 9. Elena Dinehart 5:12.91, 10. Maddie Smutny 5:14.14, 13. Alexis Christensen 5:16.17, 25. Victoria Torres 5:25.74, 35. Ava Kuznik 5:33.72.

200-yard freestyle relay:
13-14, 1. Pine Crest 1:36.77, 2. St. Andrew’s 1:37.46, 3. Gulliver 1:40.13, 4. SOFLO A 1:41.44 (Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart, Victoria Torres, Hartley Pitters-Hinds), 13. SOFLO B 1:44.86 (Alexis Christensen, Kaitlyn Barrios, Sally Golding, Valerie Vank).

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 2:04.44, 2. Kiersten Munna, FAST 2:1.69, 3. Lilia Blanco, PB 2:13.50; SOFLO: 10. Mariann Catalasan 2:20.79; 13-14, 1. Julia Podkoscielny, PC 2:00.23, 2. Elena Dinehart, SOFLO 2:03.87, 3. Nicol Bellardi, MWA 2:07.98.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Sofia Jorge, MAC 27.26,2. Alera Hurwitz, WOW 27.27, 3. Madison Abinuman, WOW 28.36; SOFLO: 20. Sofia Lugo 30.93, 26. Elise Dinehart 31.60, 31. Giada Porven 31.90; 11-12, 1. Erika Pelaez, EA 24.25, 2. Julianne McCranie, Azura 25.31, 3. Anais Gedeon, YSF 25.61; SOFLO: 6. Anastasia Lutz 25.82; 13-14, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 23.60, 2. Isabella Chambers, PC 24.22, 3. Cassandra Kraft, GRSC 24.31.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under,1. Tessa Broedell, JDST 1:18.08, 2. Isabel Viera, Unattached 1:21.56, 3. Luiza Pereira, SAS 1:25.24; SOFLO: 7. Elise Dinehart 1:28.02; 11-12, 1. Sara Lin, PC 1:05.72, 2. Bianca Nieto, Unattached 1:11.06, 3. Natalia Sibug, SOFLO 1:12.16; 13-14, 1. Michaela Sierra, CSSC 1:03.37, 2. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 1:03.99, 3. Riley Botting, PC 1:04.95; SOFLO: 6. Victoria Torres 1:07.03, 9. Sally Golding 1:08.27.

100-yard butterfly:
1. Erika Pelaez, EA 58.54, 2. Julianne McCranie, Azura 59.98, 3. Sidney Anton, Azura 1:00.78; 13-14, 1. Aspen Gersper, SAS 57.12, 2. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 57.43, 3. Giulianna Garcia, TSA 58.81.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. Gioia Balzano, EA 1:09.36, 2. Sofia Jorge, MAC 1:10.49, 3. Madison Abinuman, WOW 1:14.35; SOFLO: 11. Elise Dinehart 1:17.85, 12. Giada Porven 1:17.93, 37. Lydia Smutny 1:25.43; 11-12, 1. Sara Lin, PC 1:01.40, 2. Julianne McCranie, Azura 1:02.54, 3. Lilia Blanco, PB 1:04.32; SOFLO: 9. Anastasia Lutz 1:06.97; 13-14, 1. Olivia Dinehart, SOFLO 58.74, 2. Nicole Aguilar, WOW 59.10, 3. Michelle Fernandez, HSC 59.85; SOFLO: 9. Sally Golding 1:02.96, 10. Victoria Torres 1:02.99.

400-yard freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. SOFLO A 3:52.52 (Natalia Sibug, Mariana Pinto, Isabelle Wilson, Anastasia Lutz), 2. Coral Springs 3:53.97, 3. East Coast 3:54.62, 12. SOFLO B 4:08.50 (Mariann Catalasan, Sarah Vasquez, Fiorella DiSalvo, Gabriela Avila).

800-yard freestyle relay:
13-14, 1. Pine Crest 7:43.92, 2. St. Andrew’s 7:55.34, 3. SOFLO A 7:58.57 (Alexis Christensen, Madeline Smutny, Elena Dinehart, Olivia Dinehart).

