Coral Springs Swim Club Hosts Florida Gold Coast “A” Invitational This Weekend

Coral Springs Swim Club Hosts Florida Gold Coast “A” Invitational This Weekend


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

October 21, 2010

South Florida Aquatic Club heads the field for this weekend’s Florida Gold Coast “A” Invitational at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

The meet, that begins on Saturday, will be a tune-up for high school swimmers to get in some fine tuning before next week’s district meets get under way in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties.

For the younger age group swimmers it will give coaches the opportunity to gauge their training and stroke technique.

SOFLO top seeds are.

Allison Kopas, 12, in the 50-yard butterfly.

Catharine Cooper, 10, 50- and 100-yard freestyle.

Kevin Porto, 10, 100-yard freestyle.

Samantha Stinemire, 12, 100-yard backstroke.

Charlotte Hartung, 17, 100-yard backstroke.

Elle Weberg, 25, 50- and 100-yard breaststroke.

Alex Rodriguez, 19, 50-yard breaststroke.

Gustavo Valery, 12, 50-yard backstroke.

Jessie Alcaide, 25, 50-yard freestyle.

Emily Kopas, 14, 400-yard individual medley.

Other teams competing include Davie Nadadores, Metro-Dade Aquatics, Fort Lauderdale Aquatics and Lake Lytal Lightning.

The timed final competition begins on Saturday at 9 a.m. for swimmers in age groups 10-and-under, 11-12 and 13-and-over. The second session that features the 500-yard freestyle begins five minutes after the first session.

On Sunday the competition resumes at 9 a.m. followed by the 400-yard individual medley five minutes after the first session ends.

Meet director is Charlie Alexander, an 11-time Ironman finisher. The public is welcome to attend.

Comets And Coral Springs Swim Clubs Will Each Host Six Meets For 2011 FGC Club Season

In a testimony to the tireless work of coaches, parents, volunteers and sponsors, the Comets Swim Club and Coral Springs Swim Club were each awarded six Florida Gold Coast-sanctioned meets for the 2011 season.

The 2011 meet schedule was approved at a recent FGC Board of Directors meeting.

The Comets will host six meets at the Academic Village Pool in Pembroke Pines and the Coral Springs Swim Club will host six meets at the Coral Springs Swim Club.

The schedule highlights are Junior Olympics in March, Senior Championships in July and Sprint Championships in December. The schedule is as follows:

Jan. 28-20, Comets, FGC Invitational, yards

Feb. 19-20, Coral Springs, FGC Invitational, yards, 14 and under

Feb. 25-27, Comets, FG Area 3 Developmental Championships, yards

March 11-13, Coral Springs, FGC Junior Olympics, yards, 14-and-under

May 28-29, Comets, Area 2 Developmental meet, long course

June 3-5, Comets, Florida Gold Coast Invitational, long course

June 23-26, Coral Springs, Florida Gold Coast Invitational, long course

July 22-25, Coral Springs, FGC Senior Championships, long course

Sept. 10-11, Comets, Area 2 Developmental Y meet

Sept. 24-25, Coral Springs, FGC Invitational, Y meet

Dec. 3, Comets, Broward 8-and-under championships, Y

Dec. 10-11, Coral Springs, County Sprint Championships, Y

High School District Sites Announced For Next Week

It’s show time in high school swimming for South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers.

After two months of high school dual meets and invitationals, high school swimmers and divers will begin their quest for a berth in the Nov. 11-13 FHSAA State High School Meets at the Orlando YMCA.

All host teams and sites are posted on the official state high school website of the Gainesville-based Florida High School Activities Association (fhsaa.org).

Top district qualifiers advance to the Nov. 4-6 region meets, the final step to the state meets.

The following is the schedule for SOFLO swimmers, parents and coaches in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach.

Monday, October 25: District 8-3A, Wellington Host at Wellington Aquatic Center, diving, 3:30 p.m.

Monday, October 25: District 12-2A, Olympic Heights Host at Fort Lauderdale High, diving, 9 a.m.

Tuesday, October 26: District 12-2A, Olympic Heights Host at Pompano Beach Aquatics Center, swimming, 9 a.m.

Tuesday, October 26: District 8-3A, Wellington Host at Wellington Aquatic Center, swimming, 9 a.m.

Tuesday, October 26: District 11-3A, Hialeah American Host at Milander Pool, 9 a.m. swimming, 10 a.m. diving.

Tuesday, October 26: District 12-3A, Our Lady of Lourdes Host at University of Miami, diving, 6 p.m.

Wednesday, October 27, District 12-3A, Our Lady of Lourdes Host at Tamiami Poll, 9 a.m.

Wednesday, October 27, District 12-1A, Coral Shores Host at Founder’s Park, swimming, 9 a.m., diving, noon.

Thursday, October 28: District 9-3A, Deerfield Beach Host at Coral Springs Aquatic Club, diving only 3:30 p.m.

Friday, October 29: District 9-3A, Deerfield Beach Host at Deerfield Beach Aquatic Complex, swimming, 9 a.m.

Friday, October 29: District 10-3A, South Broward Host at Plantation Central Park, 9 a.m. swimming, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. diving.

Friday, October 29: District 11-2A, Dwyer Host at North County Aquatic Complex, swimming, 9 a.m., diving, 10 a.m.

Friday, October 29: District 11-1A, Archbishop McCarthy Host at Pompano Beach Municipal Pool, swimming, 9 a.m., diving, 10 a.m.

Saturday, October 30: District 7-3A, Jupiter Host at North County Aquatic Complex, swimming 9 a.m., diving 10 a.m.

Saturday, October 30: District 10-1A, St. Andrew’s Host at St. Andrew’s School Aquatic Complex, swimming, 9 a.m., diving, 2 p.m.

Admission is $5 for all district meets.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

Author: South Florida Aquatic Club - SOFLO Swimming

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