SOFLO’s Jennifer Martin Golden At World Police And Fire Games


By Sharon Robb

June 30, 2015—Jennifer Martin of South Florida Aquatic Club is showing what hard work and sheer determination can do at a major international meet.

The City of Pembroke Pines police sergeant has won two golds and two bronze medals after two days of competition at the 2015 World Police and Fire Games in Fairfax, Va.

The competition features 12,000 police officers and firefighters from 70 countries competing in 60 different sports.

On opening day, Martin, 34, took bronze in the 2-mile open water swim in 55:49.

In the pool events at George Mason Aquatic Center, she won gold in the 50-meter butterfly (31.04) and bronze medal in the 100-meter breaststroke (1:27.18). She won her second gold medal in the 200-meter freestyle relay.

Martin has six events left in the 30-34 age group to swim on Wednesday and Thursday: 50 freestyle, 50-meter backstroke, 50-meter breaststroke, 200-meter freestyle, women medley relay and mixed medley relay.

Martin is a SOFLO masters swimmer and trains with SOFLO at Academic Village Pool.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

Tijero Leads SOFLO At FLA International Invitational


By Sharon Robb

June 30, 2015— Christian Tijero of South Florida Aquatic Club was a double winner Sunday at the FLA International Invitational at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

On Sunday, Tijero, 9, won the 10-and-under 100-meter backstroke in a best time, 1:25.97, dropping 2.27 seconds, and 100-meter butterfly in 1:30.71, also a best time, dropping 0.21.

Tijero finished with 56.5 points in high point awards and had seven total best times.

Other top SOFLO finishers on Sunday and Monday’s distance events were:

Katherine DeBarros was second in the 13-14 800-meter freestyle in a lifetime-best 10:50.28, shaving 9.15 off her previous best.

Samuel Asnis was second in the 15-16 1500-meter freestyle in 17:52.51.

Valerie Vank was second in the 100-meter backstroke in a best time 1:30.62, dropping 2.09, and third in the 10-and-under 50-meter breaststroke in 46.15, also a best time by 2.20.

SOFLO’s 12-and-under girls’ relay of Luna Delgado, Sophia Bedoya, Mia Escudero and Emma Twombley was third in the 200-meter medley relay in 2:52.55.

Sam Bullen was second in the 10-and-under 50-meter breaststroke in a best time 46.38, dropping 0.09.

Logan Gonzalez was second in the 10-and-under 50-meter freestyle in 33.50.

SOFLO’s 12-and-under 200-meter medley relay of Nicolas Munoz, Samuel Bullen, Nicolas Rossi and Tyler Hering was second in 2:37.66, bettering its entry time of 2:38.06.

Plantation Swim Team, co-host of the event, won the women’s trophy with 507 points ahead of Elmbrook with 460. PST also was runner-up in the combined with 966 and men’s with 401 points.

South Eastern Virginia Association, which led throughout the meet, won the combined team title with 1,445.50 points and men’s team title with 904 points.

The meet ended on Monday with the distance events.

In addition to SOFLO, teams that competed were Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens, Centro Acuatico Centenario, City of Miami Parks, Coho Swim Club, Elmbrook, host FLA Aquatics, Hammerhead Aquatics, Heritage Aquatic Team, Miami Swimming, Oxbridge, Patriot Swim Team, Performance Aquatics, Phoenix Swimming, Pittsburgh Stingrays, Plantation Swim Team, Pompano Beach Piranhas, St. Andrew’s Swimming, Southeastern Virginia Aquatic Club, St. Thomas Swim Association, SwimFast, Webbs Tornadoes, Westminster Academy Swim Club and YBC Barracudas.

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. South Eastern Virginia Association 1,445.5, 2. Plantation Swim Team 966, 3. Elmbrook 873, 4. Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens 568, 5. Miami Swimming 508, 6. FLA 436, 7. Patriot Swim Team 417, 8. South Florida Aquatic Club 357, 9. Heritage Aquatic Team 310, 10. SwimFast 279.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SEVA 904, 2. Plantation Swim Team 401, 3. Blue Marlins 383, 4. Elmbrook 338.5, 5. SOFLO 246, 6. Miami Swimming 204, 7. YBC Barracudas 176, 8. FLA 164, 9. HAT 155, 10. Pompano Beach Piranhas 131.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Plantation Swim Team 507, 2. Elmbrook 460.5, 3. SEVA 437.5, 4. Miami Swimming 304, 5. Patriot Swim Team 291, 6. FLA 252, 7. SwimFast 206, 8. Phoenix 202, 9. Blue Marlins 185, 10. HAT 155.

MONDAY RESULTS

WOMEN

1500-meter freestyle:

12-and-under, 1. Iliza Aguiar, FLA 19:22.65, 2. Mattie Barfield, FLA 19:48.24, 3. Jocelyn Ruiz, Blue Marlins 20:41.13; 13-14, 1. Cameron Thomas, SwimFast 19:46.55, 2. Penelope Roca, Blue Marlins 19:48.90, 3. Jodi Kennedy, SwimFast 19:54.41; 15-16, 1. Selena Smith, SwimFast 22:54.92; 17-and-over, 1. Autumn Ledgin, St. Andrew’s 19:50.99, 2. Aly Pacitti, Plantation Swim Team 19:55.54, 3. Maria Perez, Blue Marlins 20:13.17.

800-meter freestyle:

12-and-under, 1. Gaby Chambers, Plantation Swim Team 10:58.48, 2. Gracie Hudson, HAFL 14:00.00; 13-14, 1. Callie Breiter, PHX 10:48.80, 2. Katherine DeBarros, SOFLO 10:50.28, 3. Samantha Litman, Plantation Swim Team 11:01.13; 15-16, 1. Katelyn Walsh, PATS 10:31.08, 2. Charlotte Hogan, PHX 10:37.44; 17-and-over, 1. Megan Moroney, St. Andrew’s 9:11.81, 2. Caroline Shirmer, St. Andrew’s 9:46.39, 3. Polly Valenza Hudson, HAFL 11:40.31.

MEN

1500-meter freestyle:

12-and-under, 1. Kevin Fanjul, Blue Marlins 19:45.02, 2. Jose Lopez, Miami Swimming 19:48.81, 3. Lance Lesage, Plantation Swim Team 20:06.28; 13-14, 1. Drake Gil, Boca Raton 18:23.69, 2. Luis Salazar, Blue Marlins 18:29.71, 3. Christopher Cortina, Blue Marlins 18:41.16; 15-16, 1. Kevin Porto, SOFLO 17:26.16, 2. Samuel Asnis, SOFLO 17:52.51, 3. Matt Taddonio, Boca Raton 18:02.02; 17-and-over, 1. Noah Zylberberg, St. Andrew’s 16:53.88, 2. Matt Fisher, Boca Raton 17:48.15, 3. Dylan Weiss, Plantation Swim Team 18:35.89.

800-meter freestyle:

13-14, 1. TC McCaffrey, PATS 9:35.12; 15-16, 1. Christian Hamilton, HAFL 10:08.21, 2. Nick Diebold, PHX 10:32.93; 17-and-over, 1. Joseph Folz, PSTR 10:32.13.

SUNDAY RESULTS

WOMEN

200-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Audrey Moore, STSA 2:35.13, 2. Kimberly McCaffrey, PATS 2:37.35, 3. Nakai Chinogwenya, SwimFast 2:46.83; 11-12, 1. Iliza Aguiar, FLA 2:17.59, 2. Gabrianna Banks, HAT 2:19.18, 3. Alyssa Reilly, SEVA 2:23.48; 13-14, 1. Jenna Thompson, SEVA 2:13.96, 2. Zoe Woods, EBSC 2:16.02, 3. Callie Breiter, PHX 2:17.34; 15-16, 1. Kyla Valls, Miami Swimming 2:14.16, 2. Victoria Miyamoto, Pompano Beach 2:14.68, 3. Natalie Daniels, EBSC 2:17.35; 17-and-over, 1. Laine Morgan, Miami Swimming 2:15.72, 2. Maria Perez, Blue Marlins 2:18.09, 3. Camila Manrique, Plantation Swim Team 2:22.20.

50-meter breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Audrey Moore, STSA 42.40, 2. Kate Kaplan, Plantation Swim Team 45.71, 3. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 46.15; 11-12, 1. Iliza Aguiar, FLA 38.13, 2. Isabella Taylor, HAT 38.18, 3. Isabella Chambers, Plantation Swim Team 39.33; 13-14, 1. Maggie Teng, EBSC 34.91, 2. Molly Weidner, HAT 38.75, 3. Coco Weiner, EBSC 39.80; 15-16, 1. Fatimah Westbrook, Pompano Beach 34.75, 2. Kendra Graham, PATS 35.06, 3. Emily Ulmer, EBSC 36.39; 17-and-over, 1. Shannon Walsh, PATS 35.89, 2. Maria Perez, Blue Marlins 40.56, 3. Gina Grant, PST 1:00.19.