BOYS

500-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Andreas Dasilva, WOW 5:44.14, 2. Jeremiah Paiz, SUN 5:44.34, 3. Juan Vallmitjana, SOFLO 6:02.33; SOFLO: 10. Connor Jimenez 6:19.70; 11-12, 1. Alessandra Pereira, Azura 5:07.05, 2. Makar Goncharov, SFTL 5:07.07, 3. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 5:12.86; SOFLO: 10. Hashan Ekanayake 5:29.96, 17. Jonathan Lozano 5:41.27, 22. Ethan McPeek 5:49.34; 13-14, 1. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 4:44.27, 2. Christian Proscia, FAST 4:45.98, 3. Enrique Rodriguez, Azura 4:49.29; SOFLO: 12. Alex Golding 5:03.57, 13. Christian Tijero 5:07.41, 15. Alejandro Mateus 5:10.19, 18. Nathaniel Garrick 5:12.81.

200-yard freestyle relay:
13-14, 1. City of Hialeah 1:31.10, 2. SOFLO A 1:31.79 (Sebastian Lares, Diego Nazario-Vazquez, Alejandro Mateus, Juan Mora), 3. FAST 1:32.20, 11. SOFLO B 1:38.18 (Christopher Hau, Zackary Harris, Alex Golding, Samuel Bullen).

200-yard backstroke:
11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 2:00.25, 2. Henry Evans, JDST 2:12.95, 3. Dylan Ferguson, Unattached 2:14.20; SOFLO: 7. Jonathan Lozano 2:23.75; 13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 1:45.67, 2. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 1:56.99, 3. Hudson Bishop, ECAC 1:57.08; SOFLO: 10. Alejandro Mateus 2:08.28.

50-yard freestyle:
10-and-under, 1. Andreas Dasilva, WOW 27.12, 2. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 27.37, 3. Jared Berke, PC 28.25; SOFLO: 6. Juan Vallmitjana 28.91, 9. Connor Jimenez 29.49; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 24.24, 2. Riley Brisco, LLL 24.76, 3. Lucas Bailey, ECAC 25.39; SOFLO: 7. Kevin Moya 25.81; 13-14, 1. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 22.06, 2. William Coady, JDST 22.58, 3. Aiden Kohanyi, TSA 22.59.

100-yard breaststroke:
10-and-under, 1. Gabriel Navarro, NMST 1:21.25, 2. Jared Berke, PC 1:21.62, 3. Oliver Cannings, AJSC 1:21.82; SOFLO: 5. Stefano Mazzi 1:23.89, 6. Juan Vallmitjana 1:27.11, 7. Ryan Harries 1:27.23, 13. Mason Jimenez 1:32.24; 11-12, 1. Javier Colmenares, SOFLO 1:05.73, 2. George Gonzalez, MAC 1:05.84, 3. Alessandro Pereira, Azura 1:07.42; 13-14, 1. Juan Mora, SOFLO 1:01.12, 2. Dario Martin, OSC 1:00.41, 3. Parker Rosenthal, GRSC 1:01.67; SOFLO: 9. Samuel Bullen 1:07.41.

100-yard butterfly:
10-and-under, 1. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 1:08.51, 2. Samuel Strohecker, FAST 1:09.62, 3. Asher Smith, FAST 1:10.58; SOFLO: 7. Stefano Mazzi 1:13.62, 11. Connor Jimenez 1:20.31, 19. Mason Jimenez 1:25.30; 11-12, 1. Kaii Winkler, EA 55.31, 2. Lucas Bailey, ECAC 59.87, 3. Luciano Campoo, SDST 1:00.39; 13-14, 1. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 49.83, 2. Sebastian Lares, SOFLO 52.92, 3. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 53.73; SOFLO: 5. Juan Mora 55.64.

100-yard individual medley:
10-and-under, 1. William Domokos-Murphy, SAS 1:10.78, 2. Andreas Sadilva, WOW 1:12.09, 3. Stefano Mazzi, SOFLO 1:12.53; SOFLO: 29. Mason Jimenez 1:22.98; 11-12, 1. Landon Kyser, HAT 58.14, 2. Kaii Winkler, EA 58.51, 3. George Gonzalez, MAC 1:01.44; SOFLO: 4. Javier Colmenares 1:01.57; 13-14, 1. Dario Martin, OSC 54.93, 2. Matthew Tarafa, HSC 55.98, 3. Agustin Rodriguez, HSC 56.28; SOFLO: 5. Juan Mora 57.40.

