SOFLO Swimmers Headed For Busy Weekend Of Swimming

SOFLO Swimmers Headed For Busy Weekend Of Swimming

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November  29, 2011

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

From the grass roots to elite level, South Florida Aquatic Club swimmers will be busy this weekend.

SOFLO’s Olympians Alia Atkinson, Vlad Polyakov and Dara Torres along with Jessie Alcaide will compete at the AT&T Winter National Championships that begin Thursday at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center in Atlanta.

The meet is long course meters.

Alcaide will compete in the 50- and 100-meter freestyle; Atkinson will swim the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke, 100-meter butterfly and 200-meter individual medley. Polyakov is entered in the 100- and 200-meter breaststroke.

Torres will compete only in the 50-meter freestyle.

The foursome will be joined by Olympic gold medalists Ryan Lochte, Rebecca Soni, Missy Franklin and Brendan Hansen.  A total of 64 out of 108 U.S. national team members will compete during the three-day meet that ends on Saturday.

The international field will feature Japanese Olympic gold medalist Kosuke Kitajima, Fred Bousquet and Laure Manaudou of France, Gemma Spofforth of Great Britain and Darian Townsend of South Africa.

Fourteen-time Olympic gold medalist Michael Phelps will not compete, choosing instead to train.

Taped footage of the meet will air on NBC on Sunday, 2-3 p.m. The meet will also be webcast live at usaswimming.org or ihigh.com/liveswim.

Rojas Heads To Gainesville

SOFLO’s Marc Rojas, coming off the state high school meet and winter championships, will compete in the Gator Swim Club Holiday Classic in Gainesville Friday through Sunday.

The meet is short course yards.

Rojas, 17, will compete in the 100-yard breaststroke on Friday (seeded ninth in 58.96), 200-yard individual medley on Saturday (seeded eighth in 1:57.32) and 200-yard breaststroke on Sunday (seeded sixth in 2:07.92).

A week after watching her younger sister Melissa compete, Marcella Marinheiro, 17, is competing in the Brazilian 17-18 Age Group Nationals in Joao Pessoa, Paraiba-Brazil this week.

Comets Host Holiday Classic

SOFLO will host the annual 8 & Under Broward County Holiday Classic Saturday at the Academic Village Pool in Pembroke Pines.

The meet is geared toward the grass roots swimmers learning strokes and how to race in a fun, festive atmosphere.

Since it is a championship meet, high point awards will be given. Warm-up is 10 a.m. The meet begins 11 a.m.

At age 5, Sofia Christopher and Noelle Crichton are SOFLO’s youngest swimmers. Christopher will compete in the 6-and-under 25-yard freestyle and 25-yard backstroke and Crichton will swim all four stroke races in the 6-and-under age group.

SOFLO has 51 swimmers entered in the meet. Several other clubs will compete including Pompano Beach, FLA and Heritage Aquatics.

IF YOU GO

What: 8&Under Broward County Holiday Classic

When: Saturday, 11 a.m.-1:16 p.m.

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17191 Sheridan St., Pembroke Pines.

Admission:   $2, heat sheets, $3. For information call 954-538-3721.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

 http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO’s Melissa Marinheiro Third In Brazilian 13-14 Age Group Nationals Opening Event

SOFLO’s Melissa Marinheiro Third In Brazilian 13-14 Age Group Nationals Opening Event


November 24, 2011

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

Melissa Marinheiro got off to a good start Thursday at the Brazilian National 13-14 Swimming Championships in Joao Pessoa, Paraiba-Brazil.

The West Broward High School freshman, seeded third in the 800-yard freestyle, finished third in 9:28.88.

Marinheiro, 14, will also compete in the 200-yard freestyle, 200-yard individual medley and 400-yard freestyle.

Old sister Marcella Marinheiro, 17, competes next week in the 17-18 meet.