100-meter backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Kimberly McCaffrey, PATS 1:24.21, 2. Valerie Vank, SOFLO 1:30.62, 3. Amari Porter, HAT 1:31.35; 11-12, 1. Mattie Barfield, FLA 1:10.70, 2. Alyssa Reilly, SEVA 1:12.14, 3. Iliza Aguiar, FLA 1:17.68; 13-14, 1. Callie Breiter, PHX 1:10.38, 2. Jenna Thompson, SEVA 1:16.25, 3. Andrea Ducar, SEVA 1:16.66; 15-16, 1. Bella Garbacz, PHX 1:10.35, 2. Natalie Daniel, EBSC 1:11.34, 3. Lauren Zawacki, WTST 1:12.87; 17-and-over, 1. Laine Morgan, Miami Swimming 1:13.55, 2. Madison Boyd, SEVA 1:15.79, 3. Faith Moss, WA 1:16.04.

100-meter butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Casey Perez, Blue Marlins 1:32.07, 2. Nakai Chinogwenya, SwimFast 1:32.29, 3. Lauren Kennedy, SwimFast 1:35.19; 11-12, 1. Jocelyn Ruiz, Blue Marlins 1:08.78, 2. Alyssa Reilly, SEVA 1:08.97, 3. Gabrianna Banks, HAT 1:10.06; 13-14, 1. Allora Williams, SwimFast 1:08.06, 2. Zoe Woods, EBSC 1:08.94, 3. Jenna Thompson, SEVA 1:10.84; 15-16, 1. Kyla Valls, Miami Swimming 1:05.23, 2. Emma Schaetz, EBSC 1:07.01, 3. Bella Garbacz, PHX 1:09.77; 17-and-over, 1. Laine Morgan, Miami Swimming 1:05.84, 2. Alexa Kalandiak, Miami Swimming 1:07.38, 3. Annie Valls, Miami Swimming 1:09.55.

200-meter breaststroke:

14-and-under, 1. Iliza Aguiar, FLA 2:55.91, 2. Isabella Taylor, HAT 3:02.41, 3. Melanie Jimenez, Blue Marlins 3:05.68; 15-16, 1. Katelyn Walsh, PATS 2:47.29, 2. Kendra Graham, PATS 2:51.28, 3. Victoria Miyamoto, Pompano Beach 2:51.63; 17-and-over, 1. Shannon Walsh, PATS 2:51.03, 2. Annie Valls, Miami Swimming 2:54.22, 3. Alexa Kalandiak, Miami Swimming 3:07.43.

50-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Audrey Moore, STSA 32.46, 2. Kimberly McCaffrey, PATS 34.26, 3. Megan Smith, Plantation Swim Team 34.57; 11-12, 1. Gabrianna Banks, HAT 28.26, 2. Iliza Aguiar, FLA 29.84, 3. Mattie Barfield, FLA 30.64; 13-14, 1. Brieanna Romney, SEVA 28.34, 2. Allora Williams, SwiFast 28.68, 3. Zoe Woods, EBSC 29.09; 15-16, 1. Gwen Gustafson, EBSC 27.89, 2. Bella Garbacz, PHX 27.95, 3. Kendra Graham, PATS 28.05; 17-and-over, 1. Osianna McReed, WA 28.54, 2. Laine Morgan, Miami Swimming 28.81, 3. Aly Pacitti, Plantation Swim Team 29.13.

200-meter medley relay:

12-and-under, 1.Plantation Swim Team A 2:21.09, 2. Plantation Swim Team B 2:43.12, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 2:52.55; 13-14, 1. SEVA 2:15.67, 2. Plantation Swim team 2:32.24; 15-16, None; Open, 1. Plantation Swim Team A 2:14.17, 2. Webbs Tornadoes 2:14.87, 2. Westminster Academy 2:19.37.

MEN

200-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Zachary Vasser, YBC 2:36.44, 2. Tyler Hering, SOFLO 2:44.21, 3. Ivan Uglanov, HAT 2:44.87; 11-12, 1. Lance Lesage, Plantation Swim Team 2:14.70, 2. Raphael Santos, Pompano Beach 2:17.02, 3. Kevin Fanjul, Blue Marlins 2:20.55; 13-14, 1. Sal Perez, FLA 2:05.04, 2. Mattheus Santos, Pompano Beach 2:05.87, 3. Ryan Linnihan, EBSC 2:06.75; 15-16, 1. Alex Moore, SEVA 2:01.35, 2. Eduardo Pineiro-Barros, YBC 2:03.69, 3. Graydon Tinneny, SEVA 2:07.55; 17-and-over, 1. Nick Schwegel, SEVA 2:02.24, 2. Jonathan Spires, SEVA 2:04.75, 3. Taylor Eaddy, HAT 2:06.70.

50-meter breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Ivan Uglanov, HAT 45.70, 2. Samuel Bullen, SOFLO 46.38, 3. Diego Santamarina, Blue Marlins 47.54; 11-12, 1. Flash Jackson, PATS 39.42, 2. Kevin Fanjul, Blue Marlins 41.98, 3. Abraham Alonso, Blue Marlins 42.40; 13-14, 1. Nick Talati, SEVA 34.53, 2. Andrew Garcia, FLA 34.69, 3. Andy Rogatinsky, Plantation Swim Team 34.78; 15-16, 1. Ben Attenberger, EBSC 32.48, 2. Kilian Nebe, SEVA 33.11, 3. Graydon Tinneny, SEVA 33.76; 17-and-over, 1. Brooks Peterson, SEVA 31.41, 2. Hank Contich, Unattached 32.50, 3. Jonathan Spires, SEVA 32.55.

100-meter backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 1:25.97, 2. Zachary Vasser, YBC 1:28.47, 3. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 1:30.88; 11-12, 1. Lance Lesage, Plantation Swim Team 1:10.09, 2. Pedro Beron-Vera, Miami Swimming 1:16.65, 3. Jack D’Avi, YBC 1:17.86; 13-14, 1. TC McCaffrey, PATS 1:06.00, 2. Nick Talati, SEVA 1:07.32, 3. Sal Perez, FLA 1:09.02; 15-16, 1. Ariel Molina Macias, CAC 1:00.48, 2. Alex Moore, SEVA 1:01.48, 3. Tomer Korabelnikov, EBSC 1:05.18; 17-and-over, 1. Kevin Van Cleave, EBSC 1:03.78, 2. Blain Stewart, WA 1:04.27, 3. Nick Schwegel, SEVA 1:04.65.

100-meter butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 1:30.71, 2. Dylan Chaimowicz, Plantation Swim Team 1:33.50, 3. Joshua Brezenski, Plantation Swim Team 1:37.12; 11-12, 1. Kevin Fanjul, Blue Marlins 1:07.95, 2. Pedro Beron-Vera, Miami Swimming 1:12.32, 3. Jose Lopez, Miami Swimming 1:12.45; 13-14, 1. Brayan Perez, Blue Marlins 1:02.05, 2. Nick Talati, SEVA 1:02.34, 3. Sal Perez, FLA 1:05.07; 15-16, 1. Alex Moore, SEVA 59.31, 2. Kilian Nebe, SEVA 1:00.76, 3. Quinn Roth, SwimFast 1:02.78; 17-and-over, 1. Antonio Perez, Blue Marlins 59.82, 2. AJ Reid, Miami Swimming 59.83, 3. Nick Schwegel, SEVA 1:00.59.

200-meter breaststroke:

13-14, 1. Alfredo Vieira Wolfermann, Miami Swimming 2:43.39, 2. CJ Omweg, SEVA 2:50.33, 3. Andy Rogatinsky, Plantation Swim Team 2:50.46; 15-16, 1. Ben Attenberger, EBSC 2:29.25, 2. Samuel Kult, EBSC 2:37.51, 3. Graydon Tinneny, SEVA 2:38.15; 17-and-over, 1. Brooks Peterson, SEVA 2:33.09, 2. AJ Reid, Miami Swimming 2:34.08, 3. Kevin Van Cleave, EBSC 2:37.15.

