SOFLO Kicks Off Busy Ten-Day Swim Meet Schedule

SOFLO Kicks Off Busy Ten-Day Swim Meet Schedule


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

February 10, 2011

South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers and coaches will be busy over the next ten days with six meets.

On Friday, SOFLO kicks off its ambitious schedule with the Comets 8-and-unders competing at the Broward South Sizzler, hosted by the Davie Nadadores at Nova Southeastern University Aquatic Complex.

“I am excited about this weekend,” SOFLO CEO and coach Chris Anderson said. “We have such a diverse range of swimmers. We have a lot of different things going on as swimmers.

“(Comets coach) George Mersinger is taking 26 of our 8-and-unders and that is the biggest sizzler turnout we have ever had in February. I am excited about that.”

Thirteen girls and thirteen boys will compete for the Comets.

The girls entered are Sophia Bedoya, 8, Katrina Del Vecchio, 7, Trinity Hoyos, 8, Isabella Lizarazo, 7, Michelle Marinheiro, 8, Kylie McIntosh, 7, Gretchen Montgomery, 7, Zoe Mutombo, 7, Emma Perera, 8, Sara Quintero, 7, Analucia Raimont, 7, Madison Ramon, 8, and Annabell Tigue, 8.

The boys entered are Miguel Crespo, 6, Dylan Face, 8, Tanner Gibson, 7, Anthony Gutierrez, 8, Ryan Heron, 7, Akira Huang, 8, Sebastian Lares, 6, Jie Hoon Lee, 8, Nicolas Rossi, 7, Daniel Saliba, 7, Derek Tom, 8, Marcos Vazquez, 8 and Fernando Ziehm, 6.

Coral Springs Swim Club’s 8-and-unders will compete in the Broward North Sizzler hosted by Sunrise at Tamarac Caporella Aquatic Complex.

On Friday and Saturday, forty-four SOFLO swimmers will compete in the Plantation Swim Team Senior Invitational at Plantation Central Park Aquatic Complex.

Only the 1500-meter freestyle will be held on Friday. The remaining events are Saturday.

The girls are Leonie Davies, 14, Gabriella Fawaz, 15, Amber Hunter, 15, Maria Lopez, 15, Marcella Marinheiro, 16, Melissa Marinheiro, 13, Victoria Sage, 16, Brittany Williford, 18, Katie Brennan, 17, Kristina Brennan, 15, Linea Cutter, 17, Philomena Fiorenzi, 15, Gina Gautieri, 17, Nicole Gautieri, 14, Brianna Giordanella, 15, Emily Greenwood, 16, Allison Kopas, 12, Anne Kuczynski, 16, Emma Lincoln, 15, Lindsey McKnight, 16, Jenna Moodie, 15, Lucia Morris, 17, Kristina Nork, 16, Natasha Payamps, 15, Lindsey Sauer, 13, and Nichole Schein, 17. 

The boys are Xavier Brown, 16, Roger Capote, 15, Daniel Lee, 16, Javier Menchaca, 15, Ivan Parada, 16, Marc Rojas, 16, Brian Arnaud, 17, Keegan Boisson-Yates, 15, Joshua Cutter, 15, Kyle Desrosiers, 15, Brandon Goldman, 15, Mauricio Hidalgo, 17, Marco Hosfeld, 14, Derek Maguire, 17, Bryce Pierce, 14, Vlad Polyakov, 27, Abbas Qali, 18 and Valerio Rasi, 17.

Across town on Saturday and Sunday, up-and-coming SOFLO swimmers will compete in FLA’s Broward Developmental Meet at Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex.

SOFLO’s girls competing are Daniela Ache, 10, Melanie Alicea, 11, Delaney Biro, 9,  Kelly Cifuentes, 9, Caitlin Coote, 11, Monica Cordero, 10, Alexandra Crespo, 10, Amana Cuomo, 13, Megan Damon, 12, Daniela Gomez, 11, Emma Gomez, 11, Katalina Gomez, 12,  Catalin Grant, 10, Chloe Hannah, 10, Zariya Harris, 11, Alisa Huang, 12, Annita Huang, 9, Amanda Jaffem 9, Karla Jimenez, 10, Alisa Kislych, 12, Amanda Kopas, 8,  Rachel Ling, 15, Julie Mason, 9, Molly Mason, 7, Olivia Mason, 7, Anna Montgomery, 10, Linda Mylly, 11, Isabella Pittinger, 11, Natalia Rossi, 9, Sarah Schimansky, 7, Isabel Shashaty, 10, Lauren Simm, 11, Lilian Skopp, 11, Carly Swanson, 13, Sarah Thompson, 10, Nicole Venema, 10, Cara Virgin, 7, and Hannah Virgin, 10.

SOFLO’s boys contingent is Felipe Bravo, 9, Marco Crespo, 12, Jack Davies, 12, Nelson Diaz, 14, Nicholas Dworet, 10, Christopher Face, 12, Aaron Garber, 9, Joshua Garber, 11, Cameron Ginsberg, 9, Darron Ginsberg, 14, Quinn Grudzinski, 11, Miguel Hernandez, 11, Brandon Iglesias, 9, Christian Kopecki, 11, Lorenzo Lanaro, 10, Ji Won Lee, 15, Curtis Marcoux, 11, Leonardo Mateus, 9, Leonardo Mazon, 9, Nicholas Montes, 10, Sergio Morizot-Leite, 10, William Perry III, 14, Nicolas Raimont, 11, Diego Rodriguez, 13, Gabriel Saavedra, 9, Julian Sachez, 11, Teddy Sandoval, 14, Gian Savino, 9, Derek Schwab, 17, Ethan Tyson, 10, and Sam Walters, 10.

Five days later, several SOFLO swimmers including Dara Torres, Alia Atkinson, Vlad Polyakov, Emily Kopas and Marc Rojas, will travel to Columbia, Missouri for the Feb. 18-21 USA Swimming Grand Prix to compete against some of the top swimmers in the U.S.

The sixth and final meet is on Feb. 18-20, the Comets will host the Florida Gold Coast Invitational for 14-and-unders at the Academic Village Pool in Pembroke Pines. 

“Basically, this is the last tune-up for SOFLO-registered swimmers before we go into the championship season,” Anderson said. “We have  put in a lot of work since the last weekend of November and it’s time to reap the benefits.”

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

 http://www.swim4soflo.com

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK: Issue 29, Ian Thorpe Still To Be Inducted Into ISHOF Despite Comeback

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK: Issue 29, Ian Thorpe Still To Be Inducted Into ISHOF In May Despite Comeback


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

February 9, 2011

Five-time Olympic gold medalist Ian Thorpe’s coming out of retirement will not affect his induction into the International Swimming Hall of Fame on May 6 in Fort Lauderdale.