400-yard freestyle relay:
11-12, 1. Pine Crest 3:53.05, 2. Swim Fort Lauderdale 3:53.79. 3. SOFLO A 3:53.86 (Kevin Moya, Hashan Ekanayake, Ethan McPeek, Javier Colmenares), 14. SOFLO B 4:10.84 (Derek Hau, Alessio Mazzi, Luca Hincapie, Jonathan Lozano).

800-yard freestyle relay:
13-14, 1. FAST 7:16.45, 2. City of Hialeah 7:21.40, 3. SOFLO A 7:22.45 (Alex Golding, Juan Mora, Christian Tijero, Sebastian Lares).

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast 14&Under Junior Olympics Short Course Championships.

When: Saturday-Sunday, 9 a.m., prelims; 5 p.m. finals. Prelims warmup 7:30 a.m., finals warmup 3:30 p.m.

Where: Coral Springs Aquatic Complex, Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions 12441 Royal Palm Blvd., Coral Springs.

Of Note: Admission is $5 for prelims and $3 for finals. Heat sheets will not be sold at the gate. Heat sheets are free and can be located at http://www.csscswim.com. Meet organizers will run two pools with the boys in the East pool and girls in the West pool. Ten lanes will be used for both pools. For questions call 954-340-5032.

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

Defending Champion SOFLO Heads Field For FGC Junior Olympics


By Sharon Robb

CORAL SPRINGS, March 13, 2018—Defending champion South Florida Aquatic Club is ready to make a little more history at this weekend’s Florida Gold Coast Junior Olympic Short Course Championships.

With a talented contingent of swimmers, SOFLO will attempt to win a record ninth consecutive and tenth overall combined short course team title in the club’s 19-year history.

The three-day meet begins Friday and ends on Sunday.

Last year SOFLO, which led after every evening session, won the combined team title with 846 points at the Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions at Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

For this year’s meet, SOFLO qualified 56 swimmers in 290 individual events for JOs. SOFLO also has entered a record 42 relays.

Among SOFLO top-seeded swimmers are:

Olivia Dinehart, 14, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:04.72; 100-yard individual medley, 59.21; 200-yard breaststroke, 2:18.94; 1,650-yard freestyle, 16:58.95.

Isabelle Wilson, 12, 1,650-yard freestyle, 18:45.76.

Among other top swimmers competing are Landon Kyser of Heritage Aquatics, Josh Zuchowski of FAST, Julia Podkoscielny and Sara Lin of Pine Crest Swimming and George Gonzalez of Metro Aquatics.

The 14-year-old SOFLO swimmers are making their final JO short course appearance before aging up and hope to make a lasting impression.

More than 600 swimmers and 43 teams are entered. The top six finishers in each JO event qualify for the Florida Gold Coast All-Star team. Among FGC teams competing at Pine Crest Swimming, Azura Florida Aquatics, East Coast, Heritage Aquatics, Hialeah, TS Aquatics, Metro Aquatics, North Palm Beach, Miami Swimming, Wahoos of Wellington, FAST, Swim Fort Lauderdale, Gulliver and AquaKids Sharks.

IF YOU GO

What: Florida Gold Coast 14&Under Junior Olympics Short Course Championships.

When: Friday-Sunday, 9 a.m., prelims; 5 p.m. finals. Prelims warmup 7:30 a.m., finals warmup 3:30 p.m.

Where: Coral Springs Aquatic Complex, Michael Lohberg Pool of Champions 12441 Royal Palm Blvd., Coral Springs.

Of Note: Admission is $5 for prelims and $3 for finals. Heat sheets will not be sold at the gate. Heat sheets are free and can be located at http://www.csscswim.com. Meet organizers will run two pools with the boys in the East pool and girls in the West pool. Ten lanes will be used for both pools. Please note the Broward District Schools is having an event on Friday, Sample Road will be closed from 8 to 10 a.m. If you are arriving after 8 a.m., you must drive from Royal Palm Blvd. For questions call 954-340-5032.

