SOFLO HAS GOOD WEEKEND OF SWIMMING, AGE GROUP SWIMMERS, COACHES ARE ENCOURAGED

SOFLO HAS GOOD WEEKEND OF SWIMMING, AGE GROUP SWIMMERS, COACHES ARE ENCOURAGED


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

South Florida Aquatic Club age group coaches Bruno Darzi, Chris Jackson and Josh Laban couldn’t be happier.

With meets nearly every weekend, the club’s swimmers are gearing up for what promises to be an outstanding summer.

SOFLO was able to split squads June 4-6. Swimmers competed at the North Palm Beach Summer Kickoff that featured more than 400 swimmers and 19 teams in Pompano Beach and FLA Open Invitational at Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton.

“Overall, it was pretty good,” said Darzi, head age group coach. “The younger kids did better than some of the older kids. It could have been because of training or the weather. It was extremely hot on the pool deck and a lot of kids had a hard time racing.”

For most of the swimmers it was their first long course meet of the summer. For others, it was their second after competing in Longwood.

Ten-year-old Eden Cooke continued her success in the 9-10 age group competition at the North Palm Beach Summer Kickoff.

A day after winning three events and swimming two career-best times, Cooke continued her winning ways on the second and final day of the meet with three more victories and three career-best times.

Cooke won the 100-meter freestyle in a career-best time, 1:10.64. Her seed time was 1:10.96. She won the 50-meter breaststroke in a best time 46.27, a big drop from her previous best of 49.70. She won the 50-meter backstroke in a best time 37.52, dropping 2/100th  off her previous best.

Kylie Herman, 12, was second in the girls’ 11-12 100-meter freestyle in a best time 1:08.95. Her previous best was 1:10.70. She was also second in the 100-meter butterfly in a career-best 1:21.54. Her previous best was 1:25.24.

Steph Campo, 12, was third in the 100-meter backstroke in 1:15.94 and fourth in the 400-meter freestyle in 4:59.10.

Danielle Ginzburg, 12, was third in the 11-12 50-meter backstroke in a best time of 38.01. Her previous time was 39.56.

Keegan Boisson-Yates, 15, got in more race experience against good competition.

In an exciting race against St. Andrew’s Wali Toulson, 16, Boisson-Yates finished second in the 100-meter freestyle in a best time of 56.73. His previous best was 1:00.78. Toulson beat him to the wall in 56.31. Boisson-Yates took another second in the 200-meter butterfly in 2:33.56. Connor Knight, 17, of North Palm Beach won in 2:16.05.

Coral Springs Swim Club’s 8-and-unders flexed their muscles. Delaney Biro, 8, was third in the 50-meter breaststroke in a best time of 59.90. Her previous best was 1:05.90.

FLA OPEN INVITATIONAL

Age group coach Josh Laban, based at Mullins Park, praised his swimmers’ efforts during the three-day FLA Open Invitational at Florida Atlantic University’s pool in Boca Raton.

“I think they swam great,” Laban said. “We had a couple of weeks to get ready for this meet. A lot of these kids never swam long course before. A lot of them had no seed times.

“These kids are novice level so the more races they can compete in, they will establish their times and get better. The kids had a good time at the meet and got along. The parents were great.”

One of the adversities swimmers were faced with was the heat, humidity and high deck temperature. It gave Laban the opportunity to stress to his young swimmers how important hydration is before and after races.

“We let the parents know through emails how important it was to keep the kids hydrated under those conditions,” Laban said. “We knew the weekend was going to be long and grueling and we wanted them to be prepared their first time out of the gate.”

Despite the heat, the swimmers enjoyed the meet and had fun.

“This kind of meet was perfect for kids who are novices and just getting involved in the sport,” Laban said. “They had opportunities to succeed and feel great about their times. There were a couple of heat winners. It’s always good to win your heat.”

Laban was happy with all of his red, green and gold team swimmers but added there were some good, all-around performances.

Laban said among the most outstanding were: (Red Team): Gianni Savino, Zoe Bonner; (Green Team): Julie Mason, Justin Irwin; (Gold Team): Sebastian Vargas, Dewey Carpenter, Lauren Smith.

Older swimmers at the FLA meet including Matthew Bellew, 25, and Caroline Kuczynski, 19, used the meet as a training gauge. They also served as role models for the younger swimmers.

Bellew won the 200-meter breaststroke (2:30.14), 100-meter breaststroke (1:06.97) and 50-meter breaststroke (30.90).

Kuczynski, home for the summer after a successful freshman season at Arizona State, won the 100-meter butterfly (1:05.16) and 50-meter butterfly (29.46) and was third in the 50-meter freestyle (28.63).

