Emotional Day At FINA World Aquatic Championships In Shanghai

Emotional Day At FINA World Aquatic Championships In Shanghai


July 25, 2011

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

It was an emotional rollercoaster ride for swimmers Monday at the XIV FINA World Aquatic Championships in Shanghai, China.

There were plenty of tears from Norway’s Alexander Dale Oen, Brazilian Cesar Cielo, American Dana Vollmer and Ye Shiwen of China for different reasons.

Dale Oen won the gold medal in the 100-meter breaststroke for Norway, a small nation still in shock after Friday’s attacks in Oslo and the island of Utoya which left ninety-three people dead.

Dale Oen pointed to his country’s flag on his swim cap after winning in 58.71. Italian Fabio Scozzoli took silver in 59.42 and South Africa’s Cameron van der Burgh took the bronze in 59.49.

“I wanted to show that everybody should be united in these difficult times,” Dale Oen told reporters. “We should stand together as Norwegians. I try to imagine what it is like at home but it’s hard.

“I was racing more with my heart today than I was technically. I just tried to use what happened back home as fuel and to think that we just need to push forward.”

Cielo won the 50-meter butterfly four days after escaping a possible doping ban of two years. Cielo was booed by a small group of swimmers sitting in the stands when he was announced before the race and then was cheered when he started crying on the medal podium.

Swimmers and coaches are still upset that Cielo was cleared to swim by the Court of Arbitration for Sport despite testing positive for a banned drug.

Cielo wept openly after winning the gold medal in 23.10 and during the medal awards ceremony. Aussies Matthew Targett took the silver in 23.28 and Geoff Huegill took bronze in 23.35.

“I had never expected that I would face such things,” Cielo said. “I didn’t expect the gold medal at all. That’s been the biggest relief of my life. It is the time to test not only my ability to swim but also how much I can take.

“This gold has definitely a different taste than the other ones. That was probably the hardest medal in my life.”

Vollmer, after breaking the American record in the semifinals, came back to win her first world title in the 100-meter butterfly in 56.87.

“I was a little slower than in semis, just with nerves,” Vollmer said. “It doesn’t matter though. I got my hand on the wall. It was a little more painful than yesterday’s swim but I’m so excited.”

Vollmer overcame a heart condition, shoulder tendinitis and back injury to win the biggest title of her career.

“I’ve never won a world championship before,” Vollmer said. “I just feel like all the different things I’ve been doing with training are really, really paying off for me right now.”

Aussie Amanda Coutts won the first of two silver medals in 56.94 and China’s Lu Ying took the bronze in 57.06. Defending champion and world record holder Sarah Sjoestroem of Sweden was shut out of a medal with a fourth place finish.

Ye, only 15-years-old, gave her hometown crowd plenty to cheer about after coming from behind to win the 200-meter individual medley to win China’s first gold medal.

Before the final turn, Ye was in fifth place and stormed back on the freestyle leg for the gold medal in 2:08.90.

“Before the race I was very nervous,” Ye said. “At one moment I thought I couldn’t catch up with the leaders so I just gave it all I had. With about 20 meters I was quite sure I could win.”

Aussie Amanda Coutts took silver in 2:09.00 and defending champion and world record holder Ariana Kukors of the U.S. took the bronze in 2:09.12. Olympic champion Stephanie Rice of Australia, who had shoulder surgery last year, was fourth.

In semifinal action, Michael Phelps turned it on in the final 50 meters to qualify fifth for Tuesday’s 200-meter freestyle in 1:46.91. Floridian Ryan Lochte was third fastest qualifier.

“It’s a deadly field,” Phelps said. “You know it’s going to be down to the last 50. I think whoever gets their feet over first in that 150 is going to have that shot.”

Phelps said his primary goal was to make finals. “I just wanted to get in,” Phelps said. “I don’t really care where I am in the pool as long as I have a lane, that’s all I need.”

In Tuesday action, South Florida Aquatic Club’s two-time Olympian Vlad Polyakov will compete in the second of three events. He will compete in the 50-meter breaststroke on Tuesday and on Thursday the 200-meter breaststroke. He was eliminated from the 100-meter breaststroke on Sunday.

Water polo

Russia scored on two long goals in the final period and goalie Anna Karnaukh saved a penalty shot to give her country a 9-7 upset win over the United States women’s team in the quarterfinals. The U.S. women had won the last two world championships and three of the last four.