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

SOFLO’s Smutny, Pineda, Lesage Top Finishers; SOFLO Third Among Teams At Speedo Champion Series Southern Zone South Sectionals


By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, March 11, 2019—Mary Smutny of South Florida Aquatic Club finished on a good note in one of the most exciting women’s races on the final day of the Speedo Championship Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championships Sunday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

In a two-woman race, Smutny, 18, University of Texas-bound this fall, won the 200-meter butterfly in 2:15.63, edging Sarasota’s Isabel Traba in 2:15.05. Smutny was also a member of SOFLO’s runner-up 400-meter freestyle relay in 3:55.27 along with Alia Atkinson, Kathleen Golding and Gaby Banks.

Smutny was SOFLO’s top finisher in high points, placing seventh with 128 points edging out teammate Alia Atkinson, eighth with 124. Rafael Rodriguez was top boys finisher in sixth place with 112 points.

SOFLO teammate Juan Pablo Pineda was second in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:27.60. Berkeley’s Ryaan Hatoum won in 2:23.21.

Lance Lesage was third in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:09.84. Dan Cross of LCLA won in 2:05.74.

South Florida Aquatic Club finished third among the boys and girls teams. The girls totaled 852 and the boys had 776. Azura Florida Aquatics won the boys team title with 1,116.5 points. Sarasota YMCA won the girls team title with 1,432 points.

SOFLO had 35 qualified swimmers compete in 155 individual events and 12 relay events race in the long course meet.

A large field competed over four days in one of four designated USA Swimming zones. The others are Eastern, Central and Western Zone Sectionals. The meet attracts some of the top swimming talent from across the United States and internationally.

Among Florida Gold Coast teams entered were Azura Florida Aquatic, East Coast Aquatic Club, Boca Raton Swim Team, North Palm Beach, Martin County, Coral Springs Swim Club, Sunrise, TS Aquatics, and host Plantation Swim Team.

SUNDAY RESULTS
GIRLS TEAM TOTALS
: 1. Sarasota YMCA 1,432, 2. East Coast Aquatic Club 1,069, 3. South Florida Aquatic Cub 852, 4. Blue Dolfins 613.5, 5. Barrington Swim Club 611.5.

GIRLS HIGH POINT: 1. Talia Bates, Gator Swim Club 161; SOFLO: 7. Mary Smutny 128, 8. Alia Atkinson, 124, 10. Mallory Schleicher 109, 47. Kathleen Golding 49, 62. Molly Golding 38, 74. Olivia Dinehart 29.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura Florida Aquatics 1,116.5, 2. Sarasota YMCA 861, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 776, 4. Colorado Stars 735, 5. Gator Swim Club 472.

BOYS HIGH POINT: 1. Gabriel Arraya, Unattached 167; SOFLO: 6. Rafael Rodriguez 112, 31. Lance Lesage 69, 41. Juan Pablo Pineda 60, 61. Philopatier Ibrahim 39, 81. Dominic Bono 25, 90. tie, Javier Roman 20, Leonardo Mateus, 20.

GIRLS

200-meter butterfly:
1. Mary Smutny, SOFLO 2:15.05, 2. Isabel Traba, SYS 2:51.63, 3. Abigail Gibbons, Bolles 2:18.55; SOFLO: 25. Sarah Acevedo 2:26.01.

100-meter freestyle:
1. Marie Wattel, LCLA 55.21, 2. Emily Crane, LCLA 57.03, 3. Talia Bates, GSC 57.05; SOFLO: 9. Mary Smutny 58.26, 12. Kathleen Golding 59.25.

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Gracie Weyant, SYS 2:38.22, 2. Olivia Hernandez, GRSC 2:40.39, 3. Shayna Fetes, SAS 2:42.64; SOFLO: 7. Molly Golding 2:44.64, 20. Kathleen Golding 2:51.43.

200-meter backstroke:
1. Caitlin Brooks, GSC 2:13.77, 2. Charlotte Evans, LCLA 2:16.88, 3. Emma Weyant, SYS 2:17.66.