50-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Zachary Vasser, YBC 33.39, 2. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 33.50, 3. Tyler Hering, SOFLO 33.93; 11-12, 1. Lance Lesage, Plantation Swim Team 28.57, 2. Kevin Fanjul, Blue Marlins 28.64, 3. Raphael Santos, Pompano Beach 29.58; 13-14, 1. Ryan Linnihan, EBSC 26.19, 2. Mattheus Santos, Pompano Beach 26.43, 3. Nick Talati, SEVA 26.66; 15-16, 1. Alex Moore, SEVA 25.01, 2. Kilian Nebe, SEVA 25.47, 3. Stevos Baczek, PHX 26.00; 17-and-over, 1. Logan Lassley, WA 24.40, 2. Jonathan Spires, SEVA 24.87, 3. Nick Schwegel, SEVA 25.41.

200-meter medley relay:

12-and-under, 1.Plantation Swim Team A 2:23.26, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club A 2:37.66, 3. SwimFast A 2:43.06; 13-14, 1. SEVA 2:09.14, 2. Plantation Swim Tea, 2:18.34; 15-16, 1. SEVA 1:57.95; 17-and-over, 1. SEVA 1:53.64, 2. Westminster Academy 1:55.65, 3. Plantation Swim Team 2:05.53.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

South Florida Aquatic Club Swimmers End On Winning Note, Capture Combined Team Title At International Classic


By Sharon Robb

June 28, 2015—Zackary Harris, Joseph Lee and Alejandro Mateus led South Florida Aquatic Club on the third and final day of the Swim Fort Lauderdale Sharks International Classic Sunday at Nova Southeastern Aquatic Center.

South Florida Aquatic Club, with depth and talent, won the combined team title with 513 points. The boys were runners-up with 324 points and girls finished third with 189 points.

Zackary Harris won the 10-and-under 100-meter freestyle in 1:08.31 followed by Alejandro Mateus second in 1:12.20.

Harris also won the 50-meter breaststroke in 44.94 followed by Mateus in 46.28.

Joseph Lee won the 11-12 50-meter breaststroke in 37.71 and 100-meter butterfly in 1:09.45.

Alejandro Mateus won the 10-and-under 100-meter butterfly in 1:19.61 followed by Harris in 1:20.04.

Other top SOFLO finishers were:

Florida State senior Marc Rojas, second in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:06.46.

John Paul Handal, second in the 100-meter freestyle in 1:04.85.

Kathleen Golding, third in the 800-meter freestyle in 9:13.46.

Jessica Rodriguez, third in the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:14.6, finishing ahead of former teammate Valentina Artemeva, seventh in 1:15.37.

Rafael Rodriguez, second in the 100-meter freestyle in 57.99.

“Tonight we got into the flow of the meet after the rain delays and breaks,” SOFLO coach Chris Anderson said. “The kids swam far better in finals.

“I am real excited to get back to two more weeks of solid training and fine tuning before starting the championship season off right,” Anderson said.

SOFLO swimmers will have a chance to make more cuts at the Area Championships that the team will host, followed by Junior Olympics, Senior Championships, Futures, Senior Zones, Pan American Games and World Championships.

Gulliver Swim Club and host Swim Fort Lauderdale swept the team titles.

Gulliver won the women’s team title with 314 points followed Greenwich YWCA Dolphins with 282 and South Florida Aquatic Club with 189.

Swim Fort Lauderdale captured the men’s team title with 340 points ahead of South Florida Aquatic Club with 324 and Gulliver with 191 points.

Teams that competed during the three-day meet were: Ace Aquatics, AquaKids Sharks, Bob Karl Swim Club, Boca Raton Swim Team, El Milenio, Fenaba, Greenwich YWCA Dolphins, Gulf Coast Swim Team, Gulliver Swim Club, Hungary, Lake Lytal Lightning, Pine Crest Swim Team, Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA, Sarasota Tsunami, South Florida Aquatic Club, host Swim Fort Lauderdale and YMCA of the Triangle Area.

SUNDAY RESULTS

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gulliver Swim Club 314, 2. Greenwich YWCA Dolphins 282, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 189, 4. AquaKids Sharks 177, 5. Pine Crest Swim Team 138.5, 6. Sarasota Tsunami Swim Team 122, 7. Swim Fort Lauderdale 110.5, 8. Hungary 70, 9. El Milenio 36, 10. YMCA of the Triangle Area 23.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Swim Fort Lauderdale 340, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 324, 3. Gulliver Swim Club 191.5, 4. Sarasota Tsunami Swim Team 135, 5. AquaKids Sharks 110, 6. tie, Pine Crest Swim Team and Greenwich 108, 8. Boca Raton Swim Team 60, 9. Azura Florida Aquatics 42, 10. Ace Aquatics 36.

WOMEN

800-meter freestyle:

Open, 1. Niki Urquidi, Gulliver 9:04.06, 2. Namilla Sanchez, Gulliver 9:12.42, 3. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 9:13.46.

100-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Zackary Harris, South Florida Aquatic Club 1:08.31, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 1:12.20, 3. Makar Goncharov, Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:17.83; 11-12, 1. Meghan Lynch, Greenwich 1:01.84, 2. Christine Flood, Greenwich 1:05.33, 3. Margaret Miao, AquaKids Sharks 1:05.42; 13-14, 1. Kate Hazlett, Greenwich 59.11, 2. Andrea Santander, Gulliver 59.31, 3. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 59.34; Open, 1. Marta Ciesla, Pine Crest 57.04, 2. Anya Egorova, Gulliver 58.08, 3. Emma Lincoln, Swim Fort Lauderdale 59.65.

50-meter breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Micaela Sierra, Unattached 37.29, 2. Athene Kovacs, Unattached 41.97, 3. Julia Podkoscielny, Pine Crest 43.65; 11-12, 1. Meghan Lynch, Greenwich 35.94, 2. Claire Michalik, Greenwich 37.47, 3. Margaret Miao, AquaKids Sharks 38.12.

100-meter breaststroke:

13-14, 1. Hailey Jerew, AquaKids Sharks 1:17.37, 2. Heaven Bazo, SRQ 1:17.57, 3. Marissa Lopez-Ona, Unattached 1:19.41; Open, 1. Lindsey Swartz, Pine Crest 1:13.56, 2. Emily Kopas, Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:14.00, 3. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:14.62.

100-meter butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Athena Kovacs, Unattached 1:10.51, 2. Lauren Balfour, Unattached 1:18.40, 3. Jenna Santiago, SRQ 1:24.01; 11-12, 1. Valerie Barreto, Gulliver 1:09.01, 2. Meghan Lynch, Greenwich 1:10.50, 3. Claire Michalik, Greenwich 1:10.96.

200-meter butterfly:

13-14, 1. Emily Cordovi, Gulliver 2:22.02, 2. Mary Smutny, AquaKidsSharks 2:25.65, 3. Molly See, Pine Crest 2:25.72; Open, 1. Amanda Tipton, Swim Fort Lauderdale 2:21.90, 2. Kelly Fertel, Gulliver 2:23.12, 3. Allison Kopas, Swim Fort Lauderdale 2:24.04.

MEN

1500-meter freestyle:

Open, 1. Blake Manganiello, AquaKids Sharks 16:03.21, 2. Dylan Allen, Swim Fort Lauderdale 16:56.99, 3. Jonathan Rodriguez, Gulliver 17:05.69.

100-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 1:08.31, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 1:12.20, 3. Makar Goncharov, Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:17.83; 11-12, 1. Max Tretyakov, Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:03.74,2. John Paul Handal, SOFLO 1:04.85, 3. David Gonzalez, Gulliver 1:05.82; 13-14, 1. Hunter Ingram, Unattached 57.40, 2. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 57.99, 3. Drake Gil, Boca Raton Swim Team 58.14; Open, 1. Thiago Sickert, ACE 51.67, 2. Nikita Tretyakov, Swim Fort Lauderdale 52.46, 3. Raphael Marcoux, Swim Fort Lauderdale 53.16.

50-meter breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 44.94, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 46.28, 3. Makar Goncharov, Swim Fort Lauderdale 48.45; 11-12, 1. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 37.71, 2. Parker Rosenthal, Gulliver 38.58, 3. Joshua Hanks, Pine Crest 38.71.

100-meter breaststroke:

13-14, 1. Jake Ritz, UGYW 1:16.21, 2. Elvis Kotikovski, Azura 1:16.36, 3. Kevin Degryze, Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:16.65; Open, 1. Jonathan Rutter, PCY 1:04.58, 2. Marc Rojas, SOFLO 1:06.46, 3. Ryan Graff, Pine Crest 1:08.90.

100-meter butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 1:19.61, 2. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 1:20.04, 3. Jason Cuffe, Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:32.95; 11-12, 1. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 1:09.45, 2. David Gonzalez, Gulliver 1:12.59, 3. Alexander Hazlett, Greenwich 1:14.70.