Italy knocked off Australia 14-12 in a penalty shootout in Monday night’s quarterfinals. Italy will advance into the semifinals on Wednesday against Greece, 10-8 upset winners over Olympic champion Netherlands in their quarterfinal. In the other quarterfinal, China beat Canada, 9-7.

Diving

British diving superstar Tom Daley, who failed to defend his gold medal or win any medal on 10-meter platform at worlds, has decided to quit school at 17 to focus on his training leading up to the 2012 London Olympics. In January he plans to take a break from school to train for a year. He plans to return to school after his training is complete. “It’s going to be good to concentrate on diving rather than splitting my time with school,” Daley said. “I’ve never done that before.”

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

 http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Relays Steal Show At FGC Senior Championships; Kuczynski Takes Bronze In Canada

SOFLO Relays Steal Show At FGC Senior Championships; Kuczynski Takes Bronze In Canada


July 24, 2011

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

On the third and final night of the Florida Gold Coast Senior Championships at the Coral Springs Aquatic Complex, the atmosphere on the pooldeck was electrifying.

And for good reason.

SOFLO’s boys 11-12 relay team of Juan Lucas, 12, Tristan Celestin, 12, Julien Pinon, 12, and Alfredo Mesa Jr., 12, broke the team’s fourth national age group record in two weeks in the 400-meter medley relay in 4:29.66, finishing 16th, ahead of four older teams on Sunday night.

The relay splits were Lucas (1:09.54), Celestin (1:14.39), Pinon (1:04.39) and Mesa (1:01.34).

The national record is 4:29.83, set in 2008 by Sarasota YMCA’s Roman Zaremba, Ian Amistoso, Lian McKane and Patrick Wall.

Even better, SOFLO CEO and Coach Chris Anderson, a diehard Boston Red Sox fan, must wear a New York Yankees cap at swim practice for a week.

“Those boys deserve it,” Anderson said. “If they broke four national records in two weeks, I can wear a lousy Yankees cap for one week.”

It was the first time a FGC boys’ team has broken four national age group records within two weeks.

On Friday night, Cristian Rossi, 12, Juan Lucas, 12, Alfredo Mesa Jr., 12, and Julien Pinon, 12, broke the 13-year-old national 400-meter freestyle relay age group record in 4:01.06 in the final event of the evening.

Lucas, Tristan Celestin, Pinon and Rossi also broke the 200-meter medley relay (2:01.10) and Celestin, Mesa, Rossi and Pinon broke the 200-meter freestyle relay (1:50.83) at last week’s FGC Junior Olympics Long Course Championships in Plantation.

Two SOFLO girls 400-meter medley relay teams lit up the scoreboard with two senior national cut times, dipping under the qualifying time of 4:19.39.

“Sunday Fun Day, it’s relay time, time to make it happen,” said SOFLO’s U.S. Olympic trials qualifier Julie Stupp before the relay competition.

SOFLO “B” won in 4:18.95 with Marcella Marinheiro, 16, Alia Atkinson, 22, Jessie Alcaide, 26, and Tiffany Oliver, 18.

SOFLO “A” was second in 4:19.10 with two pairs of sisters Hallie Stupp, 19, Julie Stupp, 25, Taylor McKnight, 18, and Lindsey McKnight, 17.

“The positive thing about those two relays is the energy that was created by the girls supporting each other and competing,” Anderson said. “It was so healthy, so positive, refreshing and encouraging going into the Olympic trials. It was exciting to watch.”

SOFLO’s five-time Olympian Dara Torres, competing in only her fourth race since the 2009 Rome World Championships and reconstructive knee surgery and months of rehab, won the women’s 50-meter freestyle in 25.46.

SOFLO swept the top three places in the sprint event. Florida State Rookie of the Year Tiffany Oliver was second in 26.75 and Jessie Alcaide was third in 26.78.

Torres, coming off a broken toe she sustained on July 12th, almost missed her morning prelim swim when her heat started ahead of schedule. She qualified in 26.65.

“Decent time considering I swam with a broken toe and not rested from all the traveling this week,” Torres said.

SOFLO swimmers turned in more than 100 career-best times over three days and looked so impressive doing it.

Keegan Boisson-Yates, 16, won the 100-meter backstroke in a career-best 1:01.24. His previous best was 1:02.86.