The 28-year-old Australian heads a star-studded list of inductees and will take time out from training in Abu Dhabi and Europe to attend the ceremony.

“Because Ian has met the four-year retirement period and is now eligible the fifth year, his induction will continue,” said ISHOF’s Bob Duenkel.

“It is a similar situation to Mark Spitz and more than likely with swimmers staying in the sport longer, it could happen again. For example, (SOFLO’s) Dara Torres was really close to the induction period some years ago.”

Thorpe retired from swimming in November 2006 and didn’t think about returning to international swimming until he saw the London Olympic facility and started to get the itch to get back into the pool.

Thorpe is currently training for the 2012 London Olympics. He specified he will compete on relays but didn’t rule out individual events including the 100- and 200-meter freestyles which would set up another showdown with Olympic superstar Michael Phelps. Thorpe beat Phelps in the 200-meter freestyle in 2004.

“Thorpedo” won three Olympic gold medals at the 2000 Sydney Games and two more in Athens in 2004. Thorpe also won 11 world titles and 10 Commonwealth Games gold medals.

“It wasn’t something I have taken lightly,” Thorpe told reporters referring to his comeback. “I went to see the swimming venue for the London Olympics and it’s an extraordinary venue. I could taste it, which is something I haven’t felt for a very, very long time.

“I didn’t get back into the pool to get fit, I got back into it for no other reason than to get back to the stage where I could compete at an elite level.”

Thorpe has already signed Swimming Australia’s drug testing policy to be eligible for the Australian selection trials in March 2012.

Under FINA regulations, Thorpe can’t compete in a meet for nine months after registering.

“There are still things in swimming that I haven’t done that I would like to achieve,” Thorpe said.

Joining Thorpe in the 2011 inductee class for the 46th annual ISHOF Honors Weekend during the AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix (May 5-8) are American swimmer Lenny Krayzelburg, synchro swimmers Miya Tachibana of Japan, water polo player Aleksandar Sostar of Yugoslavia, open water swimmer Michael Reed of Great Britain, Hungary water polo coach Denes Kemeny, contributor Thomas Hoad of Australia, Pioneer Re Calcaterra and gold medallion recipient Prince Albert of Monaco.

Tickets are available at www.ishof.org or by calling 954-462-6536.

California, Stanford Remain No. 1

After a week of upsets among the men’s Top 25, there was little change among the top six in the most recent TYR/CSCAA Division I dual meet rankings.

The latest poll sets up an interesting showdown between No. 1 Cal and No. 2 Stanford in men’s swimming. The Stanford women, ranked No. 1, will put their ranking on the line this weekend against No. 4 California.

The final poll will be released at the end of next week’s conference championships.

MEN: 1.California, 2. Stanford, 3. Auburn, 4. Texas, 5. Florida, 6. Arizona, 7. Southern California, 8. Tennessee, 9. Michigan, 10. Georgia, 11. Ohio State, 12. Virginia, 13. North Carolina, 14. Indiana, 15. Minnesota, 16. UNLV, 17. Alabama, 18. Texas A&M, 19. Louisville, 20. Purdue, 21. Florida State, 22. LSU, 23. South Carolina, 24. Navy, 25. Iowa.

WOMEN: 1.Stanford, 2. Georgia, 3. Auburn, 4. tie, California, Texas, 6. Southern California, 7. tie, Arizona, Florida, 9. Tennessee, 10. Texas A&M, 11. Virginia, 12. North Carolina, 13. Minnesota, 14. Indiana, 15. Louisville, 16. Michigan, 17. Wisconsin-Madison, 18. Arkansas, 19. Ohio State, 20. Purdue, 21. UCLA, 22. Florida State, 23. SMU, 24. San Diego State, 25. Arizona State. 

Two Gators Named To Community Service Team

University of Florida juniors Brian Howell and Anna-Liisa Pold, both Californians, were named to the 2011 Southeastern Conference Swimming and Diving Community Service Team.

“It’s always a positive thing when you see student-athletes doing great things and getting involved in the community,” Gators coach Gregg Troy said.

“This is a tremendous example of two student-athletes making good choices and doing good things in their lives.”

Pold, a junior and 2008 Olympian for Estonia, volunteered more than 44 hours this past semester at the Alachua County Crisis Center and participated in the MLK Day Service Project, feeding the homeless at Gainesville’s St. Francis House.

Howell, also a junior and an Academic All-American, volunteered at ten different community service events since last August. He was also involved with the Climb for Cancer event along with Pold, and servied as a tour guide to several local elementary schools at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

Both will compete in the Feb. 16-19 SEC Swimming Championships at the UF’s Stephen O’Connell Center.

SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Talk Of Jamaica

Local officials in Jamaica called SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson’s performance at last weekend’s 16th Karl Dalhouse Memorial International Swim Meet inspiring for the next generation of swimmers in Jamaica.

The two-time Olympian that represents Jamaica internationally, won all six of her events and broke five meet records at the FINA world qualifying event. In addition to competing, the Jamaican Sportswoman of the Year Runner-up gave clinics and her autograph was much in demand.

“I am just trying to soak it all in, I am not used to this kind of attention,” Atkinson, 22, told local reporters of her return to Jamaica for a swim meet for the first time in ten years.

“Alia’s presence was significant,” said meet director Brian James. “Her presence I think elevated the performances of many of the other female swimmers, so much that a number of them actually made CARIFTA qualifying times at the meet.”

The Tornadoes won the three-day meet with 1,076 points. Host club “Y” Speedos Swim Club was second with 964.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

 http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Breaks Five Meet Records; Florida State Diving Wins Team Division

SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson Breaks Five Meet Records; Florida State Diving Wins Team Division


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

February 6, 2011

Alia Atkinson left a lasting impression in Jamaica.

In her first competitive appearance in ten years in her homeland, the two-time Olympian broke five meet records in three days at the 16th Karl Dalhouse Memorial Meet that concluded Sunday at the National Stadium Pool.

On Sunday, Atkinson, 22, held off Kendese Nangle to win the 50-meter freestyle in 27.28. Nangle finished in 27.94 and Victoria Ho was third.

Atkinson, holder of seven national records, also won the 100-meter breaststroke, her specialty stroke, in 1:13.12 on Sunday.

Her other records came in the 200-meter breaststroke and 200-meter individual medley on Saturday and 100-meter butterfly on Friday.

In the 100 butterfly, Atkinson erased the old mark of 1:06.07 with a time of 1:04.38; and, in the 200-meter breaststroke she broke the previous record of 2:52.94 in 2:30.37.