400-meter freestyle relay: 1. Laker Swim 3:20.18, 2. SOFLO 3:55.27 (Alia Atkinson, Mary Smutny, Kathleen Golding, Gaby Banks), 3. Sarasota YMCA 3:55.84, 17. SOFLO B 4:11.43.

800-meter freestyle: 1. Anna Auld, ECAC 8:55.35, 2. Christina Cianciolo, SYS 8:55.43, 3. Nikki Miller, Unattached 8:58.20; SOFLO: 7. Mallory Schleicher 9:13.37.

BOYS

200-meter butterfly:
1. Bryan Alvarez, BELEN 2:05.63, 2. Alexander Gusev, SYS 2:05.97, 3. Gabriel Araya, Unattached 2:06.08; SOFLO: 5. Rafael Rodriguez 2:07.25, 10. Philopatier Ibrahim 2:10.85, 17. Miguel Sierra 2:16.58, 19. John Paul Handal 2:18.29.

100-meter freestyle:
1. Gabriel Araya, Unattachd 51.80, 2. Kent Olsen-Stavrakas, STAR 51.93, 3. Sidrell Williams, Azura 51.97; SOFLO: 19. Robert Wilson 54.85.

200-meter breaststroke:
1. Ryaan Hatoum, BERK 2:23.21, 2. Juan Pablo Pineda, SOFLO 2:27.60, 11. Javier Roman 2:29.38.

200-meter backstroke:
1. Dan Cross, LCLA 2:05.74, 2. Griffin O’Leary, BSC 2:09.09, 3. Lance Lesage, SOFLO 2:09.84; SOFLO: 8. Rafael Rodriguez 2:15.26, 26. Juan Colmenares 2:22.95.

400-meter freestyle relay:
1. Azura 3:32.68, 2. Colorado Stars 3:35.67, 3. Spartan Aquatic Club 3:36.30, 4. SOFLO A 3:38.59 (Michael Arias, Robert Wilson, Rafael Rodriguez, Lance Lesage),
14. SOFLO B 3:48.61.

1500-meter freestyle:
1. Zachary Szmania, SYS 16:12.99, 2. Ryan Staunch, SWIM 16:13.51, 3. Neal Wolfram, RACE 16:32.10; SOFLO: 9. Dominic Bono 16:51.80, 14. Leonardo Mateus 17:08.15.

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

Atkinson Wins Third Event On Day Three Of Speedo Champion Series Southern Zone South Sectionals


By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, March 9, 2019—Alia Atkinson won her third event of the Speedo Championship Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championships Saturday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

The four-time Jamaican Olympian and world short course record holder won the 50-meter breaststroke in 31.00. Teammate Olivia Dinehart was fifth in the event in 34.59.

Atkinson was also second in the 50-meter butterfly in 27.14 behind top seed Marie Wattel of LA College Aquatic Team in 26.40. Atkinson leads the women’s high point with 124 points. SOFLO teammate Mallory Schleicher, 15, is also in the Top 10, tenth with 86 points.

SOFLO’s Mary Smutny was second in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:19.34 and Schleicher was eighth in 4:28.08.

SOFLO boys 400-meter medley relay was fourth in 3:59.10 with Lance Lesage, Juan Pablo Pineda, Rafael Rodriguez and Robert Wilson.

Brazilian Bruno Fratus of Coral Springs Swim Club, coming off fall shoulder surgery, looked strong winning the 50-meter freestyle in 22.15.

South Florida Aquatic Club girls remained in third place with 652 points behind Sarasota YMCA with 1,018.5 and East Coast Aquatic Club with 820.5.

South Florida Aquatic Club boys dropped to fourth place with 515 points behind Azura Florida Aquatics with 835.5, Sarasota YMCA with 584 and Colorado Stars with 533.

Sarasota YMCA and Azura Florida Aquatics have all but clinched the team titles.

SOFLO has 35 qualified swimmers compete in 155 individual events and 12 relay events race in the long course meet.

A large field is competing over four days in one of four designated USA Swimming zones. The others are Eastern, Central and Western Zone Sectionals. The meet attracts some of the top swimming talent from across the United States and internationally.