Boisson-Yates also bettered his career-best twice in the 50-meter freestyle in prelims in 25.41 and finals in 25.21, good for fourth place. Hie previous best was 25.90. His Trinidad and Tobago training partner and international teammate Dylan Carter won the 50 freestyle in 24.61.

SOFLO two-time Olympian Alia Atkinson won the 100-meter breaststroke in a career-best 1:10.12, bettering her previous best of 1:10.95.  SOFLO teammate Melissa Cooper, coming off shoulder surgery, was a promising third in 1:16.18.

South Florida Aquatic club finished third among the girls teams with 1,139 points and third among the boys teams with 1,153 points. Fort Lauderdale Aquatics came from behind to sweep the boys (1,704) and girls (1,654) team titles. Davie Nadadores was second among boys (1,487.5) and second among girls (1,425.5) with 96 swimmers.

SUNDAY RESULTS

GIRLS

TEAM TOTALS: 1.Fort Lauderdale Aquatics 1,654, 2. Davie Nadadores 1,425.5, 3. SOFLO 1,139, 4. Pine Crest Swimming 1,057, 5. Metro Aquatics 932, 6. Miami Swimming 794, 7. Empire Swimming 775, 8. Greenville 519, 9. Western Kentucky 484.5, 10. Plantation Swim Team 449.

200-meter medley relay: 1. Miami Swimming “A” 2:01.70 , 6. SOFLO “B” 2:05.82, SOFLO “A” disqualified.

100-meter backstroke: 15-16, 1. Chelsea Britt, FLA 1:05.80; SOFLO: 3. Marcella Marinheiro 1:08.22, best time, 11. Kristina Brennan 1:12.59, finals, best time, 1:13.80, prelims, best time; 14. Anne Kuczynski 1:14.14, 15. Leonie Davies 1:15.88, 1:13.67, prelims, best time, 26. Natasha Payamps 1:17.45, best time; Open, 1. Hilary Mishler, Western Kentucky 1:03.72, Olympic trials cut; SOFLO: 11. Emily Greenwood 1:08.12, finals, best time, 1:09.25, prelims, best time, 13. Ashley Hicks, Unattached 1:09.58, 23. Tyla Martin 1:12.94, 35. Allison Kopas 1:15.32.

50-meter butterfly: 15-16, 1. Cristin Lurito, Greenville 28.48; SOFLO: 12. Philomena Fiorenzi 30.43, finals, best time, 31.03, prelims, best time, 17. Amber Hunter 31.06, prelims, 18. Kristina Brennan 31.14, prelims, best time, 19. Maria Lopez 31.23, 28. Natasha Payamps 32.90, prelims, best time, 38. Kennedy Sanes 33.72, prelims, best time; Open: 1. Katarina Milly, Davie Nadadores 28.01; SOFLO: 9. Tyla Martin 30.02, finals, best time, 30.43, prelims, finals, 11. Courtney Marx 30.66, finals, best time, 30.77, prelims, best time, 12. Melissa Marinheiro 30.90, 18. Linea Cutter, 30.87, prelims, best time, 39. Haley Wright 33.26, prelims, best time, 56. Victoria Sage 34.78, prelims, best time.

100-meter breaststroke: 15-16, 1. Brittany Hammond, Pine Crest 1:15.38; SOFLO: 9. Philomena Fiorenzi 1:18.92, finals, best time, 1:21.78, prelims, best time, 24. Kristina Nork 1:28.51; Open: 1. Alia Atkinson, SOFLO 1:10.12, best time; SOFLO: 3. Melissa Cooper 1:16.18, 11. Gina Gautieri 1:16.61, best time, 19. Lucia Morris 1:21.28, 24. Dania Banks 1:22.62, 37. Bianca Muniz 1:26.84.