In the 200 individual medley, she bettered the previous record of 2:30.62 in 2:27.79.

A total of thirteen meet records were broken during the three-day meet that featured 361 swimmers and seven teams.

Krug, Loukas Finish As First Co-Champions At Diving Nationals

Christina Loukas, a 2008 Olympian from the Woodlands, and Cassidy Krug of Stanford, Calif., became the first co-national champions when they ended in a deadlock for the women’s 3-meter springboard title Sunday at the USA Diving Winter National Championships in Iowa City.

Loukas and Krug finished with 339.60 points apiece. Krug was in third place and Loukas was fourth headed into the final round.

“I’ve never seen a tie like this before, I thought synchro was close,” said Krug, who along with Kassidy Cook won the 3-meter synchro title by .21 points.

Other winners on the final day of competition were Olympian David Boudia, who won the men’s 10-meter platform title, his 14th  national title, after three divers in the men’s field scored 28 perfect 10s; and Olympian Mary Beth Dunnichay and Katie Bell won the women’s 10-meter synchro title. Boudia scored six 10s.

In the men’s collegiate division, Florida State won the team award. The Seminoles are coached by Olympian Patrick Jeffrey, a former local diver.

“Four out of five of them scored in the finals so it was a complete team effort,” Jeffrey said. “We had really a great presence here and that was great for Florida State.”

FSU finished with 83 points ahead of Longhorn Aquatics and USC. Next up for the Seminoles is the ACC Championships that begin on Feb. 16.

Many of the top finishers will compete at the AT&T Diving Grand Prix in Fort Lauderdale in May.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

 http://www.swim4soflo.com

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK: Issue 28, SOFLO’s Atkinson Wins On Opening Day

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK: Issue 28, SOFLO’s Atkinson Wins On Opening Day


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

February 5, 2011

In her competitive return to Jamaica for the first time in ten years, SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson did not disappoint fans.

The two-time Jamaican Olympian won her opening event, the 100-meter butterfly at the Karl Dalhouse Memorial International Swim Meet at the National Stadium Pool.

Atkinson, 22, won the women’s 15-24 title in 1:04.38. It was the first of six events she is scheduled to compete in over three days.

Her closest competitor was Alexia Royal-Eatmon, who finished second in 1:10.77.

The FINA world championship qualifier has attracted 361 swimmers from seven clubs.

Atkinson, who holds seven national records, is preparing for the upcoming USA Swimming Grand Prix in Missouri and this summer’s World Championships in Shanghai, China.

UM Senior Brittany Viola Wins First National Title

University of Miami senior Brittany Viola won her first national diving title Saturday at the USA Diving Winter National Championships in Iowa City.

Viola won the 10-meter platform title against a strong women’s field finishing with 357.70 points. It was her first platform competition since the 2009 World Championships.

“This was a little unexpected,” Viola said. “I’ve been recovering from two surgeries, so I was just excited to be here. It was pretty awesome to be back up there. This puts me a step closer to the Olympics, which has been my goal since I was 8 years old.”

Former local diver Kara Cook of Purdue was sixth with 296.30 points.

Harrison Jones of Los Angeles also won his first national title on men’s 3-meter springboard by 5/100ths of a point, 479.90-479.85 over Kris Ipsen.

“I thought he might have gotten me on the last dive,” Jones said. “I looked up at the scoreboard, saw it was .05 and was blown away. This is a huge step for me. This is fantastic. I am just ecstatic.”

Ipsen and Troy Dumais came back to win the men’s 3-meter springboard synchro title with an American record 450.54 points. The pair scored more than 80 points on all four optional dives.

The top finishers qualified for the AT&T Diving Grand Prix in May in Fort Lauderdale.

Five-Time Olympian Aaron Peirsol Retires

Aaron Peirsol has lost his competitive fire after nearly a decade as the sport’s most dominant backstroker.

The world record holder in the 100- and 200-meter backstroke has decided to retire from the sport. The five-time Olympic champion made the announcement on Friday.

Peirsol, 27, said he lacked the motivation to continue his career.

“Retiring is such a strange word,” Peirsol told reporters. “I’m 27 years old and I’ve still got stuff to do. But to do this right, you’ve got to give it 110 percent. I can’t give 110 percent any more.”

Peirsol, who competed in three Olympics, won five gold and two silver medals at the Olympic Games and 10 gold medals at the World Championships.

Peirsol hopes to remain in Austin. He has applied to graduate school at Texas where he will continue to study political science. He is also a spokesperson for Oceana, an environmental group concerned about the health of oceans around the world.

Texas coach Eddie Reese called him “a first-class statesman for the sport.”

Open Water Swimming Taking Initiative

USA Swimming seems to be following the lead of former national team director Mark Schubert and the late Fran Crippen who wanted to send a USA Swimming coach and support staff to open water events that U.S. swimmers were competing in.

When U.S. Open swimmers competed on Saturday in Argentina for the first time since Crippen’s death in a FINA-sanctioned open water event in Dubai, USA Swimming coach Jack Roach, the national youth team coach, was with the U.S. team.

It was the first time a U.S. coach had traveled to the 12K Grand Prix in Argentina for the safety of the swimmers.

USA Swimming plans to identify events that would benefit U.S. swimmers training and would have a support staff accompany swimmers to those events. That includes all World Cup races.

Crippen’s death is still under investigation by three separate parties, FINA, USA Swimming and Crippen’s family. 

Michael Phelps Has Own Video Game

Michael Phelps makes it look like fun on his Push The Limit video game for Xbox 360 Kinect due to be released in June.

It is one of the most realistic and intense sports simulation video games ever according to reviewers. It puts the gamer in complete control of an up-and-coming swimmer entering the world of competitive swimming in hopes of taking down Phelps.

It is the first controller-free swimming experience that captures the true movements and translates them into accurate game play. The innovative video will challenge serious gamers, swimmers and even the casual fan.

“I’m really excited to help bring a one-of-a-kind swimming video game to the market that is reflective of my competitive nature and passion for swimming,” Phelps said.

“This definitely isn’t your typical video game, much like my training in the pool, Push The Limit is about improving and mastering every race element from controlling your adrenaline on the block to perfectly timing your finish.”

The game was developed by Blitz Games. The first game trailer can be viewed at www.michaelphelpsgame.com.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.

http://www.swim4soflo.com

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK: Issue 27, SOFLO’s Doug Ramos, Alex Rodriguez Sign With Florida State

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK: Issue 27, SOFLO’s Doug Ramos, Alex Rodriguez Signs With Florida State


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

February 3, 2011

The South Florida Aquatic Club is becoming a pipeline for Florida State.