Nicole Schein, 17, won the 100-meter breaststroke (1:20.40).

FLA OPEN INVITATIONAL SOFLO RESULTS

(Held at Florida Atlantic University, Boca Raton, June 4-6)

GIRLS

200-meter breaststroke: 15-and-over, 7. Brittany Hanson, 15, 3:17.13.

100-meter butterfly: 15-and-over, 1. Caroline Kuczynski, 19, 1:05.16, 8. Linea Cutter, 16, 1:13.52.

50-meter freestyle: 14-and-under, 4. Natasha Payamps, 14, 31.27, 16. Nicole Cacurak, 14, 37.88, 17. Emily Briano, 13, 38.18; 15-and-over: 3. Caroline Kuczynski, 19, 28.63, 4. Linea Cutter, 16, 28.82, 11. Kirsten Garza, 15, 31.19, 12. Brittany Hanson, 15, 31.47, 13. Carina Tenaglia, 15, 31.58, 21. Kimberly Sauer, 15, 34.71, 22. Jacqueline Alexander, 15, 34.79.

200-meter backstroke: 14-and-under, 2. Natasha Payamps, 14, 2:56.80; 15-and-over, 6. Brittany Hanson, 15, 2:45.71, 7. Linea Cutter, 16, 2:46.39, 9. Kirsten Garza, 15, 2:56.85, 13. Kimberly Sauer, 15, 3:13.13.

50-meter breaststroke: 14-and-under, 9. Nicole Cacurak, 14, 47.13, 11. Emily Briano, 13, 51.58; 15-and-over, 13. Jacqueline Alexander, 15, 46.88, 16. Hana Suessenguth, 15, 50.06.

200-meter butterfly: 15-and-over, 4. Caroline Kuczynski, 19, 2:32.77.

50-meter backstroke: 14-and-under, 8. Natasha Payamps, 14, 39.37; 15-and-over, 5. Linea Cutter, 16, 35.17, 12. Carina Tenaglia, 15, 36.22, 13. Brittany Hanson, 15, 36.78, 15. Kirsten Garza, 15, 37.75, 21. Kimberly Sauer, 15, 43.45.

100-meter breaststroke: 14-and-under, 7. Nicole Cacurak, 14, 1:43.36, 9. Emily Briano, 13, 1:48.42; 15-and-over, 1. Nicole Schein, 17, 1:20.40, 7. Kristina Nork, 15, 1:28.25.

100-meter freestyle: 14-and-under, 5. Natasha Payamps, 14, 1:10.25; 15-and-over, 6. Linea Cutter, 16, 1:03.67, 14. Kirsten Garza, 15, 1:07.89, 19. Kristina Nork, 15, 1:10.25, 28. Nicole Schein, 17, 1:13.80, 30. Sofia Gonella, 18, 1:14.93, 32. Kimberly Sauer, 15, 1:17.89, 34. Hana Suessenguth, 15, 1:19.37.

50-meter butterfly: 14-and-under, 9. Catalina Gonella, 13, 42.44, 10. Nicole Cacurak, 14, 45.66, 11. Emily Briano, 13, 46.10; 15-and-over, 1. Caroline Kuczynski, 19, 29.46, 6. Linea Cutter, 16, 32.75, 8. Carina Tenaglia, 15, 32.93, 11. Brittany Hanson, 15, 34.67, 19. Kristina Nork, 15, 36.54, 21. Sofia Gonella, 18, 37.92, 23. Nicole Schein, 17, 39.90.

100-meter backstroke: 14-and-under, 8. Catalina Gonella, 13, 1:41.01; 15-and-over, 5. Linea Cutter, 16, 1:16.00, 10. Brittany Hanson, 15, 1:18.11, 11.Carina Tenaglia, 15, 1:19.86, 16. Kirsten Garza, 15, 1:23.12, 22. Kimberly Sauer, 15, 1:34.74.

BOYS

200-meter breaststroke: 15-and-over, 1. Matthew Bellew, 25, 2:30.14.

100-meter butterfly: 14-and-under, 14. Tomas Kloosterman, 1:20.32, 17. Joshua Cutter, 14, 1:25.38; 15-and-over, 12. Mauricio Hidalgo, 16, 1:05.75.

50-meter freestyle: 14-and-under, 9. Joshua Cutter, 14, 30.73, 14. Josh Moscovitch, 14, 33.42; 15-and-over, 2. Justin Grigull, 18, 26.03, 19. Mauricio Hidalgo, 16, 28.30, 25. Derek Lamping, 18, 30.45, 26. Michael Minichiello, 18, 30.67, 27. Matias Sisnandez, 15, 31.16.