50-meter freestyle: 15-16, 1. Daniela Johnson, Miami Swimming 27.53; SOFLO: 9. Emma Lincoln 28.04, best time, 15. Natasha Payamps 29.06, finals, best time, 29.19, prelims, best time, 23. Maria Lopez 29.52, 24. Anne Kuczynski 29.68, 28. Philomena Fiorenzi 29.76, prelims, best time, 46. Amber Hunter 30.87; Open: 1. Dara Torres, SOFLO 25.46; SOFLO: 2. Tiffany Oliver 26.75, 3. Jessie Alcaide 26.78, 8. Linea Cutter 27.89, 17. Emily Greenwood 28.57, prelims, best time, 22. Melissa Cooper 28.65, 28. Dania Banks 28.96, prelims, best time, 32. Melissa Marinheiro 29.31, prelims, best time, 53. Bianca Muniz 30.10, 75. Haley Wright 31.08, prelims, best time, 81. Leysha Caraballo 31.50, prelims, best time, 84. Victoria Sage 31.74, 88. Brittany Williford 32.19.

200-meter individual medley: 15-16, 1. Daniela Johnson, Miami Swimming 2:29.37; SOFLO: 6. Philomena Fiorenzi 2:33.43, finals, best time, 2:35.69, prelims, best time, 15. Marcella Marinheiro 2:45.00, finals, 2:36.05, prelims, best time, 18. Maria Lopez 2:41.24, 24. Kristina Nork 2:45.21; Open, 1. Ekaterina Alyabyeva, Davie Nadadores 2:18.99; SOFLO: 7. Tyla Martin 2:28.89, 15. Courtney Marx 2:33.49, 40. Dania Banks 2:48.19.

1500-meter freestyle: 1. Olivia Katcher, FLA 17:40.29; SOFLO: 11. Leonie Davies 18:42.79.

400-meter medley relay: 1. SOFLO “B” 4:18.95 (Marcella Marinheiro, Alia Atkinson, Jessie Alcaide, Tiffany Oliver), 2. SOFLO “A” 4:19.10 (Hallie Stupp, Julie Stupp, Taylor McKnight, Lindsey McKnight).

BOYS

TEAM TOTALS: 1.Fort Lauderdale Aquatics 1,704, 2. Davie Nadadores 1,487.5, 3. SOFLO 1,153, 4. Pine Crest Swimming 1,123, 5. Metro Aquatics 964, 6. Empire Swimming 809, 7. Miami Swimming 808, 8. Greenville SC 519, 9. Western Kentucky 484.5, 10. Plantation Swim team 463.

200-meter medley relay: 1. Davie Nadadores “A” 1:46.60, SOFLO “A” disqualified.

100-meter backstroke: 15-16, 1. Keegan Boisson-Yates, SOFLO 1:01.24, best time; SOFLO: 11. Marco Hosfeld 1:05.73, best time; Open, 1. Jeff Raymond, Pine Crest Swimming 58.52.

50-meter butterfly: 15-16, 1. Julian Radice, Metro Aquatics 26.81; SOFLO: 19. Benjamin Fruitman, Unattached 28.71, prelims, best time, 20. Javier Menchaca 29.04, prelims, best time, 23. Darryl Perez 29.43, prelims, best time, 32. Jacob Walters 29.90, 44. Joshua Cutter 30.65, prelims, best time, 50. Tomas Kloosterman 31.52; Open: 1. William Kunkel, Western Kentucky 25.56; SOFLO: 6. Anthony Fermin 26.22, best time, 45. Mauricio Hidalgo 28.30, prelims, best time, 54. Brian Arnaud 28.85, prelims, best time, 55. Derek Schwab, Unattached 28.92, 81. Tala Al-Awadhi 32.56, 82. Derek Maguire 33.37.

100-meter breaststroke: 15-16, 1. Ryan Rosenbaum, FLA 1:06.73; SOFLO: 32. Joshua Cutter 1:20.89, 35. Roger Capote 1:23.17; Open: 1. Evandro Silva, Unattached Davie 1:01.15; SOFLO: 9. Marc Rojas 1:08.04, 31. Brian Arnaud 1:15.22, prelims, best time, 38. Jonathan Lubic 1:16.44, prelims, best time, 51. Derek Maguire 1:22.50.

50-meter freestyle: 15-16, 1. Dylan Carter, Unattached SOFLO 24.61; SOFLO: 4. Keegan Boisson-Yates 25.21, best time, finals, 25.41, best time, prelims, 6. Benjamin Fruitman 25.34, finals, best time, 25.38, prelims, best time, 39. Darryl Perez 27.34, best time, 49. Kyle Desrosiers 27.78, 50. Joshua Cutter, 27.79, 54. Jacob Walters 28.08, best time, 56. William Perry III 28.14, best time; Open: 1. Gabriel Percira, Davie Nadadores 24.03; SOFLO: 10. Anthony Fermin, 24.61, finals, best time, 24.74, prelims, best time, 23. Josh Laban 25.38, 59. Brian Arnaud 26.74, best time, 84. Jonathan Lubic 27.76, best time, 109. Derek Maguire 29.61, 111. Derek Schwab 31.65.