Doug Ramos and Alex Rodriguez will join SOFLO swimmers Tiffany Oliver, Ashley Hicks and Tyler Sell, all freshmen, this fall in Tallahassee.

Ramos, a senior at Miami Columbus High School, is a five-time state qualifier. This past season the rising breaststroker was state runner-up in the 100-yard breaststroke in a career-best All-American time.

Ramos is rated No. 17 in Florida on the collegeswimming.com website.

“Doug is a late bloomer and has a great breaststroke and IM,” said FSU coach Neil Harper. “He is a great student-athlete and had the opportunity to go to some Ivy League schools, but wanted to stay in the state.

“He wanted to come train with our breaststroke group and I think he can really develop here at Florida State.”

Ramos won the state 100-yard breaststroke title as a junior. Ramos finished his high school career with three seconds, one first and 11th place in eighth grade, his first year of high school swimming.

Since August, Ramos has been working with six-time Olympic coach Michael Lohberg and training with SOFLO at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex.

“Coming to Michael’s team changed my swimming a lot. He made my stroke a lot smoother, before it was really jerky and wasn’t very efficient. Now every stroke I take is efficient in my races. I did dryland every day and lost a lot of weight. He really helped me get to this point.”

Rodriguez also turned around his swimming career with Lohberg’s help with the breaststroke and as a result has a second chance at collegiate swimmimg.

The SOFLO swimmer has made remarkable progress  training with Lohberg and several world-class swimmers including two-time Olympians Vlad Polyakov and Alia Atkinson.

Rodriguez has become more focused in and out of the water since a disappointing freshman season at Florida Atlantic University. He has three years of college eligibility remaining.

“Quitting never went through my mind,” Rodriguez said. “I am always looking to improve. I just thought I needed something else to get to that next level.”

Atkinson Competes In Jamaica This Weekend

SOFLO’s Alia Atkinson is returning to compete in her native land Jamaica for the first time in ten years.

The two-time Olympian will compete in the 16th annual LIME/Y Speedos Karl Dalhouse International Swim Meet Friday through Sunday at Jamaica’s National Stadium Pool.

For the first time in meet history it will serve as a FINA World Swimming Championships qualifier.

Atkinson is entered in six events. The multi-national short course and long course record holder in Jamaica, will also conduct two clinics for Jamaica’s junior swimmers.

“She is very excited about competing here and we believe some great times are in store for us,” said meet director Dr. Brian James.

The 22-year-old was runner-up for the 2010 Sportswoman of the Year Award behind track star Veronica Campbell-Brown at the recent 2010 Sports Foundation Awards. It is the highest honor she has received in her swimming career.

Atkinson, a Texas A&M graduate, was the first Jamaican swimmer to qualify for two world championship finals at the world short course championships in Dubai. She also won four gold medals in record-performance at the Central American and Caribbean Championships in Puerto Rico.

This weekend’s meet will serve as a tuneup for Atkinson who is also scheduled to compete in the Feb. 18-21 USA Swimming Grand Prix in Missouri.

Gators Continue To Reap Honors

The University of Florida swimming and diving team became only the second school in Southeastern Conference history to sweep all four weekly swimming honors.

Conor Dwyer was named SEC Male Swimmer of the Year for a record fifth time this season. The senior captain was also named the Counsilman-Hunsaker National Collegiate Male Swimmer of the Week on Thursday.

Freshman Elizabeth Beisel earned SEC Female Swimmer of the Week honors for a record fourth time.

Newcomers Marcin Cieslak of Poland and Hilda Luthersdottir of Finland were named SEC Male and Female Freshman of the Week.

Bryant, Watson Win National One-Meter Titles

Kelci Bryant and Brandon Watson won the 1-meter springboard titles at the USA Diving Winter National Championships in Iowa City.

Bryant, a 2008 Olympian, defended her title with 283.90 points to win her eighth national title. She clinched the win on her final dive.

“My first dive went pretty well but then I missed two in a row, so I knew the pressure was on,” Bryant said. “I knew I had to go for it and do a great last dive and it worked.”

University of Miami’s Brittany Viola was 14th with 235.20 points.

Watson won the men’s title with 443.20, edging Aaron Fleshner (442.95). His come-from-behind victory was his second career national title.

“I couldn’t be happier, it was an intense competition and God really blessed me to do well today,” Watson said. “I felt like there was a little pressure on me having won a title before.”

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

 http://www.swim4soflo.com

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK, Issue 26: SOFLO’s Bianca Muniz Named SSC Swimmer of the Week

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK, Issue 26: SOFLO’s Bianca Muniz Named SSC Swimmer of the Week


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

February 1, 2011

Freshman Bianca Muniz of St. Leo College was named Sunshine State Conference Women’s Swimmer of the Week.

The South Florida Aquatic Club swimmer from Pembroke Pines turned in one of her most impressive performances of her first collegiate season in her team’s 142-120 victory over Rollins College this past weekend in the teams’ regular season-ender.

It was the final Swimmer of the Week honors for the 2010-11 season.

Muniz won four events during the meet. She swept the breaststroke events winning the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:12.20 and 200-yard breaststroke in 2:38.63.

She was also a member of two winning relays. She swam the breaststroke leg of the 200-yard medley relay that won in 1:55.91. She also led off the 400-yard freestyle relay that won in 3:42.98, just .09 off the school record.

“Our women tied earlier in the year so to beat Rollins by 22 points is a direct reflection of our improvement from the beginning of the year to now,” said St. Leo coach Paul Mangen.

“We will use this momentum as we head into the conference and NCAA preparations. The SSC is one of the most highly anticipated Division II swimming conferences in the country and we are very expected to be a part of that equation and add to the zeal.

“The team as a whole has finally broken through with the rigors of a very demanding training regimen, some tough losses, and for the past four weeks straight we have all gotten faster. I do not think that trend will change through conference and NCAAs.”

St. Leo will compete against five other conference teams in the Feb. 17-20 SSC Swimming Championships in Orlando in hopes of winning its’ first ever SSC swim title.

“Thorpedo Unretires” From Swimming

Five-time Olympic gold medalist Ian Thorpe of Australia announced Wednesday he is returning to swimming.

Thorpe is coming out of retirement to try and qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. Thorpe has already returned to the pool as part of physical therapy for a shoulder injury. He has been training since September at eight different locations around Sydney to avoid media scrutiny until he was ready to make the announcement.

Although “Thorpedo” retired from competitive swimming in 2006, the 28-year-old has shown a desire of rekindling his career according to friends. Thorpe is Australia’s most successful Olympian.