200-meter backstroke: 14-and-under, 10. Tomas Kloosterman, 14, 3:01.53.

50-meter breaststroke: 14-and-under, 4. Joshua Cutter, 14, 38.62, 12. Josh Moscovitch, 14, 45.84, 18. Charles Santamaria, 13, 57.95; 15-and-over, 1. Matthew Bellew, 25, 30.90, 9. Nicholas Nocera, 16, 40.70, 12. Matias Sisnandez, 15, 42.13, 13. Derek Maguire, 16, 42.30.

200-meter butterfly: 15-and-over, 12. Mauricio Hidalgo, 16, 2:32.70; 14-and-under, 4. Tomas Kloosterman, 14, 2:49.79.

50-meter backstroke: 14-and-under, 4. Kyle Desrosiers, 14, 36.09, 11. Charles Santamaria, 13, 47.82; 15-and-over, 10. Benjamin Neubauer, 17, 33.71, 17. Nicholas Nocera, 16, 37.77.

100-meter breaststroke: 14-and-under, 3. Joshua Cutter, 14, 1:23.99; 15-and-over, 1. Matthew Bellew, 25, 1:06.97, 8. Brian Arnaud, 16, 1:22.30, 15. Derek Maguire, 16, 1:37.79.

100-meter freestyle: 14-and-under, 8. Kyle Desrosiers, 14, 1:05.55, 17. Josh Moscovitch, 14, 1:22.22, 20. Charles Santamaria, 13, 1:28.95; 15-and-over, 3. Justin Grigull, 18, 56.38, 24. Mauricio Hidalgo, 16, 1:02.95, 25. Benjamin Neubauer, 17, 1:03.41, 29. Brian Arnaud, 16, 1:05.14, 32. Nicholas Nocera, 16, 1:07.25, 34. Derek Maguire, 16, 1:09.67, 35. Matias Sisnandez, 15, 1:10.06.

 50-meter butterfly:  14-and-under, 12. Tomas Kloosterman, 14, 34.88, 14. Joshua Cutter, 14, 36.77, 18. Charles Santamaria, 13, 49.61; 15-and-over, 12. Mauricio Hidalgo, 16, 29.87, 19. Benjamin Neubauer, 17, 31.05, 20. Michael Minichiello, 18, 31.45, 23. Brian Arnaud, 16, 34.11, 28. Matias Sisnandez, 15, 36.46.

100-meter backstroke: 14-and-under, 5. Kyle Desrosiers, 14, 1:19.01, 8. Tomas Kloosterman, 14, 1:28.20, 10. Joshua Cutter, 14, 1:32.25; 15-and-over, 3. Justin Grigull, 18, 1:08.70.

NORTH PALM BEACH LONG COURSE SUMMER KICKOFF

(Held at Pompano Beach Municipal Pool, June 5-6)

DAY TWO RESULTS

GIRLS

200-meter individual medley: 11-12, 7. Jenna Deal, 12, 3:02.78, 16. Camila Vara, 11, 3:32.78; Open, 11. Haley Wright, 13, 2:53.32.

100-meter freestyle: 10-and-under, 1. Eden Cooke, 10, 1:10.64, 18. Megan Schimansky, 10, 1:30.29, 33. Ashley Tan, 9, 1:40.25, 42. Lauren Noyola, 9, 1:47.32, 52. Daniela Gomez, 10, 2:33.41; 11-12, 2. Kylie Herman, 12, 1:08.95, 7. Missy Walters, 12, 1:11.90, 8. Danielle Ginzburg, 12, 1:11.96, 12. Audrey Mason, 12, 1:12.25, 14. Rebecca Wilkerson, 12, 1:12.88, 20. Ally Waters, 11, 1:17.97, 22. Charlene Forti, 11, 1:18.55, 28. Lindsey Kaufman, 11, 1:21.66, 35. Camila Vara, 11, 1:24.65, 37. Kristin Sauer, 11, 1:28.44, 42. Lauren Smith, 11, 1:36.62, 44. Kristen Tabia, 11, 1:39.09, 46. Lilian Skopp, 11, 1:43.27; Open, 7. Steph Campo, 12, 1:06.15, 18. Haley Wright, 13, 1:09.70, 24. Lindsey Sauer, 13, 1:11.83.

200-meter breaststroke: Open, 7. Audrey Mason, 12, 3:13.96, 10. Lindsey Sauer, 13, 3:20.09.