200-meter individual medley: 15-16, 1. Julian Radice, Metro aquatics 2:11.08; SOFLO: 10. Marco Hosfeld 2:18.64, best time, 32. Matthew Gonzalez 2:28.62, 41. Javier Menchaca 2:34.64; Open, 1. William Purnell, FLA 2:09.00; SOFLO: 20. Mauricio Hidalgo 2:24.18, best time.

1500-meter freestyle: 1. Eliott Lorson, Western Kentucky 16:37.75; SOFLO: 17. Roger Capote 18:08.59, best time, 21. Matthew Gonzalez 18:47.98.

400-meter medley relay: 1. Pine Crest Swimming “A” 3:53.78 (Scott Hathaway, Michal Rokita, Jeff Raymond, Andy Bushell), 11. SOFLO “A” 4:14.53 (Keegan Boisson-Yates, Marc Rojas, Anthony Fermin, Marco Hosfeld), 16. SOFLO “B” 4:29.66, NATIONAL RECORD (Juan Lucas, Tristan Celestin, Julien Pinon, Alfredo Mesa Jr.).

CANADIAN SUMMER NATIONALS

SOFLO’s Caroline Kuczynski found some solace Sunday night at the Canadian Summer Nationals in Quebec when she and her Pointe-Claire Swim Club teammates won the bronze medal in the 4×100-meter medley relay in 4:13.52. Kuczynski missed a medal and Pan American Games berth in the 100-meter butterfly.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

 http://www.swim4soflo.com

Coral Springs’ Ferron Wins, Protzman Runner-Up At Masters Meet

Coral Springs’ Ferron Wins, Protzman Runner-Up At Masters Meet


July 24, 2011

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

Coral Springs Masters’ Lars Ferron won the 200-meter individual medley Sunday at the sixth annual June Krauser Summer Splash at Fort Lauderdale Aquatic Complex.

Ferron, 56, competing for GOLD, won in 3 minutes and 16.26 seconds. Ferron was also second in the 200-meter butterfly in 3:17.55, faster than his seed time of 3:26.03.

Coral Springs Masters’ Barbara Protzman, 57, also competing for GOLD, was second in the 55-59 age group 50-meter freestyle in 35.45 seconds. Darcy LaFountain, 56, of Fort Lauderdale Aquatics won the event in 33.82, faster than her seed time of 35.30.

GOLD’s Todd Pace, a former U.S. national team swimmer, won the 40-44 40-meter freestyle in 25.07, just off his 24.95 seed time.

The next big masters meet is the Aug. 3-6 U.S. Masters Long Course National Championships in Auburn, Ala.

SUNDAY RESULTS

WOMEN

200-meter individual medley: 25-29, 1. Vanessa Segona, NADS 2:48.51, 2. Sara Holman, GSC 2:49.03, 3. Mary Holman, GSC 2:56.11; 35-39, 1. Janey Mayville-Armas, FLAQ 2:38.87, 2. Sonja Koppenwallner, FLAQ 2:58.39, 3. Kristin Volz, FLAQ 3:58.51; 45-49, 1. Sylvie Letarte, 100M 3:13.03, 2. Maria Paiva, FLAQ 3:20.59, 3. Sarah Bennett, FLAQ 3:36.09; 50-54, 1. Leticia Castro, GOLD 3:01.11, 2. Chris Wenzel, FLAQ 3:06.22, 3. Caroline Gatto, GAJA 3:55.80; 55-59, 1. Peggy McDonnell, GOLD 3:01.70; 60-64, 1. Cathy Mancino 3:31.87.