The meet format is prelim swims are held at night and championship finals in the morning.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

http://www.swim4soflo.com

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK, Issue 115: Florida’s Lochte, Troy Golden Goggle Award Winners

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK, Issue 115: Florida’s Lochte, Troy Golden Goggle Award Winners


November 21, 2011

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

Two-time Olympic gold medalist Ryan Lochte and U.S. Olympic men’s coach Gregg Troy took home top honors late Sunday night at the eighth annual Golden Goggle Awards in Los Angeles.

Troy, also head coach at University of Florida, was named Coach of the Year for the second consecutive year for his work as assistant U.S. men’s coach at world championships where he had five Gators compete, as head of the collegiate team as well as the USS Gator Swim Club.

“It’s always humbling to be in this situation because all of the coaches nominated are fantastic individuals who know how to challenge their athletes and are tremendous,” Troy said.

“I’m sure they would all feel the same way I do right now,” Troy said. “There’s no one that you can thank more than the athletes that you work with. They are all tremendous individuals. If it wasn’t for their dedication, their commitment to what they do, there is no way that we could be successful.”

Lochte, a former University of Florida All-American, earned Male Athlete of the Year and Race of the Year.

Lochte won the Male Athlete of the Year for the third year in a row and Male Race of the Year based on his performances at the world championships where he earned six medals at the meet, winning the 200-meter freestyle, 400-meter freestyle, 200-meter individual medley, 200-meter backstroke and as part of the 4×200-meter relay. He was the only swimmer to win four individual titles. He also won a bronze in the 4×100-meter freestyle relay.

He won Male Race of the Year for his 200-meter backstroke where he became the first swimmer to break a long course world record since the ban of the high-tech suits at the end of 2009. He finished the year ranked No. 1 in four events.

“First off I would really like to say thank you to my coach Gregg Troy,” Lochte said. “He’s been there through everything. He has helped me out through everything, injuries, just everything. I wouldn’t have been able to do this without him.

“I have told everyone I will stop swimming once I stop having fun,” Lochte said. “And honestly, I don’t see that ever happening. I am having so much fun with swimming, it’s a blast. I’m ready to rock this thing. Come London, I want to turn some heads. I’ve been getting faster and I a better athlete and swimmer since 2008.”

The 2011 FINA World Championship Team was honored and introduced to the live audience. That U.S. team brought home 31 medals including 17 gold.

Teenager Missy Franklin, already being called the women’s version of Michael Phelps, was name Female Athlete of the Year, Female Race of the Year and Relay Performance of the Year. She also celebrated having her braces removed a week before the awards ceremony.

“It’s still so much fun,” said Franklin, who went from Breakout Performer of the Year last year to a three-time world champion and world record holder this year. “That’s the most important thing because I love it so much. If I didn’t  then I wouldn’t be doing it.

“I have no idea why I’m standing up here right now,” said the humble Franklin. “I definitely don’t feel like I deserve this.”

Natalie Coughlin, Rebecca Soni and Dana Vollmer joined Franklin as Relay Performance of the Year for their gold medal swims pn the 4×100-meter relay at worlds.

Peter Vanderkaay won the Perseverance Award and open water swimmer Alex Meyer won the Breakout Performer of the Year. Meyer is the first U.S. swimmer to qualify for the 2012 London Olympics. Carolyn Dirks was awarded USA Swimming Foundation’s Impact Award.

Michael Phelps, who didn’t attend, was shut out in four nominations.

Actor and comedian Kevin Nealon of Saturday Night Live fame, hosted the awards and had the crowd laughing all night. Several Olympic legends including Matt Biondi, Janet Evans, John Naber, Rowdy Gaines, Amy Van Dyken, Debbie Meyer, David Berkoff, Dave Wharton and Summer Sanders were in attendance.

The winners were selected by a nine-member panel in combination with online fan voting.

The full show can be found at usaswimming.org or YouTube.