“I’m on track to be an elite swimmer again,” Thorpe said during the press conference. He also said he is planning on swimming in relay events only.

Michael Phelps’ coach Bob Bowman welcomed Thorpe’s return. “I welcome Ian back to the sport,” Bowman said. “It will be fun to have him back in the mix for London. His presence will only increase the interest and enthusiasm for swimming.”

USA Swimming To Name New National Team Director

USA Swimming, the sport’s national governing body, has also called a press conference for Wednesday to name its replacement for Mark Schubert as new national team director.

University of Arizona coach Frank Busch is expected to be announced as the new director and will begin his duties in May.

Busch informed his team on Tuesday of his new position after team practice. Busch has coached at Arizona for more than twenty years and produced 34 Olympians including ten medalists.

Recently, Busch worked with Michael Alexandrov, Amanda Beard, Annie Chandler and Christine Magnuson, all 2010 Pan Pac team members.

Jim Wood had been serving as interim national team director after USA Swimming parted ways with Schubert, one of the world’s most respected coaches. Schubert, who helped to develop the now-defunct Mission Bay Aquatic Training Center in west Boca Raton, was responsible for rekindling the interest in competitive swimming in South Florida in the late 1980s.

Beisel Named Rhode Island Athlete of the Year

University of Florida freshman Elizabeth Beisel, a 2008 Olympian, was named Rhode Island Female Athlete of the Year for the third consecutive year and will be honored at the 65th Sports Awards Banquet Feb. 20 in Warwick, R.I. “I am very excited and privileged to be honored again with such a prestigious award,” Beisel said. “I appreciate everything the state of Rhode Island has done for me especially my family. This truly means a lot to me.” Beisel, who is training for the SEC Championships, is the first freshman in SEC history to be named SEC Female Swimmer of the Week three times in the same season.

First Two Titles Won At USA Diving Winter Nationals

Former local diver Kassidy Cook and Cassidy King won the women’s synchronized 3-meter title and David Boudia and Nick McCrory won the men’s synchronized platform title Tuesday at the USA Diving Winter National Championships in Iowa City.

The women champions won their second national title with 308.31 points, just .21 points ahead of Christina Loukas and Abby Johnston.

“I knew it was close, but I had no idea how close it was until it ended,” Krug said.

Boudia won his 13th career national title as he and McCrory scored 449.13 points, nearly 100 points better than Steele Johnson and Toby Stanley.

The winter nationals are serving as a selection meet for the AT&T USA Diving Grand Prix in Fort Lauderdale, the Canada Cup in Montreal and other international meets.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

Masters Swimmers Dive Into Short Course Season

Masters Swimmers Dive Into Short Course Season


WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

January 31, 2011

Carole Tan of Heritage Aquatics Masters, competing in only her second meet since 2000, has become a role model for masters swimmers.

The former Canadian age group swimmer and synchronized swimmer, returned to swimming when the club started a masters program just over a year ago and joined her swimmers in the pool.

Tan was among top women finishers at the recent third annual New Year’s Masters Invitational at Plantation Aquatic Complex.

Tan, 46, won six events, the 45-49 50-yard freestyle (31.18), 100-yard freestyle (1:08.00), 200-yard freestyle (2:36.59), 50-yard backstroke (35.26), 100-yard backstroke (1:16.85) and 50-yard breaststroke (37.93).

The meet, which helped about 100 swimmers ease into the short course yards season, featured several top masters swimmers including Deb and Cav Cavanaugh of GOLD and Lydia Seier, who trains with the masters at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex and competed with GOLD.

Seier, 54, won the 50-yard freestyle (30.03), 100-yard freestyle (1:06.88), 50-yard butterfly (33.81) and 100-yard individual medley (1:29.61).

Masters world age group record holder Cav Cavanaugh, 75, of Fort Lauderdale, did well in his second meet since undergoing mitro valve repair in June 2010. He was out of the water for four months. Cavanaugh won the 50-, 100-, 200- and 500-yard freestyles, 50-yard breaststroke, 50-yard butterfly and 100-yard individual medley.

Deb Cavanaugh, 53, won the 50-yard freestyle, 50-yard breaststroke, 50- ,100-, and 200-yard backstrokes and 200-yard breaststroke.

January through May is considered the short-course yards season for masters.

Most of the competitive masters swimmers are gearing toward the April 14-17 YMCA Masters Nationals in Fort Lauderdale and April 28-May 1 USMS Short Course Nationals in Mesa, Ariz.

NEW YEAR’S MASTERS RESULTS

WOMEN

50-yard freestyle, 25-29: 1. Vi-An Le, PLAN 29.61; 30-34: 1. Heidi Hester, PLAN 27.51; 40-44, 1. Ann Stewart, GOLD 30.27; 45-49, 1. Carole Tan, HAT 31.18, 2. Margery Jordan, HAT 35.45, 3. Marisa Pacitti, HAT 42.42; 50-54, 1. Deb Cavanaugh, GOLD 29.34, 2. Lydia Seier, GOLD 30.03, 3. Lohna Erickson, HAT 38.50, 4. Karen Lewin, GOLD 41.21, 5. Cindi Wood, GOLD 44.42; 55-59, 1. Danielle Ogier, Unattached 31.51, 2. Sherie Berk, FLA 36.71, 3. Helen Soucie, GOLD 36.72, 4. Catalina Fazzano, GOLD 49.98; 65-69, 1. Susan Gunter, GOLD 58.48;

50-yard breaststroke, 25-29: 1. Vi-An Le, PLAN 39.27; 35-39, 1. Yukako Beatty, GOLD 41.44; 40-44, 1. Dale LeClair, GOLD 36.58, 2. Ann Stewart, GOLD 41.79; 45-49, 1. Carole Tan, HAT 37.93, 2. Margery Jordan, HAT 43.86; 50-54, 1. Debbie Cavanaugh, GOLD 36.36, 2. Lohna Erickson, HAT 53.76; 55-59, 1. Helen Soucie, GOLD 49.47, 2. Catalina Fazzano, GOLD 1:01.40.

100-yard breaststroke, 25-29: 1. Vi-An Lee, PLAN 1:24.81; 50-54, 1. Karen Lewin, GOLD 1:47.35; 55-59, 1. Danielle Ogier, Unattached 1:28.21, 2. Helen Soucie, GOLD 1:54.08, 3. Catalina Fazzano, GOLD 2:15.25.

100-yard individual medley, 25-29: 1. Vi-An Lee, PLAN 1:15.69; 40-44, 1. Ann Stewart, GOLD 1:18.34; 45-49, 1. Margery Jordan, HAT 1:31.26, 2. Marisa Pacitti, HAT 2:07.31; 50-54, 1. Lydia Seier, GOLD 1:29.61, 2. Lohna Erickson, HAT 1:48.56; 55-59, 1. Helen Soucie, GOLD 1:44.27.