Among Florida Gold Coast teams entered are Azura Florida Aquatic, East Coast Aquatic Club, Boca Raton Swim Team, North Palm Beach, Martin County, Coral Springs Swim Club, Sunrise, TS Aquatics, and host Plantation Swim Team. Bolles, Sarasota and Pensacola are top Florida teams.

The four-day meet concludes on Sunday with prelims at 9 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m.

SATURDAY RESULTS

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Sarasota YMCA 1,018.5, 2. East Coast Aquatic Club 820.5, 3. South Florida Aquatic Cub 652, 4. Azura Florida Aquatics 467, 5. Blue Dolfins 452.5.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura Florida Aquatics 835.5, 2. Sarasota YMCA 584, 3. Colorado Stars 533, 4. South Florida Aquatic Club 515, 5. Gator Swim Club 378.

GIRLS

100-meter backstroke:
1. Caitlin Brooks, GSC 1:01.96, 2. Celina Marquez, Azura 1:04.64, 3. Emily Crane, LCLA 1:05.37.

50-meter breaststroke:
1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 31.00, 2. Patricia Casellas, Azura 33.88, 3. Shayna Fetes, SA 34.00; SOFLO: 5. Olivia Dinehart 34.59, 16. Hailey Jerew 35.89, 18. Victoria Torres 35.32.

50-meter butterfly:
1. Marie Wattel, LCLA 26.40, 2. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 27.14, 3. Talia Bates, GSC 27.38; SOFLO: 19. Mary Smutny 29.42, 20. Kathleen Golding 29.64.

200-meter individual medley:
1. Emma Weyant, SYS 2:17.80, 2. Jennifer Secrest, NPB 2:21.13, 3. Shayna Fetes, SA 2:21.96; SOFLO: 12. Mallory Schleicher 2:26.46, 21. Olivia Dinehart 2:29.53.

50-meter freestyle:
1. Emily Barclay, LCLA 25.78, 2. Talia Bates, GSC 26.10, 3. Allyson Ponson, Unattached 26.46.

400-meter freestyle:
1. Emma Weyant, SYS 4:14.54, 2. Mary Smutny, SOFLO 4:19.34, 3. Michaela Mattes, SYS 4:20.73; SOFLO: 8. Mallory Schleicher 4:28.08.

400-meter medley relay:
1. Sarasota YMCA 4:23.65 (Naomi Chance, Emma Weyant, Isabel Traba, Savannah Barr), 2. East Coast Aquatic Club 4:25.75, 3. Azura Florida Aquatics 4:26.22, 7. SOFLO A 4:30.53 (Elena Dinehart, Molly Golding, Mary Smutny, Kathleen Golding), 12. SOFLO B 4:35.89 (Jena Legaspi, Olivia Dinehart, Mallory Schleicher, Gaby Banks).

BOYS

100-meter backstroke
1. Griffin O’Leary, BSC 57.21, 2. Dan Cross, LCLA 58.42, 3. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 58.43; SOFLO: 7. Lance Lesage 59.76.

50-meter breaststroke:
1. Lukas Macek, Unattached 29.76, 2. Jacob Budnitz, SPAC 29.82, 3. Arnold Luk, STAR 30.06; SOFLO: 10. Juan Pablo Pineda 30.86, 13. Marc Rojas 31.13, 20. Juan Mora 32.18.

50-meter butterfly:
1. Runar Borgen, PAQ 24.86, 2. Luciano Gonzalez, Azura 25.01, 3. Kent Olsen-Stavrakes, STAR 25.11.

200-meter individual medley:
1. Gabriel Parnell, Unattached 2:04.85, 2. Santiago Corredor, GSC 2:06.43, 3. Kamal Muhammad, Unattached 2:08.06.

50-meter freestyle:
1. Bruno Fratus, CSSC 22.15, 2. Tom Fannon, LCLA 22.86, 3. Kent Olsen-Stavrakas, STAR 23.45; SOFLO: 19. Robert Wilson 25.16.

400-meter freestyle:
1. Santiago Corredor, GSC 3:57.97, 2. Gabriel Araya, Unattached 4:04.27, 3. Julian Hill, GSC 4:05.13; SOFLO: 14. Philopatier Ibrahim 4:15.30.