Maryland Confirms Sport Cuts Announcement

University of Maryland President Wallace Loh has accepted the recommendation of his 17-member Athletics Commission to cut eight of the school’s 27 sports including men’s and women’s swimming and diving and women’s water polo.

The move was put in place in an effort to improve the athletic department’s multi-million dollar deficit, Loh said on Monday during a 30-minute press conference

The other sports being eliminated are men’s indoor track, men’s outdoor track, men’s cross country, men’s tennis, and aerobics/ tumbling formerly known as competitive cheer.

Loh emphasized if the cuts were not made the entire athletics program would be at risk.

Loh and Athletic Director Kevin Anderson told supporters of each team on the chopping block they have until June 30th to raise eight years’ worth of total program costs.

The funding to save men’s and women’s swimming is $11.6 million. The cuts would take effect July 1, 2012. Maryland will honor the scholarships of all varsity athletes whether their teams are eliminated or not.

“This is perhaps one of the most painful and heart-wrenching decisions I have made,” said Loh, who talked with the 90 student-athletes and coaching staffs affected by the cuts.

Miscellaneous

Jacksonville Bolles swimmer Joseph Schooling stamped his ticket to the 2012 Olympics securing a spot for his home country Singapore. Schooling won two gold medals, one silver and one bronze at the Nov. 12-17 Southeast Asia Games in Indonesia. He won the 50-meter butterfly (24.06) and 200-meter butterfly (1:56.67), second in the 200-meter individual medley (2:04.85) and third in the 100-meter butterfly (53.18)…Plantation American Heritage swimmer Alina Schulhofer has returned to her homeland of Austria for the holidays…SOFLO sisters Melissa and Marcella Marinheiro are getting ready to return to their homeland Brazil for the Brazilian Junior Nationals on Wednesday along with SOFLO head coach Chris Anderson…Italy has backed out of hosting the 2014 Short Course World Championships for political reasons and the country’s debt crisis. Catania, Italy was the only country to bid on it. The U.S. or Australia may take up the slack…With only 249 days until the Summer Olympics, the buzz has begun. U.S. Olympic hopefuls, several from swimming, spent a day in a West Hollywood studio last week shooting NBC Olympic promos and interviews for everything from local TV news, NBC Nightly News, USOC marketing campaigns to Access Hollywood and E! Entertainment as a lead-up to next summer’s Olympic Games. Among swimmers were Natalie Coughlin, probably the most popular female swimmer among the media, Rebecca Soni, and Ryan Lochte among several other swimmers…A swimmer, Lacey Nymeyer John, has been asked to be the commencement speaker at the University of Arizona in December. She is a 2008 Olympic silver medalist and former NCAA Women’s Athlete of the Year…According to a recent study, nearly half of young people between 5 and 10-year-olds and a quarter of 11-15-year-olds go swimming every day.

Tweet of the Day

I would like to sincerely thank the coughing/sneezing/runny nosed women in the Super Shuttle to LAX for sharing her cold with me – NOT!–Jay Thomas, USA Swimming’s Times & Recognition Committee and Rules & Regulations Committee, Florida Gold Coast official

 

SOFLO Wins Combined, Boys Team Titles At Speedo Winter Championships

SOFLO Wins Combined, Boys Team Titles At Speedo Winter Championships


November 20, 2011

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

The second time around was even sweeter for the South Florida Aquatic Club.

A year after winning the combined team title in its first year of existence as a club, SOFLO came back to not only defend its combined team title but won the boys team title Sunday night at the Speedo Florida Gold Coast Winter Championships.

SOFLO topped a field of more than 1,300 swimmers over four days of competition in Plantation.

SOFLO won the combined team title with 2,406.5, topping last year’s total of 1,662. Fort Lauderdale Aquatics was runner-up for the second year in a row with 2,232 and Davie Nadadores was third, also for the second year in a row, with 1,668.10.