100-yard freestyle, 30-34: 1. Heidi Hester, PLAN 58.46; 45-49, 1. Carole Tan, HAT 1:08.00, 2. Margery Jordan, HAT 1:21.73, 3. Marisa Pacitti, HAT 1:40.24; 50-54, 1. Lydia Seier, GOLD 1:06.88, 2. Lohna Erickson, HAT 1:36.50; 55-59, 1. Danielle Ogier, Unattached 1:09.48, 2. Sherie Berk, FLA 1:21.19, 3. Helen Soucie, GOLD 1:26.28, 4. Catalina Fazzano, GOLD 1:56.40; 65-69, 1. Susan Gunter, GOLD 2:14.76;

500-yard freestyle, 30-34: 1. Heidi Hester, PLAN 5:30.13; 40-44, 1. Dale LeClair, GOLD 5:54.22; 50-54, 1. Karen Lewin, GOLD 9:54.08; 55-59, 1. Danielle Ogier, Unattached 6:38.42, 2. Sherie Berk, FLA 8:12.15; 75-79, 1. Mary Jane Mullins, FLA 12:15.87;

1,000-yard freestyle, 30-34: 1. Heidi Hester, PLAN 11:29.68; 35-39, 1. Kelly Legaspi, FLA 11:52.44, 2. Molli Serrano, PLAN 13:33.93; 40-44, 1. Dale LeClair, GOLD 11:53.77; 55-59, 1. Catherine Rust, LYTAL 13:49.65; 75-79, 1. Mary Jane Mullins, FLA 23:22.38.

50-yard backstroke, 30-34: 1. Heidi Hester, PLAN 33.67; 35-39, 1. Yukako Beatty, GOLD 37.60; 40-44, 1. Dale LeClair, GOLD 32.00, 2. Ann Stewart, GOLD 35.46; 45-49, 1. Carole Tan, HAT 35.26, 2. Margery Jordan, HAT 40.96, 3. Marissa Pacitti, HAT 54.76; 50-54, 1. Debbie Cavanaugh, GOLD 33.90, 2. Lydia Seier, GOLD 40.18; 55-59, 1. Helen Soucie, GOLD 47.58. 

200-yard breaststroke, 30-34, 1. Heidi Hester, PLAN 3:04.91; 50-54, 1. Debbie Cavanaugh, GOLD 3:00.65; 55-59, 1. Helen Soucie, GOLD 4:10.01, 2. Catalina Fazzano, GOLD 5:00.45.

200-yard individual medley, 30-34, 1. Heidi Hester, PLAN 2:35.91; 35-39, 1. Kelly Legaspi, FLA 2:25.55.

200-yard freestyle, 35-39, 1. Kelly Legaspi, FLA 2:13.31; 45-49, 1. Carole Tan, HAT 2:36.59; 50-54, 1. Lohna Erickson, HAT 3:37.76, 2. Cindi Wood, GOLD 4:10.29; 55-59, 1. Catherine Rust, LYTAL 2:37.56, 2. Catalina Fazzano, GOLD 4:28.42.

100-yard backstroke, 35-39, 1. Yukako Beatty, GOLD 1:21.71; 45-49, 1. Carole Tan, HAT 1:16.85; 50-54, 1. Debbie Cavanaugh, GOLD 1:11.57; 55-59, 1. Danielle Ogier, Unattached 1:22.01.

50-yard butterfly, 35-39, 1. Yukako Beatty, GOLD 36.06; 50-54, 1. Lydia Seier, GOLD 33.81; 55-59, 1. Helen Soucie, GOLD 52.76; 65-69, 1. Susan Gunter, GOLD 1:05.52; 75-79, 1. Mary Jane Mullins, FLA 1:20.25.

100-yard butterfly, 35-39, 1. Kelly Legaspi, FLA 1:11.39; 75-79, 1. Mary Jane Mullins, FLA 2:46.19.

200-yard backstroke, 40-44, 1. Ann Stewart, GOLD 3:00.34; 50-54, 1. Debbie Cavanaugh, GOLD 2:39.51; 75-79, 1. Mary Jane Mullins, FLA 4:19.20.

200-yard butterfly, 40-44, 1. Dale LeClair, GOLD 2:39.04.

35-plus 200-yard freestyle relay: 1. Gold Coast Masters (Debbie Cavanaugh, Ann Stewart, Lydia Seier, Dale LeClair) 1:56.75.

35-plus 200-yard medley relay: 1. Gold Coast Masters (Ann Stewart, Debbie Cavanaugh, Dale LeClair, Yukako Beatty) 2:13.63.

45-plus 200-yard medley relay: 1. Heritage Aquatic Team (Carole Tan, Lohna Erickson, Margery Jordan, Marissa Pacitti) 2:52.69.

MEN

50-yard freestyle, 25-29, 1. Todd Wilson, PLAN 23.93, 2. James Vaucher, GOLD 24.99, 3. Brian Glassman, PLAN 25.47, 4. Tim Krajewski GOLD 31.17; 30-34, 1. Ivan Drusc, Unattached 22.32, 2. Chuck Medema, Unattached 24.38, 3. Stephen Dehnert, GOLD 25.84; 35-39, 1. Carlos Ochoa, PLAn 24.28; 45-49, 1. Fernando Abad, PLAN 28.27, 2. Ismael Montes, GOLD 33.75; 50-54, 1. Nick Cronin, Unattached 25.13, 2. Jim Flautt, GOLD 26.92, 3. Chip Green, LYTAL 28.16, 4. Edward Steblein, GOLD 28.51; 55-59, 1. Jim Munro, Unattached 27.17, 2. Allan Bristow, MIST 29.81, 3. Adrian Legaspi, FLA 32.96; 60-64, 1. James Mogal, GOLD 30.83, 2. Charlie Knupp, GOLD 32.04, 3. Ed March, OHLE 38.79; 65-69, 1. David Quiggin, GOLD 25.46; 70-74, 1. James Ward II, FLA 32.40; 75-79, 1. Cav Cavanaugh, GOLD 31.36.