50-meter breaststroke: 8-and-under, 3. Delaney Biro, 8, CSSC 59.90, 5. Mandi Jaffe, 8, CSSC 1:03.96, 7. Lydia Szakacs, CSSC 1:05.33; 9-10, 1. Eden Cooke, 10, 46.27, 18. Megan Schimansky, 10, 59.24, 19. Isabella Pittinger, 10, 59.25, 31. Daniela Gomez, 10, 1:20.92; 11-12, 4. Audrey Mason, 12, 42.37, 5. Jenna Deal, 12, 44.36, 6. Rebecca Wilkerson, 12, 44.57, 12. Danielle Ginzburg, 12, 47.20, 18. Ally Walters, 11, 48.53, 20. Charlene Forti, 11, 49.52, 21. Lindsey Kaufman, 11, 49.79, 33. Camila Vara, 11, 55.49, 34. Kristen Tabia, 11, 56.21, 38. Lauren Smith, 11, 1:00.57, 39. Lilian Skopp, 11, 1:01.20, 40. Jaidyn Baker, 12, 1:03.74.

100-meter backstroke: Open, 3. Steph Campo, 12, 1:15.94.

50-meter backstroke: 8-and-under, 1. Delaney Biro, 8, 47.99, 10. Mandi Jaffe, 8, 59.56, 13. Lydia Szakacs, 8, 1:05.75; 9-10, 1. Eden Cooke, 10, 37.52, 9. Megan Schimansky, 10, 48.13, 23. Ashley Tan, 9, 54.60, 33. Daniela Gomez, 10, 1:18.88; 11-12, 3. Danielle Ginzburg, 12, 38.01, 5. Missy Walters, 12, 39.34, 6. Kylie Herman, 12, 40.39, 11. Jenna Deal, 12, 41.24, 12. Rebecca Wilkerson, 12, 41.43, 16. Charlene Forti, 11, 44.67, 21. Lindsey Kaufman, 11, 46.26, 24. Kristin Sauer, 11, 48.40, 31. Kristen Tabia, 11, 54.66, 33. Lauren Smith, 11, 55.58, 35. Lilian Skopp, 11, 57.68.

100-meter butterfly: 11-12, 2. Kylie Herman, 12, 1:21.54, 10. Missy Walters, 12, 1:32.92, 15. Kristin Sauer, 11, 1:48.09.

400-meter freestyle: 4. Steph Campo, 12, 4:59.10.

BOYS

200-meter individual medley: 10-and-under, 5. Gus Cohn, 9, 3:29.26, 8. Justin Irwin, 9, 4:31.79.

100-meter freestyle: 10-and-under, 4. Gus Cohn, 9, 1:18.95, 20. Justin Irwin, 9, 1:46.91; 11-12, 4. Arie Van Der Vlist, 11, 1:10.76, 17. Luiz Hosfeld, 12, 1:25.85, 18. Sebastien Parks, 11, 1:26.49, 21. Sebastian Vargas, 11, 1:32.70, 22. Dewey Carpenter, 12, 1:34.39; Open, 2. Keegan Boisson-Yates, 15, 56.73, 19. August Charni, 13, 1:04.91, 28. Bryce Pierce, 13, 1:09.03, 33. Charles Schwab, 13, 1:11.36, 42. Pedro Cunha, 13, 1:29.82, 43. Brett Sevigny, 13, 1:49.70.

100-meter backstroke: Open, 17. August Charni, 13, 1:17.71, 22. Bryce Pierce, 13, 1:23.12, 26. Charles Schwab, 13, 1:28.12, 32. Pedro Cunha, 13, 2:02.23, 33. Brett Sevigny, 13, 2:12.52.

200-meter butterfly: Open, 2. Keegan Boisson-Yates, 15, 2:33.56.

50-meter breaststroke: 9-10, 7. Gus Cohn, 9, 55.14, 19. Justin Irwin, 9, 1:07.36; 11-12, 11. Arie Van Der Vlist, 11, 53.26, 14. Luiz Hosfeld, 12, 57.98, 16. Sebastien Parks, 11, 1:01.85, 18. Dewey Carpenter, 12, 1:09.91, 19. Sebastian Vargas, 11, 1:13.06.

50-meter backstroke: 8-and-under, 10. Harrison Jaffe, 8, 1:07.97; 9-10, 14. Manuel Sisnandez, 10, 58.74, 18. Gianni Savino, 9, 1:05.86, 19. Riley Frost, 9, 1:07.96, 22. Gannen Tages, 9, 1:10.60; 11-12, 7. Arie Van Der Vlist, 11, 39.11, 16. Luiz Hosfeld, 12, 44.17, 18. Dewey Carpenter, 12, 47.49, 20. Sebastien Parks, 11, 50.64, 22. Sebastian Vargas, 11, 53.46

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

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