200-meter butterfly:

13-14, 1. Drake Gil, Boca Raton Swim Team 2:18.60, 2. Matthew Petreski, Pine Crest 2:20.19, 3. Andrew Kalaman, SRQ 2:25.54; Open, 1. Luke Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 2:05.07, 2. Nicholas Nord, Gulliver 2:08.91, 3. Blake Manganiello, AquaKids Sharks 2:12.84.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

Bullen, Escudero, Tijero, Gonzalez Top SOFLO Finishers On Day Two Of FLA International Invitational


By Sharon Robb

June 27, 2015—-South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers fared well against a good field of swimmers during second day action at the FLA International Invitational Saturday at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

SOFLO’s up-and-coming age group swimmers collected one second and three third-place finishes.

Samuel Bullen, 10, was second in the 10-and-under 100-meter breaststroke in a best time 1:44.16, improving his previous best of 1:46.10.

Mia Escudero, 10, was third in the 10-and-under 100-meter breaststroke in a best time 1:42.76, dropping from 1:44.36.

Christian Tijero, 9, was third in the 10-and-under 200-meter individual medley in a best time 3:11.45, improving his previous best of 3:15.98.

Logan Gonzalez, 10, was third in the 50-meter breaststroke in a best time 42.55, dropping from 48.35.

Southeastern Virginia Aquatic Club continues to dominate the four-day meet maintaining its lead in the combined team standings with 899 points and men’s team totals with 521. Elmbrook leads the women’s team standings with 329.

Plantation Swim Team, buoyed by its relays, is third in the combined and women’s team standings and highest-placing Florida Gold Coast team. Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens are third among men’s teams.

Teams competing are Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens, Centro Acuatico Centenario, City of Miami Parks, Coho Swim Club, Elmbrook, host FLA Aquatics, Hammerhead Aquatics, Heritage Aquatic Team, Miami Swimming, Oxbridge, Patriot Swim Team, Performance Aquatics, Phoenix Swimming, Pittsburgh Stingrays, Plantation Swim Team, Pompano Beach Piranhas, St. Andrew’s Swimming, Southeastern Virginia Aquatic Club, South Florida Aquatic Club, St. Thomas Swim Association, SwimFast, Webbs Tornadoes, Westminster Academy Swim Club and YBC Barracudas.

The four-day meet continues Sunday with two sessions at 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. and timed distance event finals on Monday.

SATURDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Southeastern Virginia Aquatic 899, 2. Elmbrook Swim Club 632.5, 3. Plantation Swim Team 536, 4. Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens 320, 5. FLA Aquatics, Miami Swimming 265, 7. Patriot Swim Team 243, 8. Heritage Aquatic Team 172, 9. South Florida Aquatic Club 171, 10. SwimFast 166.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Elmbrook 329, 2. SEVA 274, 3. Plantation Swim Team 269, 4. Patriot Swim Team 173, 5. Miami Swimming 163, 6. FLA 146, 7. SwimFast 121, 8. Phoenix 117, 9. Blue Marlins 100, 10. Heritage Aquatic Team 79.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. SEVA 521, 2. Elmbrook 229.5, 3. Blue Marlins 220, 4. Plantation Swim Team 209, 5. SOFLO 117, 6. YBC Barracudas 114, 7. Miami Swimming 102, 8. FLA 99, 9. Heritage Aquatic Team 93, 10. Pompano Beach Piranhas 78.

GIRLS

200-meter freestyle relay:

12-and-under, 1. Plantation Swim Team A 2:04.65, 2. Plantation Swim Team B 2:12.90, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club A 2:18.18.

200-meter butterfly:

14-and-under, 1. Cameron Thomas, SwimFast 2:28.62, 2. Jenna Thompson, SEVA 2:29.74, 3. Alyssa Reilly, SEVA 2:31.34; 15-16, 1. Kyla Valls, Miami Swimming 2:23.09, 2. Meredith Gustafson, EBSC 2:32.41, 3. Renata Peralta, Miami Swimming 2:42.36; 17-and-over, 1. Laine Morgan, Miami Swimming 2:31.12, 2. Alexa Kalandiak, Miami Swimming 2:33.66, 3. Madison Collins, WTST 2:43.03.

200-meter individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Kimberly McCaffrey, PATS 2:55.17, 2. Audrey Moore, STSA 3:04.98, 3. Melissa Gonzalez, Blue Marlins 3:13.14; 11-12, 1. Iliaza Aguiar, FLA 2:36.66, 2. Mattie Barfield, FLA 2:38.70, 3. Gabrianna Banks, HAT 2:39.61; 13-14, 1. Maggie Teng, EBSC 2:33.45, 2. Bridgette Grothman, Phoenix 2:34.98, 3. Andrea Ducar, SEVA 2:27.35; 15-16, 1. Leah Westcott, EBSC 2:29.53, 2. Victoria Miyamoto, Pompano 2:31.22, 3. Katelyn Walsh, PATS 2:31.55; 17-and-over, 1. Laine Morgan, Miami Swimming 2:33.29, 2. Shannon Walsh, PATS 2:38.27, 3. Annie Valls, Miami Swimming 2:39.81.

50-meter backstroke:

10-and-under, 1 Kimberly McCraffrey, PATS 38.66, 2. Amari Porter, HAT 39.94, 3. Megan Smith, Plantation Swim Team 42.68; 11-12, 1. Mattie Barfield, FLA 33.52, 2. Jocelyn Ruiz, Blue Marlins 33.88, 3. Isabella Chambers, Plantation Swim Team 35.54; 13-14, 1. Zoe Woods, EBSC 31.85, 2. Allora Williams, SwimFast 33.63, 3. Taylor Politi, FLA 35.59; 15-16, 1. Natalie Daniel, EBSC 31.62, 2. Leah Westcott, EBSC 33.62, 3. Lauren Zawacki, WTST 33.65; 17-and-over, 1. Lexi Blickman, Phoenix 34.49, 2. Amy Kranz, Westminster Academy 35.23, 3. Madison Boyd, SEVA 35.27.

200-meter backstroke:

14-and-under, 1. Callie Breiter, Phoenix 2:28.93, 2. Mattie Barfield, FLA 2:35.85, 3. Alyssa Reilly, SEVA 2:36.96; 15-16, 1. Natalie Daniel, EBSC 2:31.90, 2. Leah Westcott, EBSC 2:33.17, 3. Natalie Marsan, EBSC 2:35.43; 17-and-over, 1. Laine Morgan, Miami Swimming 2:38.86, 2. Madison Boyd, SEVA 2:41.67, 3. Skye Downey, Plantation Swim Team 2:46.29.

100-meter breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Audrey Moore, STSA 1:35.63, 2. Kimberly McCaffrey, PATS 1:37.76, 3. Mia Escudero, SOFLO 1:42.76; 11-12, 1. Iliza Aguiar, FLA 1:21.70, 2. Isabella Taylor, HAT 1:23.73, 3. Gabrianna Banks, HAT 1:24.53; 13-14, 1. Maggie Teng, EBSC 1:14.87, 2. Daniela Kim, YBC Barracudas 1:19.21, 3. Bridgette Grothman, Phoenix 1:22.40; 15-16, 1. Katelyn Walsh, PATS 1:16.54, 2. Kendra Graham, PATS 1:17.46, 3. Emily Ulmer, EBSC 1:19.40; 17-and-over, 1. Annie Valls, Miami Swimming 1:17.06, 2. Shannon Walsh, PATS 1:17.48, 3. Alexa Kalandiak, Miami Swimming 1:26.69.

50-meter butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Melissa Gonzalez, Blue Marlins 38.28, 2. Casey Perez, Blue Marlins 38.94, 3. Amari Porter, HAT 39.68; 11-12, 1. Jocelyn Ruiz, Blue Marlins 31.75, 2. Alyssa Reilly, SEVA 31.88, 3. Mattie Barfield, FLA 33.44; 13-14, 1. Zoe Woods, EBSC 29.68, 2. Andrea Ducar, SEVA 30.33, 3. Brieanna Romney, SEVA 31.84; 15-16, 1. Kendra Graham, PATS 30.04, 2. Katelyn Walsh, PATS 30.80, 3. Victoria Miyamoto, Pompano 31.05; 17-and-over, 1. Aly Pacitti, Plantation Swim Team 30.90, 2. Amy Kranz, Westminster Academy 32.05, 3. Shannon Walsh, PATS 32.74.