400-meter medley relay:
1. Colorado Stars 3:54.83, 2. Azura Florida Aquatics 3:55.40, 3. Spartan 3:49.07, 4. SOFLO A 3:59.10 (Lance Lesage, Juan Pablo Pineda, Rafael Rodriguez, Robert Wilson), 12. SOFLO B 4:12.85 (Juan Colmenares, Juan Mora, Miguel Sierra, Michael Arias).

IF YOU GO

What: 2019 Speedo Championship Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championship

When: Sunday

Schedule: Sunday, prelims 9 a.m. and finals 5 p.m.

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second Street.

Of note: Admission is $5. For more information call 954-452-2526.

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

SOFLO’s Atkinson Double Winner; SOFLO Third Among Teams On Day Two Of Speedo Champion Series Southern Zone South Sectionals


By Sharon Robb

PLANTATION, March 8, 2019—South Florida Aquatic Club men’s and women’s teams are third after Day Two of the of the Speedo Championship Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championships Friday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

The women’s team is third with 393 points. Sarasota YMCA leads with 630 and East Coast Aquatic Club is second with 461 points.

The men’s team is also third with 355 points. Azura Florida Aquatics is first with 485 and Sarasota YMCA is second with 370.

Four-time Jamaican Olympian and world short course record holder Alia Atkinson, 30, won two events. Atkinson won her signature event 100-meter breaststroke in 1:08.79. She also won the 100-meter butterfly in 1:01.38 just ahead of Talia Bates of Gator Swim Club in 1:01.42. Atkinson has 64 points in high point.

Mary Smutny, 18, finished third in the 200-meter freestyle in 2:04.16. She was third fastest in morning prelims in 2:05.48. Smutny has 42 points in high point.

Rafael Rodriguez, 17, finished fourth in the 400-meter individual medley in 4:39.27. He was second fastest in morning prelims in 4:39.05. He has 65 points in high points.

Mallory Schleicher, 15, posted back-to-back best times in the 200-meter freestyle. Seeded 2:11.74, she went 2:10.64 in morning prelims and 2:07.69 in finals for a 4.05 time drop.

Schleicher also has back-to-back best times in the 400-meter individual medley. She went 5:06.74 in morning prelims and came back at night in 5:04.62. She was seeded in 5:07.59. Schleicher has 49 points in high points.

Robert Wilson, 16, swam back-to-back best times in the 200-meter freestyle. Seeded 2:01.18, he went 2:00.61 in prelims and 2:00.22 in finals for an 0.96 time drop. He has four points in high point.

Lance Lesage, 16, broke 2 minutes in the 200-meter freestyle and had back-to-back best times. Seeded 2:02.67, he lowered it first in morning prelims in 2:01.18 and broke 2 minutes in finals in 1:59.78 for a total time drop of 2.89. Lesage has 20 points in high point.

Juan Pablo Pineda, 16, had back-to-back best times in the 100-meter breaststroke. Seeded in 1:08.50, he lowered it in morning prelims in 1:08.50 and bettered in finals in 1:07.92 for an 0.77 time drop. He has 15 points in high point.

Javier Roman, 15, has back-to-back best times in the 400-meter individual medley. Seeded 4:56.25, he went 4:54.75 in morning prelims and bettered it in 4:52.33 for a 3.92 time drop. He has four points in high point.

SOFLO has 35 qualified swimmers compete in 155 individual events and 12 relay events race in the long course meet.

A large field is competing over four days in one of four designated USA Swimming zones. The others are Eastern, Central and Western Zone Sectionals. The meet attracts some of the top swimming talent from across the United States and internationally.

Among Florida Gold Coast teams entered are Azura Florida Aquatic, East Coast Aquatic Club, Boca Raton Swim Team, North Palm Beach, Martin County, Coral Springs Swim Club, Sunrise, TS Aquatics, and host Plantation Swim Team. Bolles, Sarasota and Pensacola are top Florida teams.

The four-day meet continues Saturday with prelims at 9 a.m. and finals at 5 p.m.