100-yard freestyle, 25-29, 1. Tommie Cuticchia, PLAN 53.92, 2. James Vaucher, GOLD 57.15; 30-34, 1. Ivan Drusc, Unattached 50.18, 2. Chuck Medema, Unattached 53.50, 3. Khristopher Mackinlay, HAT 58.25, 4. Stephen Dehnert, GOLD 59.33; 35-39, 1. Carlos Ochoa, PLAN 51.60, 2. Robert Pardo, FLA 57.28; 40-44, 1. David LeClair, GOLD 56.25; 45-49, 1. Fernando Abad, PLAN 1:03.18, 2. Ismael Montes, GOLD 1:19.41; 50-54, 1. Tim Erickson, FLA 57.04, 2. Jim Flautt, GOLD 1:01.22, 3. Edward Steblein, GOLD 1:03.04, 4. Chip Green, LYTAL 1:03.17, 5. Roy Sonenshein, GOLD 1:16.79; 55-59, 1. Allan Bristow, MIST 1:08.56, 2. Adrian Legaspi, FLA 1:16.03;  60-64, 1. Charlie Knupp, GOLD 1:10.47, 2. James Mogal, GOLD 1:11.00, 3. Ed March, OHLE 1:32.53; 65-69, 1. David Quiggin, GOLD 57.37; 70-74, 1. James Ward II, FLA 1:19.11, 2. Carl House, GOLD 1:31.05; 75-79, 1. Cav Cavanaugh, GOLD 1:12.84, 2. Alan Rapperport, GOLD 1:15.73, 3. Richard McClow, IM 1:25.88.

200-yard freestyle, 25-29, 1. Todd Wilson, PLAN 2:02.95; 30-34, 1. Neil Mastellone, MIST 2:11.47; 35-39, 1. Matt Hooper, Unattached 1:56.91, 2. Robert Pardo, FLA 2:03.82, 3. Zeus Keanu Boiser, GOLD 2:44.14; 50-54, 1. Tim Erickson, FLA 2:06.39, 2. Chip Green, LYTAL 2:13.99, 3. Jim Flautt, GOLD 2:20.15, 4. Roy Sonenshein, GOLD 2:50.00; 55-59, 1. Adrian Legaspi, FLA 2:41.28; 60-64, 1. James Mogal, GOLD 2:48.90; 70-74, 1. Carl House GOLD 3:43.33; 75-79, 1. Cav Cavanaugh, GOLD 2:40.98.

500-yard freestyle, 25-29, 1. Todd Wilson, PLAN 5;45.63, 2. Tommie Cuticchia, PLAN 6:48.76, 3. Tim Krajewski, GOLD 7:00.91; 35-39, 1. Matt Hooper, Unattached 5:11.82, 2. Robert Pardo, FLA 5:45.78; 40-44, 1. David LeClair, GOLD 5:50.92; 45-49, 1. Ismael Montes, GOLD 8:45.53; 50-54, 1. Tim Erickson, FLA 5:47.69, 2. Chip Green, LYTAL 6:11.14, 3. Roy Sonenshein, GOLD 7:38.90; 55-59, 1. Jim Wright, Technosport 6:35.57, 2. Allan Bristow, MIST 7:12.48, 3. Adrian Legaspi, FLA 7:36.78;  60-64, 1. James Mogal, GOLD 8:10.28, 2. Ed March, OHLE 8:52.88; 65-69, 1. David Quiggin, GOLD 6:03.50; 70-74, 1. Carl House, GOLD 10:10.90; 75-79, 1. Cav Cavanaugh, GOLD 7:36.36, 2. Alan Rapperport, GOLD 8:17.90.

1,000-yard freestyle, 25-29, 1. Todd Wilson, PLAN 12:03.97; 35-39, 1. Matt Hooper, Unattached 10:38.25; 40-44, 1. Carlos Fernandez, FLA 11:22.44; 50-54, 1. Chip Green, LYTAL 12:41.41; 55-59, 1. Adrian Legaspi, FLA 15:44.55; 60-64, 1. James Mogal, GOLD 17:30.99, 2. Ray Venture, GOLD 22:15.26; 70-74, 1. Carl House, GOLD 22:15.98.

50-yard backstroke, 25-29, 1. Brian Hornsky, Unattached 26.33, 2. Tommie Cuticchia, PLAN 28.52; 35-39, 1. Elias Munguia, Unattached 29.93; 40-44, 1. David LeClair, GOLD 33.65; 45-49, 1. Fernando Abad, GOLD 34.91; 55-59, 1. Jim Wright, Technosport 35.79, 2. Adrian Legaspi, FLA 50.33; 60-64, 1. James Mogal, GOLD 41.15; 70-74, 1. Carl House, GOLD 59.88; 75-79, 1. Richard McClow, IM 51.73. 

100-yard backstroke, 25-29, 1. Brian Hornsky, Unattached 56.90; 35-39, 1. Elia Munguia, Unattached 1:01.61, 2. Eduard Tiozzo, FLA 1:02.02; 45-49, 1. Fernando Abad, GOLD 1:17.14; 50-54, 1. Chip Green, LYTAL 1:16.28, 2. Roy Sonenshein, GOLD 1:46.99; 55-59, 1. Jim Wright, Technosport 3:00.88; 60-64, 1. James Mogal, GOLD 1:51.49

200-yard backstroke, 25-29, 1. Tommie Cuticchia, PLAN 2:14.53; 35-39, 1. Matt Hooper, Unattached 2:09.08; 55-59, 1. Jim Wright, Technosport 3:00.88; 75-79, 1. Alan Rapperport, GOLD 3:23.30.

50-yard breaststroke, 25-29, 1. Brian Glassman, PLAN 31.06, 2. Todd Wilson, PLAN 31.63; 30-34, 1. Ivan Drusc, Unattached 27.89, 2. Khristopher Mackinlay, HAT 31.12, 3. Neil Mastellone, MIST 35.09; 40-44, 1. Sergio Farias, GOLD 41.85; 45-49, 1. Fernando Abad, PLAN 1:15.30; 50-54, 1. Roy Sonenshein, GOLD 46.13; 55-59, 1. Jim Wright, Technosport 34.66, 2. Jim Munro, Unattached 38.56; 65-69, 1. Rick Forum, GOLD 37.77; 70-74, 1. Carl House, GOLD 50.82; 75-79, 1. Cav Cavanaugh, GOLD 44.61, 2. Richard McClow, IM 46.14, 3. Walter Pesetsky, FLA 46.54. 

100-yard breaststroke, 25-29, 1. Tim Krajewski, GOLD 1:26.86; 1. Khristopher Mackinlay, HAT 1:09.29; 55-59, 1. Jim Wright, Technosport 1:19.65; 60-64, 1. Charlie Knupp, GOLD 1:32.86; 65-69, 1. Rick Forum, GOLD 1:23.45; 75-79, 1. Walter Pesetsky, FLA 1:57.56.