100-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Audrey Moore, STSA 1:12.54, 2. Kimberly McCaffrey, PATS 1:15.71, 3. Megan Smith, Plantation Swim Team 1:17.82; 11-12, 1. Gabrianna Banks, HAT 1:02.96, 2. Iliza Aguiar, FLA 1:03.65, 3. Mattie Barfield, FLA 1:07.02; 13-14, 1. Zoe Woods, EBSC 1:00.67, 2. Callie Breiter, Phoenix 1:02.26, 3. Allora Williams, SwimFast 1:02.70; 15-16, 1. Gwen Gustafson, EBSC 1:00.39, 2. Kyla Valls, Miami Swimming 1:01.08, 3. Bella Garbacz, Phoenix 1:02.06; 17-and-over, 1. Laine Morgan, Miami Swimming 1:01.16, 2. Aly Pacitti, Plantation Swim Team 1:03.01, 3. Maria Perez, Blue Marlins 1:04.37.

BOYS

200-meter freestyle relay:

12-and-under, 1. Plantation Swim Team A 2:07.61, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club A 2:16.45, 3. SwimFast 2:21.55; 13-14, 1. SEVA 1:51.81, 2. Plantation Swim Team 2:03.67; 15-16, 1. SEVA 1:44.89, 2. Elmbrook 1:51.77; 17-and-over, 1. SEVA 1:40.17, 2. Westminster Academy 1:41.22, 3. Elmbrook 1:47.21.

200-meter butterfly:

14-and-under, 1. Brayan Perez, Blue Marlins 2:16.21, 2. Nick Talati, SEVA 2:18.98, 3. Sal Perez, FLA 2:24.60; 15-16, 1. Samuel Kult, EBSC 2:16.88, 2. Diego Mateus, Blue Marlins 2:17.17, 3. Josten Medina, Miami Swimming 2:18.97; 17-and-over, 1. Nick Schwegel, SEVA 2:10.46, 2. Antonio Perez, Blue Marlins 2:20.62, 3. Felipe Farias, Plantation Swim Team 2:26.47.

200-meter individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Ivan Uglanov, HAT 3:07.30, 2. Zachary Vasser, YBC 3:07.66, 3. Christian Tijero, SOFLO 3:11.45; 11-12, 1. Lance Lesage, PST 2:41.30, 2. Jack D’Avi, YBC Barracudas 2:44.57, 3. Jose Lopez, Miami Swimming 2:47.41; 13-14, 1. Nick Talati, SEVA 2:22.29, 2. TC McCaffrey, PATS 2:22.42, 3. Ryan Linnihan, EBSC 2:26.00; 15-16, 1. Ariel Molina Macias, CAC 2:14.43, 2. Ben Attenberger, EBSC 2:17.02, 3. Graydon Tinneny, SEVA 2:20.04; 17-and-over, 1. Kevin Van Cleave, EBSC 2:14.16, 2. Nick Schwegel, SEVA 2:15.88, 3. Jonathan Spires, SEVA 2:18.78.

50-meter backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Zachary Vasser, YBC Barracudas 41.17, 2. Joshua Justin, Plantation Swim Team 41.38, 3. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 42.55; 11-12, 1. Lance Lesage, Plantation Swim Team 32.17, 2. Raphael Santos, Pompano 34.41, 3. Kevin Fanjul, Blue Marlins 34.66; 13-14, 1. TC McCaffrey, PATS 30.98, 2. Ryan Linnihan, EBSC 31.02, 3. Andrew Garcia, FLA 31.74; 15-16, 1. Ariel Molina Macias, CAC 28.92, 2. Tomer Korabelnikov, EBSC 30.06, 3. Kenny Cordovev, Blue Marlins 30.50; 17-and-over, 1. Blain Stewart, Westminster Academy 29.42, 2. Kevin Van Cleave, EBSC 29.58, 3. Logan Lassley, Westminster Academy 30.28.

100-meter breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Ivan Uglanov, HAT 1:39.41, 2. Samuel Bullen, SOFLO 1:44.16, 3. Farouk Musa, Unattached 1:46.91; 11-12, 1. Flash Jackson, PATS 1:30.72, 2. Sergio Santamarina, Blue Marlins 1:32.80, 3. Dylan Tamaroff, SwimFast 1:33.20; 13-14, 1. Andy Rogatinsky, Plantation Swim Team 1:15.37, 2. Nick Talati, SEVA 1:16.16, 3. Nicholas Grande, Blue Marlins 1:12.16; 15-16, 1. Ben Attenberger, EBSC 1:07.98, 2. Killian Nebe, SEVA 1:10.15, 3. Felipe Urrutia, Miami Swimming 1:12.77; 17-and-over, 1. Brooks Peterson, SEVA 1:09.10, 2. Kevin Van Cleave, EBSC 1:11.24, 3. AJ Reid, Miami Swimming 1:11.80.

50-meter butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Ivan Uglanov, HAT 38.85, 2. Zachary Vasser, YBC Barracudas 39.39, 3. Joshua Brezenski, Plantation Swim Team 39.47; 11-12, 1. Kevin Fanjul, Blue Marlins 31.14, 2. Jose Lopez, Miami Swimming 31.72, 3. Raphael Santos, Pompano 32.58; 13-14, 1. Nick Talati, SEVA 28.73, 2. Brayan Perez, Blue Marlins 28.94, 3. Sal Perez, FLA 29.28; 15-16, 1. Killian Nebe, SEVA 27.24, 2. Alex Moore, SEVA 27.31, 3. Kenny Cordovez, Blue Marlins 27.58; 17-and-over, 1. Antonio Perez, Blue Marlins 26.95, 2. Taylor Eaddy, HAT 27.24, 3. Logan Lassley, Westminster Academy 27.48.

200-meter backstroke:

14-and-under, 1. Matthew McDonald, Phoenix 2:09.03, 2. TC McCaffrey, PATS 2:24.25, 3. Landon Potter, SEVA 2:31.31; 15-16, 1. Ariel Molina Macias, CAC 2:11.96, 2. Tomer Korabelnikov, EBSC 2:18.62, 3. Judd Fishman, COHO 2:20.81; 17-and-over, 1. Nick Schwegel, SEVA 2:15.75, 2. Kevin Van Cleave, EBSC 2:16.07, 3. Blain Stewart, Westminster Academy 2:24.37.

100-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Siyuan Lu, YBC Barracudas 1:08.75, 2. Zachary Vasser, YBC Barracudas 1:13.23, 3. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 1:15.79; 11-12, 1. Lance Lesage, Plantation Swim Team 1:02.91, 2. Kevin Fanjul, Blue Marlins 1:03.46, 3. Raphael Santos, Pompano 1:04.26; 13-14, 1. Ryan Linnihan, EBSC 56.67, 2. Mattheus Santos, Pompano 58.06, 3. Nick Talati, SEVA 58.25; 15-16, 1. Alex Moore, SEVA 54.60, 2. Killian Nebe, SEVA 56.19, 3. Kenny Cordovez, Blue Marlins 56.82; 17-and-over, 1. Jonathan Spires, SEVA 54.08, 2. Nick Schwegel, SEVA 54.94, 3. Michael Saco, Miami Swimming 55.06.

IF YOU GO

What: FLA International Invitational Classic

When: Friday-Monday

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second Street.

Schedule: Sunday, Session 4, 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.; Monday, Session 5, 9 a.m. Timed Finals distance events.

Admission: $3 per session, $3 heat sheet. For information call 954-468-5590 or http://www.FLAswim.com

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

South Florida Aquatic Club Swims Well On Day Two Of International Classic


By Sharon Robb

June 27, 2015—Erika Pelaez, Rafael Rodriguez, Joseph Lee and Zackary Harris led South Florida Aquatic Club on Day Two of the Swim Fort Lauderdale Sharks International Classic Saturday at Nova Southeastern Aquatic Center.

Against a good field, Pelaez, 8, won the 10-and-under 100-meter backstroke in a best time 1:19.43, dropping 1:22.33. Pelaez was also second in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:50.68, also a best time dropping from 2:54.37.

Harris, 10, won the 10-and-under 100-meter backstroke in a best time 1:20.26, dropping from 1:21.06. He was also second in the 200-meter individual medley in a best time 2:47.65 (2:48.88 previous best) followed by teammate Alejandro Mateus in a best time 2:56.36 (2:59.40 previous best), who was also second in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:24.34.

Lee, 12, won the 11-12 200-meter individual medley in a best time 2:35.58 (2:37.98 previous best) and 100-meter backstroke in 1:14.77 (1:18.58 previous best). Lee was also second in the 400-meter freestyle in a best time 4:46.07, dropping from 4;50.23.

Rodriguez won the 13-14 400-meter freestyle in 4:22.66 and was third in the 200-meter individual medley in 2:22.33.

“Our kids are swimming well in non-tech suits and swimming best times,” SOFLO head coach Chris Anderson said. “We are still in the middle of heavy training. This will give them a lot of confidence for the championship meets.”