SOFLO won the boys team title with 1,357 after finishing third last year with 689.50. Davie Nadadores was second with 1,167.5 and FLA third with 841. Defending boys champion Metro Aquatics was fourth with 737.5.

Defending girls champion Fort Lauderdale Aquatics won the girls team title with 1,391. SOFLO was second for the second year in a row with 1,049.5 and Pine Crest Swimming was third with 939 points.

“I think it was harder the second time around,” said SOFLO CEO and head coach Chris Anderson. “Last year we were still in the maturing stages. Now we are learning about the different things of being a bigger club.

“We worked out a lot of things,” Anderson said. “Our kids are getting used to each other on relays. They have a lot more pride. They have started to grow together.”

The younger, single age group swimmers were the key to SOFLO’s success.

“I knew it was going to be very close,” Anderson said. “We won the meet with our younger athletes and our developing athletes. The 9, 10, 11, 12 and 13-year-olds. Those age groups did it for us.

“The size of our club helped us tremendously. The only way to dominate a meet like that and be successful is to have a major club  that’s balanced.”

SOFLO boys outdid themselves winning their first team title against more-established teams.

The 1,650-yard freestyle swimmers also scored some big points, 56 from the boys and 45 from the girls.

“Our 11, 12, 13 and open boys were very, very good,” Anderson said. “They don’t get the ninth and tenth places, they get first and second places and that helps tremendously. And the older kids who went four to five weeks in a row at meets and still went best times and contributed to the team championship, it’s quite exciting.  I know all the kids are happy.”

Happy is an understatement. Team camaraderie was at a fever pitch thanks to lots of body paint.

The swimmers, painted from head- to-toe with everything from tuxes on the boys and Marc Rojas writing his phone number on his back to Go SOFLO, Beast Mode and I Love Little Campo. 

“I am very happy and really lucky to be a part of this team,” said Maria Lopez. “I honestly haven’t seen any other team so close and the way it motivates each other. We all cheered each other on. We are a family.”

Said Marcella Marinheiro: “I think the girls all performed well. Most of them did their best times. It was really exciting. We were looking forward to winning but we knew we had to have good performances.”

Team veterans Alia Atkinson, a two-time Olympian and Jessie Alcaide played a key role not only in the pool but nurturing the younger swimmers.

“It’s exciting to watch them, we focused on getting the little ones excited and pumped up and I think we accomplished that,” Atkinson said. “We had body paint and we all really painted up. We were hoping to win. The little children really picked up and showed that SOFLO’s future generation is coming up.”

Said Alcaide: “I think it’s really exciting to watch the younger swimmers, I liked the whole camaraderie on the team. Everyone was getting excited for each other’s swim. It’s exciting for the future with all these 12-and-unders breaking records and swimming best times.”

Among SOFLO girls individual champions on Sunday were Melissa Marinheiro, 14, in the 50-yard backstroke in 28.37 and Alcaide, 26, in the 100-yard freestyle in 51.21.

SOFLO’s 13-14 400-yard freestyle relay of Steph Campo, Audrey Mason, Andrea Melendez and Melissa Marinheiro were second in 3:44.12.

SOFLO boys had several individual champions. They were:

Jonathan Skarie, 9, 200-yard individual medley, 2:33.12 and 50-yard breaststroke, 38.21.

Kevin Porto, 11-and-under, 1,650-yard freestyle, 18:34.11.

Ricardo Roche, 12, 1,650-yard freestyle, 18:29.03.

Juan Lucas, 12, 200-yard individual medley, 2:14.67.

Tristan Celestin, 12, 50-yard breaststroke, 29.47 and 100-yard freestyle, 53.75. Celestin posted best times in the event, breaking his own Florida Gold Coast record of 29.59 in morning prelims in 29.35.

Gustavo Valery, 13, 50-yard backstroke, 27.65.

Alex Monti, 13, 50-yard breaststroke, 30.23.