FRIDAY RESULTS

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Sarasota YMCA 630, 2. East Coast Aquatic Club 461.5, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 393, 4. Barrington Swim Club 334.5, 5. Azura Florida Aquatics 285.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS: 1. Azura Florida Aquatics 485, 2. Sarasota YMCA 370, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 355, 4. Metro Aquatics 272, 5. Colorado Stars 269.

GIRLS

200-meter freestyle:
1. Emma Weyant, SYS 2:01.97, 2. Nikki Miller, Unattached 2:03.38, 3. Mary Smutny, SOFLO 2:04.16; SOFLO: 25. Mallory Schleicher 2:07.69, time drop.

100-meter breaststroke:
1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 1:08.79, 2. Shayna Fetes, SAS 1:13.99, 3. Micaela Sierra, CSSC 1:15.60; SOFLO: 12. Molly Golding 1:16.85.

50-meter backstroke:
1. Caitlin Brooks, GSC 28.92, 2. Celina Marquez, Azura 30.16, 3. Megan Murphy, ECAC 30.22.

100-meter butterfly:
1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 1:01.38, 2. Talia Bates, GSC 1:01.42, 3. Abigail Gibbons, BD 1:01.47; SOFLO: 12. Mary Smutny 1:05.12.

400-meter individual medley:
1. Sumner Chmielweski, SYS 4:55.06, 2. Michaela Mattes, SYS 4:56.36, 3. Michelle Morgan, PS 4:56.69; SOFLO: 5. Mallory Schleicher 5:04.62, time drop, 6. Kathleen Golding 5:06.96.

800-meter freestyle relay:
1. Sarasota YMCA A 8:27.30, 2. East Coast Aquatic Club 8:36.35, 3. Sarasota YMCA B 8:40.73, 5. SOFLO A 8:42.62 (Mary Smutny, Mallory Schleicher, Olivia Dinehart, Kathleen Golding), 14. SOFLO B 9:05.32 (Sarah Acevedo, Sara Quintero, Elena Dinehart, Molly Golding).

BOYS

200-meter freestyle:
1. Santiago Corredor, GSC 1:52.33, 2. Gabriel Araya, Unattached 1:53.62, 3. Julian Hill, GSC 1:53.79; SOFLO: 21. Robert Wilson 2:00.22, time drop, 25. Lance Lesage 1:59.78, time drop.

100-meter breaststroke:
1. Ryaan Hatoum, BERK 1:05.20, 2. Lukas Macek, Unattached 1:05.29, 3. Hector Rodriguez, BD 1:06.54; SOFLO: 12. Juan Pablo Pineda 1:07.92, time drop.

50-meter backstroke:
1. Steven Aimable, Unattached 27.16, 2. Payton Plumb, SUSA 27.50, 3. Matheo Mateos, Azura 27.58; SOFLO: 9. Lance Lesage 27.88, time drop.

100-meter butterfly:
1. Gabriel Araya, Unattached 55.63, 2. Kamarl Muhammad, Unattached 55.63, 3. Blake Wilton, STAR 55.82; SOFLO: 11. Rafael Rodriguez 57.71.

400-meter individual medley:
1. Alexander Gusev, SYS 4:30.94, 2. Joshua Zuchowski, FAST 4:39.01, 3. Matheo Mateos, Azura 4:39.13; SOFLO: 4. Rafael Rodriguez 4:39.27, 18. Leonardo Mateus 4:49.78, 20. Dominc Bono 4:50.46, 21. Javier Roman 4:52.33.

800-meter freestyle relay:
1. Azura 7:58.36 (Matheo Mateos, Franco Lupoli, Sidrell Williams, Juan Zapata), 2. Sarasota YMCA 7:59.40, 3. Metro Aquatics 8:01.45, 4. SOFLO A 8:02.50 (Rafael Rodriguez, Robert Wilson, Philopatier Ibrahim, Lance Lesage), 12. SOFLO B 8:19.80 (Nicolas Rossi, Michael Arias, Leonardo Mateus, Dominic Bono).

IF YOU GO

What: 2019 Speedo Championship Series Southern Zone South Sectional Championship

When: Saturday-Sunday

Schedule: Saturday-Sunday, prelims 9 a.m. and finals 5 p.m.

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second Street.

Of note: Admission is $5. For more information call 954-452-2526.

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