Other top SOFLO performers were:

Paige Lane, 12, second in the 11-12 50-meter freestyle in 29.64, best time dropping from 30.19

Kayla Cunningham, 12, second in the 11-12 100-meter backstroke in a best time 1:14.38, dropping from 1:16.03.

Kyana Castro, 12, third in the 11-12 200-meter individual medley in a best time 2:40.73, dropping from 2:41.99 and third in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:58.66, also a best time dropping from 4:59.62.

Kathleen Golding, 14, third in the 50-meter freestyle in 27.54.

Marcella Marinheiro, 20, third in the open 200-meter backstroke in 2:25.85.

Leonardo Mateus was second in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:25.17.

Gulliver Swim Club and Swim Fort Lauderdale remain in the lead after two days of competition.

Gulliver Swim Club has a one-point lead over Greenwich YWCA Dolphins, 214-213, in the women’s competition. South Florida Aquatic Club is third with 152 points.

Host Swim Fort Lauderdale leads South Florida Aquatic Club, 245-222.

Teams competing during the three-day meet are: Ace Aquatics, AquaKids Sharks, Bob Karl Swim Club, Boca Raton Swim Team, El Milenio, Fenaba, Greenwich YWCA Dolphins, Gulf Coast Swim Team, Gulliver Swim Club, Hungary, Lake Lytal Lightning, Pine Crest Swim Team, Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA, Sarasota Tsunami, South Florida Aquatic Club, host Swim Fort Lauderdale and YMCA of the Triangle Area.

The three-day meet continues on Sunday with timed finals beginning at 8:30 a.m.

SATURDAY RESULTS

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gulliver Swim Club 214, 2. Greenwich YWCA Dolphins 213, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 152, 4. AquaKids Sharks 131, 5. Pine Crest 90.5, 6. Sarasota Tsunami 90, 7. Swim Fort Lauderdale 68.5, 8. Hungary 45, 9. El Milenio 32, 10. Fenaba 14.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Swim Fort Lauderdale 245, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 222, 3. Gulliver 136, 4. Sarasota Tsunami 106, 5. Greenwich 93, 6. Pine Crest 81, 7. AquaKids Sharks 79, 8. Boca Raton Swim Team 36, 9. Azura Florida Aquatics 31, 10. Fenaba 26.

WOMEN

200-meter individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Athena Kovacs, Unattached 2:38.29, 2. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 2:50.68, 3. Micaela Sierra, Unattached 2:51.16; 11-12, 1. Meghan Lynch, Greenwich 2:28.58, 2. Claire Michalik, Greenwich 2:35.01, 3. Kyana Castro, SOFLO 2:40.73; 13-14, 1. Andrea Santander, Gulliver 2:23.62, 2. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 2:30.11, 3. Emily Cordovi, Gulliver 2:31.05; Open, 1. Kelly Fertel, Gulliver 2:20.53, 2. Lindsey Swartz, Pine Crest 2:22.84, 3. Amanda Tipton, Swim Fort Lauderdale 2:23.43.

50-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Athena Kovacs, Unattached 30.44, 2. Lauren Balfour, Unattached 31.59, 3. Julia Podkoscielny, Pine Crest 32.42; 11-12, 1. Meghan Lynch, Greenwich 28.75, 2. Paige Lane, SOFLO 29.64, 3. Claire Michalik, Greenwich 30.16; 13-14, 1. Kate Hazlett, Greenwich 27.40, 2. Andrea Santander, Gulliver 27.43, 3. Hailey Jerew, AquaKids Sharks 27.58; Open, 1. Marta Ciesla, Pine Crest 26.18, 2. Valentina Artemova, Unattached 27.24, 3. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 27.54.

400-meter freestyle:

11-12, 1. Meghan Lynch, Greenwood 4:38.60, 2. Janet D’Alessandro, AquaKids Sharks 4:57.56, 3. Kyana Castro, SOFLO 4:58.66; 13-14, 1. Andrea Santander, Gulliver 4:25.29, 2. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 4:27.46, 3. Heaven Bazo, SRQ 4:39.30; Open, 1. Niki Urquidi, Gulliver 4:19.05, 2. Anya Egorova, Gulliver 4:22.69, 3. Kelly Fertel, Gulliver 4:26.33.

100-meter backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 1:19.43, 2. Jenna Santiago 1:20.66, 3. Micaela Sierra, Unattached 1:21.00; 11-12, 1. Claire Michalik, Greenwich 1:12.03, 2. Kayla Cunningham, SOFLO 1:14.38, 3. Simone Vale, Unattached 1:16.94.

200-meter backstroke:

13-14, 1. Kate Hazlett, Greenwich 2:22.37, 2. Anna Freed, SRQ 2:27.01, 3. Emily Cordovi, Gulliver 2:27.27; Open, 1. Amanda Tipton, SFTL 2:20.89, 2. Kate Moore, YOTA 2:25.81, 3. Marcella Marinheiro, SOFLO 2:25.85.

MEN

200-meter individual medley:

10-and-under, 1. Makar Goncharov, Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:40.08, 2. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 2:47.65, 3. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 2:56.36; 11-12, 1. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 2:35.58, 2. Max Tretyakov, Swim Fort Lauderdale 2:39.05, 3. Joshua Hanks, Pine Crest 2:39.80; 13-14, 1. Matthew Petreski, Pine Crest 2:20.13, 2. Nicholas Vale, Unattached 2:21.13, 3. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:22.33; Open, 1. Nikita Tretyakov, Swim Fort Lauderdale 2:06.54, 2. Jonathan Rutter, PCY 2:07.41, 3. Blake Manganiello, AquaKids Sharks 2:14.64.

50-meter freestyle:

11-12, 1. Max Tretyakov, SFTL 29.70, 2. Joshua Hanks, Pine Crest 30.38, 3. Alexander Hazlett, Greenwich 30.53; 13-14, 1. Hunter Ingram, Unattached 26.15, 2. Elvis Kotikovski, Azura 26.63, 3. Nicholas Vale, Unattached 26.79; Open, 1. Raphael Marcoux, SFTL 24.30, 2. Nick Carter, Gulliver 24.36, 3. Nikita Tretyakov, SFTL 24.89.

400-meter freestyle:

11-12, 1. Max Tretyakov, SFTL 4:44.15, 2. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 4:46.07, 3. Aidan Murphy, SRQ 4;53.09; 13-14, 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 4:22.66, 2. Jonathan Rodriguez, Gulliver 4:23.90, 3. Franco Xavier Melian, FEN 4:26.01; Open, 1. Jonathan Rutter, PCY 4:05.14, 2. Blake Manganiello, AquaKids Sharks 4:06.39, 3. Nick Carter, Gulliver 4:08.33.

100-meter backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 1:20.26, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 1:24.34, 3. Peter Michalik, Greenwich 1:36.50; 11-12, 1. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 1:14.77, 2. Joshua Hanks, Pine Crest 1:15.35, 3. Alexander Hazlett, Greenwich 1:16.90.

200-meter backstroke:

13-14, 1. Elvis Kotikovski, Azura 2:19.56, 2. Leonardo Mateus, SOFLO 2:25.17, 3. Jared Repassy, SRQ 2:33.09; Open, 1. Nick Carter, Gulliver 2:06.59, 2. Blake Manganiello, AquaKids Sharks 2:14.42, 3. Nicolas Oberndorfer, Gulliver 2:16.55.

IF YOU GO

What: Swim Fort Lauderdale Sharks International Classic

When: Friday-Sunday

Where: Nova Southeastern University Aquatic Center, SW 36th St. & SW 75th Ave., Davie

Schedule: Sunday 8:30 a.m. Timed Finals

Admission: $3 per session, $3 heat sheets. For information call 954-463-0627.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Gonzalez Wins On Day One Of FLA International Invitational


By Sharon Robb

June 26, 2015—-Logan Gonzalez and Tyler Hering led South Florida Aquatic Club on the first day of the FLA International Invitational at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Logan Gonzalez 10, of South Florida Aquatic Club won the 10-and-under 400-meter freestyle in 5:43.16.

Hering, 10, was third in the 400-meter freestyle in 5:51.24.

Gonzalez is among early high point leaders after Day One.

Hering and Gonzalez were the only top three SOFLO finishers.

Southeastern Virginia Aquatic Club leads the combined (332 points), men’s (138 points) and women’s team (90 points) standings. Elmbrook (Wis.) Swim Club is second in combined with 170 and women’s team standings with 55 and third in the men’s team standings with 41.

Among other Florida Gold Coast winners were:

Iliza Aguiar of FLA in the 11-12 400-meter freestyle in 4:49.32.

Aly Pacitti of Plantation Swim Team in the 17-and-over 400-meter freestyle in 4:56.67.