50-meter freestyle: 25-29, 1. Siobhan Murphy, FLAQ 32.56; 30-34, 1. Michele King, Unattached 28.94, 2. Heidi Hester, PLAN 30.73, 3. Gina Siegers, FLAQ 41.31; 35-39, 1. Christine McCrady, FLAQ 31.68, 2. Natalia Vaganova, Unattached 50.76; 40-44, 1. Michele Huyette, FINS 29.09, 2. Dale LeClair, GOLD 31.29, 3. Jennifer Hulett, FLAQ 31.38; 45-49, 1. Liz Herbst, FLAQ 38.50; 50-54, 1. Chris Wenzel, FLAQ 30.99, 2. Karen Mareb, NEM 31.48, 3. Ann Thomas, FLAQ 32.17; 55-59, 1. Darcy LaFountain, FLAQ 33.82, 2. Barbara Protzman, GOLD 35.45, 3. Janet Siniscalchi, FLAQ 36.08; 65-69, 1. Linda Webb, FLAQ 36.14, 2. Rayma Isaacs, GOLD 1:11.84; 70-74, 1. Marian Carlson, FLAQ 1:30.11.  

100-meter backstroke: 18-24, 1. Caroline Ball, FLAQ 1:15.30; 25-29, 1. Patricia Cooper, GOLD 1:21.47, 2. Vanessa Segona, NADS 1:23.36, 3. Heather Gifford, FLAQ 1:34.59; 30-34, 1. Michele King, Unattached 1:14.89; 35-39, 1. Suzanne Dearworth, FLAQ 1:29.96, 2. Kristin Volz, FLAQ 2:00.02; 40-44, 1. Ann Stewart, GOLD 1:24.14; 45-49, 1. Sylvie Letarte, 100M 1:32.73, 2. Cheryl Keeney, FLAQ 1:56.96; 50-54, 1. Ann Thomas, FLAQ 1:34.63.

200-meter freestyle relay: 160-199, 1. FLAQ “A” 2:10.30, 2. GOLD “A” 2:15.19, 3. FLAQ “B” 2:44.36; 200-239, 1. FLAQ “A” 2:17.13, 2. FLAQ “B” 2:44.36; 72-99, 1. FLAQ “A” 2:11.55.

200-meter butterfly: 50-54, 1. Leticia Castro, GOLD 3:04.55, 2. Adrienne Chin-Ogilvie, FLAQ 4:19.62; 60-64, 1. Cathy Mancino, GOLD 3:22.68.

100-meter breaststroke: 18-24, 1. Jamie Marks, FLAQ 1:25.25; 25-29, 1. Vanessa Segona, NADS 1:35.69; 30-34, 1. Michele King, Unattached 1:24.52; 35-39, 1. Suzanne Dearworth, FLAQ 1:38.75; 40-44, 1. Kelly Legaspi, FLAQ 1:18.44, 2. Andree Fluet, BRON 1:39.59; 45-49, 1. Maria Paiva, FLAQ 1:40.75, 2. Jill Burke, FINS 1:41.56; 50-54, 1. Karen Mareb, NEM 1:29.13, 2. Chris Wenzel, FLAQ 1:30.72, 3. Caroline Gatto, GAJA 1:51.72; 55-59, 1. Peggy McDonnell, GOLD 1:34.80, 2. Janet Siniscalchi, FLAQ 1:46.90; 65-69, 1. Linda Webb, FLAQ 1:49.47, 2. Rayma Isaacs, GOLD 2:43.05; 70-74, 1. Marian Carlson, FLAQ 3:47.26.

200-meter freestyle: 25-29, 1. Sara Holman, GSC 2:22.78, 2. Mary Holman, GSC 2:22.86, 3. Vanessa Segona, NADS 2:36.77; 30-34, 1. Heidi Hester, PLAN 2:17.91, 2. Gina Siegers, FLAQ 3:05.06; 35-39, 1. Janey Mayville-Armas, FLAQ 2:18.35, 2. Natalia Vaganova, Unattached 4:00.31; 40-44, 1. Dale LeClair, GOLD 2:30.90; 45-49, 1. Sylvie Letarte, 100M 2:57.93, 2. Maria Paiva, FLAQ 3:04.56, 3. Liz Herbst, FLAQ 3:06.75; 50-54, 1. Leticia Castro, GOLD 2:33.90, 2. Chris Wenzel, FLAQ 2:42.24, 3. Caroline Gatto, GAJA 3:32.48; 55-59, 1. Darcy LaFountain, FLAQ 2:42.55; 65-69, 1. Linda Webb, FLAQ 3:15.02