200-yard breaststroke, 30-34, 1. Khristopher Mackinlay, HAT 2:34.70; 35-39, 1. Matt Hooper, Unattached 2:33.46; 40-44, 1. David LeClair, GOLD 2:47.08, 2. Sergio Farias, GOLD 3:21.22; 50-54, 1. Roy Sonenshein, GOLD 3:33.98; 55-59, 1. Jim Wright, Technosport 3:01.30; 65-69, 1. Rick Forum, GOLD 3:14.21; 75-79, 1. Walter Pesetsky, FLA 4:06.76.

50-yard butterfly, 25-29, 1. James Vaucher, GOLD 27.23, 2. Brian Glassman, PLAN 27.68, 3. Todd Wilson, PLAN 28.03, 4. Tim Krajewski, GOLD 35.90; 30-34, 1. Ivan Drusc, Unattached 24.57, 2. Chuck Medema, Unattached 27.70, 3. Khristopher Mackinlay, HAT 28.27, 4. Stephen Dehnert, GOLD 33.99; 35-39, 1. Eduard Tiozzo, FLA 26.26; 40-44, 1. David LeClair, GOLD 29.77, 50-54, 1. Nick Cronin, Unattached 28.48, 2. Chip Green, LYTAL 30.87, 3. Edward Steblein, GOLD 32.21, 4. Roy Sonenshein, GOLD 43.76; 55-59, 1. Jim Munro, Unattached 29.19; 60-64, 1. Ray Venture, GOLD 1:01.66; 70-74, 1. Ira Rimerman, GOLD 43.49; 75-79, 1. Cav Cavanaugh, GOLD 41.94, 2. Walter Pesetsky, FLA 46.99, 3. Richard McClow, IM 47.40.

100-yard butterfly, 30-34, 1. Ivan Drusc, Unattached 1:04.04; 40-44, 1. Sergio Farias, GOLD 1:21.11; 50-54, 1. Tim Erickson, FLA 1:03.42, 2. Roy Sonenshein, GOLD 1:42.65; 60-64, 1. Ray Venture, GOLD 2:25.41; 70-74, 1. Ira Rimerman, GOLD 1:35.90; 75-79, 1. Walter Pesetsky, FLA 1:55.25.

200-yard butterfly, 35-39, 1. Matt Hooper, Unattached 2:12.16, 2. Zeus Keanu Boiser, GOLD 3:42.67; 70-74, 1. Ira Rimerman, GOLD 3:40.50.

100-yard individual medley, 25-29, 1. Brian Hornsky, Unattached 58.32, 2. Tommie Cuticchia, PLAN 1:02.52, 3. Brian Glassman, PLAN 1:05.21; 30-34, 1. Ivan Drusc, Unattached 57.26, 2. Neil Mastellone, MIST 1:09.08; 35-39, 1. Carlos Ochoa, PLAN 1:01.87; 40-44, 1. Sergio Farias, GOLD 1:21.11; 45-49, 1. Fernando Abad, PLAN 1:15.30; 55-59, 1. Jim Wright, Technosport 1:10.58, 2. Jim Munro, Unattached 1:12.81; 60-64, 1. James Mogal, GOLD 1:34.66; 65-69, 1. Rick Forum, GOLD 1:26.07; 75-79, 1. Cav Cavanaugh, GOLD 1:25.16, 2. Richard McClow, IM 1:43.78.

200-yard individual medley, 25-29, 1. Tommie Cuticchia, PLAN 2:16.98; 35-39, 1. Matt Hooper, Unattached 2:12.92, 2. Robert Pardo, FLA 2:31.61, 3. Zeus Keanu Boiser, GOLD 3:09.52; 40-44, 1. Sergio Farias, GOLD 3:08.12; 50-54, 1. Chip Green, LYTAL 2:37.37, 2. Roy Sonenshein, GOLD 3:24.23; 55-59, 1. Jim Wright, Technosport 2:44.96.

400-yard individual medley, 35-39, 1. Zeus Keanu Boiser, GOLD 6:55.43; 50-54, 1. Tim Erickson, FLA 5:21.16, 2. Roy Sonenshein, GOLD 7:09.78; 55-59: 1. Jim Wright, Technosport 5:55.96.

25-plus 200-yard freestyle relay, 1. Plantation Swim Team 1:42.70.

25-plus 200-yard medley relay, 1. Plantation Swim Team (Tommie Cuticchia, Brian Glassman, Carlos Ochoa, Todd Wilson) 1:51.30; 2. Gold Coast Masters (James Vaucher, Tim Krajewski, Edward Steblein, Stephen Dehnert) 2:06.58.

35-plus 200-yard freestyle relay, 1. Gold Coast Masters (Jim Flautt, Roy Sonenshein, Sergio Farias, Zeus Keanu Boiser) 2:05.54.

35-plus 200-yard medley relay, 1. Gold Coast Masters (Jim Flautt, Zeus Keanu Boiser, David LeClair, Ismael Montes) 2:15.31, 2. FLA (Eduard Tiozzo, Walter Pesetsky, Tim Erickson, Adrian Legaspi) 2:16.41.

55-plus 200-yard freestyle relay, 1. Gold Coast Masters (Cav Cavanaugh, Rick Forum, James Mogal, Ira Rimerman) 2:07.79.

55-plus 200-yard medley relay, 1. Gold Coast Masters (James Mogal, Charlie Knupp, Ira Rimerman, Alan Rapperport) 2:42.04.

Mixed 25-plus 200-yard freestyle relay, 1. Plantation Swim Team 1:52.11.

Mixed 25-plus 200-yard medley relay, 1. Plantation Swim Team (Heidi hester, Vi-An Le, Brian Glassman, Fernando Abad) 2:13.52.

Mixed 35-plus 200-yard freestyle relay, 1. Gold Coast Masters (Jim Flautt, Lydia Seier, Ann Stewart, Zeus Keanu Boiser) 2:01.42.

Mixed 35-plus 200-yard medley relay, 1. Gold Coast Masters “A” (Ann Stewart, Zeus Keanu Boiser, David LeClair, Dale LeClair) 2:15.81, 2. Gold Coast Masters “B” (Roy Sonenshein, Yukako Beatty, Edward Steblein, Cindi Wood) 2:51.12.

Mixed 45-plus 200-yard medley relay, 1. Gold Coast Masters (Jim Flautt, Karen Lewin, Lydia Seier, Ismael Montes) 2:27.35.

Mixed 55-plus 200-yard freestyle relay, 1. Gold Coast Masters (Cindi Wood, Carl House, Helen Soucie, James Mogal) 2:38.34.

Mixed 55-plus 200-yard medley relay, 1. Gold Coast Masters (James Mogal, Catalina Fazzano, Ira Romerman, Helen Soucie) 3:10.12.

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