Victoria Miyamoto of Pompano Beach Piranhas in the 15-16 400-meter individual medley in 5:16.43.

Bailey Grabenhorst of PAQ in the 17-and-over 400-meter individual medley in 5:31.46.

Lance Lesage of Plantation Swim Team won the 11-12 400-meter freestyle in 4:51.82.

Mattheus Santos of Pompano Beach Piranhas in the 13-14 400-meter freestyle in 4:24.37.

Eduardo Pineiro-Barros of YBC Barracudas in the 15-16 400-meter freestyle in 4:20.86.

Kevin Fanjul of Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens in the 12-and-under 400-meter individual medley in 5:36.25.

Teams competing are Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens, Centro Acuatico Centenario, City of Miami Parks, Coho Swim Club, Elmbrook, host FLA Aquatics, Hammerhead Aquatics, Heritage Aquatic Team, Miami Swimming, Oxbridge, Patriot Swim Team, Performance Aquatics, Phoenix Swimming, Pittsburgh Stingrays, Plantation Swim Team, Pompano Beach Piranhas, St. Andrew’s Swimming, Southeastern Virginia Aquatic Club, South Florida Aquatic Club, St. Thomas Swim Association, SwimFast, Webbs Tornadoes, Westminster Academy Swim Club and YBC Barracudas.

The four-day meet continues Saturday with two sessions at 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.

FRIDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM TOTALS: 1. Southeastern Virginia Aquatic 332, 2. Elmbrook Swim Club 170, 3. Plantation Swim Team 119, 4. FLA 92, 5. Blue Marlins 62, 6. Pompano Beach Piranhas 52, 7. SwimFast 42, 8. Miami Swimming 39, 9. Patriot Swim Team 31, 10. Phoenix Swimming 27.

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Southeastern Virginia Aquatic 90, 2. Elmbrook 55, 3. FLA 40, 4. SwimFast 38, 5. Plantation Swim Team 34.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Southeastern Virginia Aquatic 138, 2. Blue Marlins 46, 3. Elmbrook 41, 4. tie, Pompano Beach Piranhas, FLA 32.

GIRLS

400-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Kimberly McCaffrey, PATS 5:39.25, 2. Amari Porter, HAT 5:49.79, 3. Lauren Kennedy, SwimFast 5:51.67; 11-12, 1. Iliza Aguiar, FLA 4:49.32, 2. Alyssa Reilly, SEVA 4:56.65, 3. Mattie Barfields, FLA 4:57.19; 13-14, 1. Jenna Thompson, SEVA 4:45.02, 2. Callie Breiter, Phoenix 4:45.42, 3. Cameron Thomas, SwimFast 4:56.01; 15-16, 1. Leah Westcott, EBSC 4:38.90, 2. Kyla Valls, Miami Swimming 4:41.11, 3. Meredith Gustafson, EBSC 4:41.37; 17-and-over, 1. Aly Pacitti, Plantation Swim Team 4:56.67, 2. Maria Perez, Blue Marlins 4:59.46, 3. Madison Collins, WTST 5:09.61.

400-meter individual medley:

12-and-under, 1. Alyssa Reilly,SEVA 5:28.94, 2. Iliza Aguiar, FLA 5:37.25, 3. Mattie Barfield, FLA 5:40.26; 13-14, 1. Jenna Thompson, SEVA 5:29.01, 2. Andrea Ducar, SEVA 5:29.18, 3. Allora Williams, SwimFast 5:31.69; 15-16, 1. Victoria Miyamoto, Pompano 5:16.43, 2. Katelyn Walsh, PATS 5:25.39, 3. Gabby Hrdlick, EBSC 5:39.95; 17-and-over, 1. Bailey Grabenhorst, PAQ 5:31.46, 2. Madison Boyd, SEVA 5:45.13, 3. Hannah Bristol PAQ 7:29.63.

Mixed 200-meter medley relay:

14-and-under, 1. SEVA A 2:05.46, 2. FLA 2:06.87, 3. EBSC A 2:09.11; 15-16, 1. EBSC A 2:00.21, 2. SEVA A 2:01.14, 3. EBSC B 2:11.37, 17-and-over, 1.SEVA A 1:56.32, 2. SEVA B 2:03.79, 3. Plantation Swim Team 2:08.03.

BOYS

400-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Logan Gonzalez, SOFLO 5:43.16, 2. Ivan Uglanov, HAT 5:50.10, 3. Tyler Hering, SOFLO 5:51.24; 11-12, 1. Lance Lesage, Plantation Swim Team 4:51.82, 2. Jose Lopez, Miami Swimming 4:59.60, 3. Abraham Alonso, Blue Marlins 5:10.65; 13-14, 1. Mattheus Santos, Pompano 4:24.37, 2. Sal Perez, FLA 4:24.78, 3. Ryan Linnihan, EBSC 4:25.55; 15-16, 1. Eduardo Pineiro-Barros, YBC 4:20.86, 2. Alex Moore, SEVA 4:21.21, 3. Graydon Tinneny, SEVA 4:27.87; 17-and-over, 1. Nick Schwegel, SEVA 4:15.57, 2. Kevin Van Cleave, EBSC 4:19.91, 3. Jonathan Spires, SEVA 4:26.88.

400-meter individual medley:

12-and-under, 1. Kevin Fanjul, Blue Marlins 5:36.25, 2. Raphael Santos, Pompano 5:45.20, 3. Jose Lopez, Miami Swimming 5:47.23; 13-14, 1. Nick Talati, SEVA 5:05.85, 2. Sal Perez, FLA 5:16.27, 3. CJ Omweg, SEVA 5:28.11; 15-16, 1. Ben Attenbergerm EBSC 4:47.67, 2. Samuel Kult, EBSC 4:53.92, 3. Alex Moore, SEVA 4:57.13; 17-and-over, 1. Nick Schwegel, SEVA 4:47.68, 2. Deke Lueker, SEVA 5:05.17, 3. Jonathan Spires, SEVA 5:13.47.

IF YOU GO

What: FLA International Invitational Classic

When: Friday-Monday

Where: Plantation Aquatic Complex, 9151 NW Second Street.

Schedule: Saturday, Session 3, 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.; Sunday, Session 4, 8 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.; Monday, Session 5, 9 a.m. Timed Finals.

Admission: $3 per session, $3 heat sheet. For information call 954-468-5590 or http://www.FLAswim.com

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

South Florida Aquatic Club Swimmers Shine On Day One Of International Classic


By Sharon Robb

June 26, 2015—South Florida Aquatic Club, competing against an impressive field of teams, turned in several good swims on opening day of the Swim Fort Lauderdale Sharks International Classic Friday at Nova Southeastern Aquatic Center.

SOFLO boys were led by triple winners Joseph Lee, 12, and Zackary Harris, both former SOFLO Swimmers of the Month.

Harris, 10, won the 10-and-under 100-meter breaststroke in 1:35.28, 50-meter butterfly in 34.87 and 200-meter freestyle in 2:30.44.

Lee won the 11-12 100-meter breaststroke in 1:23.70, 50-meter butterfly in 31.75 and 200-meter freestyle in 2:16.93.

SOFLO teammate Alejandro Mateus was an individual winner in the 50-meter backstroke in 38.32.

Other top SOFLO boys finishers were: Rafael Rodriguez, second in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:07.91; Marcos Vazquez, second in the 50-meter backstroke in 35.76; Brandon Moran, second in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:44.37; Florida State’s Marc Rojas, third in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:33.57

SOFLO girls were led by Kathleen Golding, second in the 100-meter butterfly in 1:06.37; Erika Pelaez, second in both the 50-meter butterfly in 34.02 and 200-meter freestyle in 2:28.68; Florida Gulf Coast’s Marcella Marinheiro, third in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:06.79; Jessica Rodriguez, third in the 200-meter breaststroke in 2:43.92; and Kyana Castro, third in the 200-meter freestyle in 2:19.91.

Gulliver Swim Club women and Swim Fort Lauderdale men took the early lead after the opening day of competition.

Gulliver Swim Club leads with 124 points followed by Greenwich YWCA Dolphins with 112 and South Florida Aquatic Club with 73.

Gulliver Swim Club was led by triple winner Andrea Santander. Santander, 13, won the 13-14 100-meter butterfly in 1:04.53, 400-meter individual medley in a best time 5:02.38 and 200-meter freestyle in 2:05.83, also a best time.

Host Swim Fort Lauderdale leads the men’s team standings with 138 followed by South Florida Aquatic Club with 120 and Gulliver with 73.

Swim Fort Lauderdale was led by one individual winner Nikita Tretyakov in the open 100-meter butterfly in 56.08. Swim Fort Lauderdale relied on its depth with several second and third place finishers.