MEN

200-meter individual medley: 18-24, 1. Richard Garza, FLAQ 2:33.98; 25-29, 1. Corey Welch, GOLD 2:23.66, 2. Tommie Cuticchia, PLAN 2:30.56, 3. Pierre Boucher, PLAN 2:42.57; 30-34, 1. Terence Bhawanie, FLAQ 3:00.62; 35-39, 1. Robert Pardo, FLAQ 2:48.63, 2. Manuel Rodriguez, GOLD 3:11.99; 40-44, 1. Jim Harper, GOLD 2:35.66; 45-49, 1. Jim Fenstermacher, GOLD 2:53.24, 2. Christopher Gates, GOLD 3:31.33; 50-54, 1. Chip Green, LYTAL 2:52.02, 2. Roy Sonenshei, GOLD 3:51.26; 55-59, 1. Lars Ferron, GOLD 3:16.36; 65-69, 1. Gerry Delong 3:27.22, 80-84, 1. George Lustig, FLAQ 6:43.08.

50-meter freestyle: 18-24, 1. William Vann, FLAQ 29.23, 2. Richard Garza, FLAQ 29.49; 25-29, 1. Todd Wilson, PLAN 27.01, 2. Arnaldo Gasco, FLAQ 27.29, 3. Diego Suarez, GOLD 27.60; 30-34, 1. Alex Kisel, Unattached 34.81; 35-39, 1. Luis Comulada, GOLD 25.63, 2. Eduard Tiozzo, FLAQ 25.91, 3. Hilario Itriago, GOLD 28.04; 40-44, 1. Todd Pace, GOLD 25.07, 2. Scott Walker, GOLD 26.80, 3. David Read, FLAQ 26.86; 45-49, 1. Christopher Gates, GOLD 32.90; 50-54, 1. John Beattie, YCFM 26.77, 2. Nick Cronin, Unattached 28.29, 3. Jose Ponce, GOLD 36.28; 55-59, 1. William Munro, GOLD 29.46, 2. Beda Dondi, FLAQ 30.56, 3. Allen Larson, OREG 32.99; 60-64, 1. Robert Noyer, Unattached 31.81, 2. Allen DeWeese, GOLD 33.91, 3. Philip Cullen, GOLD 44.50; 65-69, 1. David Quiggin, GOLD 28.71; 80-84, 1. Clifford Barr, GOLD 1:05.18.

100-meter backstroke: 25-29, 1. Corey Welch, GOLD 1:08.61, 2. Pierre Boucher, PLAN 1:15.81; 30-34, 1. Terence Bhawanie, FLAQ 1:25.39; 50-54, 1. Marty Hendrick, FLAQ 1:19.02, 55-59, 1. Philipp Djang, Unattached 1:11.72, 2. Timothy McGonigal, FLAQ 2:03.77; 60-64, 1. Allen Weese, GOLD 1:38.34.

200-meter freestyle relay: 120-159, 1. GOLD 1:43.89, 2. FLAQ 1:49.28; 160-199, 1. FLAQ 2:15.81; 240-279, 1. GOLD 2:44.34.

200-meter butterfly: 25-29, 1. Tommie Cuticchia, PLAN 2:31.85; 50-54, 1. Roy Sonenshein, GOLD 4:19.25; 55-59, 1. Philipp Djang, Unattached 3:06.95, 2. Lars Ferron, GOLD 3:17.55; 65-69, 1. Gerry Delong, GOLD 3:35.88. 

100-meter breaststroke: 25-29, 1. Corey Welch, GOLD 1:09.27, 2. Arnaldo Gasco, FLAQ 1:14.88, 3. Todd Cavalcanto, GOLD 2:00.01; 35-39, 1. Luis Comulada, GOLD 1:19.16; 40-44, 1. Christopher Seidle, Unattached 1:14.26, 2. Phillip Glatzer, Unattached 1:47.07; 45-49, 1. Graeme Fiser, FLAQ 1:18.04, 2. Jim Fenstermacher, GOLD 1:23.23; 50-54, 1. Jose Ponce, GOLD 2:27.10; 55-59, 1. Beda Dondi, FLAQ 1:31.06; 60-64, 1. Allen DeWeese, GOLD 1:50.74, 2. Philip Cullen, GOLD 2:02.38; 75-79, 1. Walter Pesetsky, FLAQ 2:11.35. 

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

 http://www.swim4soflo.com