Teams competing during the three-day meet are: Ace Aquatics, AquaKids Sharks, Bob Karl Swim Club, Boca Raton Swim Team, El Milenio, Fenaba, Greenwich YWCA Dolphins, Gulf Coast Swim Team, Gulliver Swim Club, Hungary, Lake Lytal Lightning, Pine Crest Swim Team, Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA, Sarasota Tsunami, South Florida Aquatic Club, host Swim Fort Lauderdale and YMCA of the Triangle Area.

The three-day meet continues on Saturday with timed finals beginning at 8:30 a.m.

FRIDAY RESULTS

WOMEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Gulliver Swim Club 124, 2. Greenwich YWCA 112, 3. South Florida Aquatic Club 73, 4. AquaKids Sharks 67, 5. Pine Crest 49, 6. Sarasota Tsunami 46, 7. Swim Fort Lauderdale 43.5, 8. El Milenio 21, 9. Fenaba 13, 10. YMCA of the Triangle Area 11.

MEN TEAM TOTALS: 1. Swim Fort Lauderdale 138, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 120, 3. Gulliver 73, 4. Sarasota Tsunami 61, 5. Greenwich YWCA 52, 6. Pine Crest 44, 7. AquaKids Sharks 38, 8. ACE Aquatics, Boca Raton Swim Team 19, 10. Powel Crosley Jr. YMCA 17.

WOMEN

100-meter backstroke:

13-14, 1. Kate Hazlett, Greenwich YWCA 1:08.37, 2. Emily Cordovi, Gulliver 1:08.45, 3. Samantha Scott, GYWD 1:09.68; Open, 1. Anya Egorova, Gulliver 1:04.41, 2. Amanda Tipton, Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:05.12, 3. Marcella Marinheiro, SOFLO 1:06.79.

50-meter backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Athena Kovacs, Unattached 33.86, 2. Lauren Balfour, Pine Crest 36.36, 3. Julia Podkoscielny, Pine Crest 36.91; 11-12, 1. Claire Michalik, Greenwich YWCA 35.10, 2. Christine Flood, Greenwich YWCA 36.17, 3. Simone Vale, Pine Crest 36.49.

200-meter breaststroke:

13-14, 1. Betsey Bennett, Pine Crest 2:47.36, 2. Heaven Bazo, SRQ 2:48.12, 3. Hailey Jerew, AquaKids Sharks 2:52.52; Open, 1. Lindsey Swartz, Pine Crest 2:40.43, 2. Elizabeth Zubero, Swim Fort Lauderdale 2:43.33, 3. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:43.92.

100-meter breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Micaela Sierra, Pine Crest 1:21.86, 2. Isabella Acosta, Gulliver 1:40.29, 3. Olivia Dinehart, AquaKids Sharks 1:41.35; 11-12, 1. Meghan Lynch, Greenwich YWCA 1:17.07, 2. Claire Michaelik, Greenwich YWCA 1:21.24, 3. Margaret Miao, AquaKids Sharks 1:23.17.

100-meter butterfly:

13-14, 1. Andrea Santander, Gulliver 1:04.53, 2. Oriana Agustina Duarte, FENAB 1:04.92, 3. Emily Cordovi, Gulliver 1:05.04; Open, 1. Emma Lincoln, Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:04.76, 2. Kathleen Golding, SOFLO 1:06.37, 3. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 1:06.39.

50-meter butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Athena Kovacs, Unattached 31.25, 2. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 34.02, 3. Lauren Balfour, Pine Crest 34.39; 11-12, 1. Claire Michalik, Greenwich YWCA 31.04, 2. Meghan Lynch, Greenwich YWCA 31.25, 3. Valerie Barreto, Gulliver 31.87.

400-meter individual medley:

13-14, 1. Andrea Santander, Gulliver 5:02.38, 2. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 5:16.36, 3. Anna Freed, SRQ 5:23.89; Open, 1. Kelly Fertel, Gulliver 4:54.03, 2. Amanda Tipton, Swim Fort Lauderdale 5:02.71, 3. Lindsey Swartz, Pine Crest 5:04.28.

200-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Athena Kovacs, Unattached 2:20.72, 2. Erika Pelaez, SOFLO 2:28.68, 3. Jenna Ssantiago, SRQ 2:29.54; 11-12, 1. Meghan Lynch, Greenwich YWCA 2:14.31, 2. Janet D’Alessandro, AquaKids Sharks 2:19.49, 3. Kyana Castro, SOFLO 2:19.91; 13-14, 1. Andrea Santander, Gulliver 2:05.83, 2. Mary Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 2:06.28, 3. Kate Hazlett, Greenwich YWCA 2:10.84; Open, 1. Anya Egorova, Gulliver 2:03.38, 2. Niki Urquidi, Gulliver 2:03.47, 3. Marta Ciesla, Pine Crest 2:08.30.

MEN

100-meter backstroke:

13-14, 1. Elvis Kotikovski, Pine Crest 1:03.65, 2. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:07.91, 3. Matthew Petreski, Pine Crest 1:10.37; Open, 1. Nick Carter, Gulliver 1:00.92, 2. Phillipe Marcoux, Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:03.02, 3. Nicolas Oberndorfer, Gulliver 1:03.51.

50-meter backstroke:

10-and-under, 1. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 38.32, 2. Peter Michalik, Greenwich YWCA 43.76, 3. Jason Cuffe, Swim Fort Lauderdale 44.58; 11-12, 1. Joshua Hanks, Pine Crest 35.36, 2. Marcos Vazquez, SOFLO 35.76, 3. Aiden Murphy, SRQ 36.57.

200-meter breaststroke:

13-14, 1. Matthew Petreski, Pine Crest 2:31.55, 2. Brandon Moran, SOFLO 2:44.37, 3. Jared Repassy, SRQ 2:44.44; Open, 1. Jonathan Rutter, PCY 2:25.26, 2. Kristof Kertesz, Swim Fort Lauderdale 2:32.29, 3. Marc Rojas, SOFLO 2:33.57.

100-meter breaststroke:

10-and-under, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 1:35.28, 2. Makar Goncharov, Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:44.02, 3. Ronan Murphy, SRQ 1:54.20; 11-12, 1. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 1:23.70, 2. Marcelo Carrion, Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:25.71, 3. Parker Rosenthal, Gulliver 1:25.86.

100-meter butterfly:

13-14, 1. Drake Gil, Boca Raton 1:03.26, 2. Matthew Petreski, Pine Crest 1:04.32, 3. Kevin Degryze, Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:05.09; Open, 1. Nikita Tretyakov, Swim Fort Lauderdale 56.08, 2. Thiago Sickert, ACE 56.12, 3. Luke Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 58.02.

50-meter butterfly:

10-and-under, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 34.87, 2. Jason Cuffe, Swim Fort Lauderdale 37.27, 3. Ronan Murphy, SRQ 43.47; 11-12, 1. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 31.75, 2. Max Tretyakov, Swim Fort Lauderdale 33.26, 2. Alexander Hazlett, Greenwich YWCA 33.43.

400-meter individual medley:

13-14, 1. Nicholas Vale, Pine Crest 4:57.84, 2. Jonathan Rodriguez, Gulliver 4:58.53, 3. Jared Repassy, SRQ 5:09.95; Open, 1. Blake Manganiello, AquaKids Sharks 4:39.98, 2. Luke Smutny, AquaKids Sharks 4:45.11, 3. Kristof Kertesz, Swim Fort Lauderdale 4:52.41.

200-meter freestyle:

10-and-under, 1. Zackary Harris, SOFLO 2:30.44, 2. Alejandro Mateus, SOFLO 2:36.34, 3. Makar Goncharov, Swim Fort Lauderddale 2:51.31; 11-12, 1. Joseph Lee, SOFLO 2:16.93, 2. Alexander Hazlett, Greenwich YWCA 2:19.76, 3. Aidan Murphy, SRQ 2:19.84; 13-14, 1. Hunter Ingram, Pine Crest 2:02.55, 2. Jonathan Rodriguez, Gulliver 2:04.21, 3. Nicholas Vale, Pine Crest 2:04.95; Open, 1. Thiago Sickert, ACE 1:55.29, 2. Nikita Tretyakov, Swim Fort Lauderdale 1:56.49, 3. Jonathan Rutter, PCY 1:56.84.

IF YOU GO

What: Swim Fort Lauderdale Sharks International Classic

When: Friday-Sunday

Where: Nova Southeastern University Aquatic Center, SW 36th St. & SW 75th Ave., Davie.

Schedule: Saturday, 8:30 a.m., Sunday 8:30 a.m. Timed Finals

Admission: $3 per session, $3 heat sheets. For information call 954-463-0627.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com