Julien Pinon, 13, 100-yard freestyle, 49.69.

Keegan Boisson-Yates, 16, 50-yard backstroke, 24.86.

Comets eight-year-old swimmer Nicolas Rossi made team history by scoring the Comets’ first point at a championship meet in the 100-yard freestyle. Rossi finished tenth in a career-best time 1:10.40 and Junior Olympic Short course qualifying standard time.

There will be no rest for the champions. SOFLO/Comets swimmers will start  holiday week training camp on Monday bright and early at 5 a.m. at the Academic Village Pool in Pembroke Pines.

SUNDAY RESULTS

COMBINED TEAM SCORING

1.South Florida Aquatic Club 2,406.5, defends title; 2. Fort Lauderdale Aquatics 2,232; 3. Davie Nadadores 1,668.10.

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

1.Fort Lauderdale Aquatics 1,391, 2. SOFLO 1,049.5, 3. Pine Crest Swimming 939, 4. Davie Nadadores 501.5, 5. Jupiter Dragons 449, 6. Badger 410, 7. Miami Swimming 389.5, 8. Plantation Swim Team 309, 9. Metro Aquatics 286, 10. Westchester 280, 11. Miami Beach 216, 12. Rockway 201.5, 13. North Palm Beach 195, 14. Miami Dade 171.5, 15. St. Andrew’s 155, 16. AK Sharks 154.5, 17. Hialeah 143, 18. Swift 94, 19. Florida Keys 93, 20. Blue Marlins 90.5, 21. Coastal Maine 90, 22. Y of South Palm Beach County 82, 23. Annapolis 58, 24. Heritage Aquatic Team, 25. Atlantis 50, 26. SwimFast 46, 27. Martin County 33, 28. Sea Bees 28, 29. Wahoos of Wellington 16, 30. Devilrays 10, 31. Midtown Weston 5, 32. North Miami 4, 33. Barracuda 3, Flying Fish 3, 35. Westminster Academy 2.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard individual medley:

9-year-olds: 1. Andrea Santander, Miami Beach 2:34.46; SOFLO: 3. Vanessa Mesa 2:44.41, best time, JOSC.

10-year-olds: 1. Urbina Cortes, PST 2:31.27; SOFLO: 14. Annita Huang 2:51.68, best time, JOSC; 15. Alexandra Crespo 2:51.82, best time, JOSC.

11-year-olds: 1. Jessica Nava, Pine Crest 2:19.72; SOFLO: 8. Delanie Perez 2:35.02, best time, JOSC.

12-year-olds: 1. Nathalie Eid, Badger 2:16.47; SOFLO: 4. Jessica Rodriguez 2:18.81, JOSC; 10. Sophia Bucaro 2:27.12; 23. Stephanie Mlujeak 2:34.97, best time, JOSC.

13-year-olds: 1. Rose Smiddy, AK Sharks 2:09.93; SOFLO: 8. Audrey Mason 2:23.61, JOSC.

14-year-olds: 1. Kelsea Volland, FKSC 2:10.55; SOFLO: 16. Haley Wright 2:26.47, best time.

15-16-year-olds:  1. Emily Kopas, Unattached 2:06.96; SOFLO: 9. Mia Fiorenzi 2:14.65.

Open: 1. Lauren Driscoll, FLA 2:00.09.

50-yard backstroke:

9-year-olds: 1. Nicole Gomez, North Palm Beach 35.64; SOFLO: 2. Vanessa Mesa, SOFLO 36.68, best time, JOSC.

10-year-olds: 1. Urbina Cortes, PST 32.91; SOFLO: 13. Delaney Biro 37.19, JOSC.

11-year-olds: 1. Jessica Nava, Pine Crest 29.95; SOFLO: 4. Catharine Cooper 31.92, JOSC; 7. Bianca Monti 33.63, JOSC; 16. Sarah Bucaro 35.83.

12-year-olds: 1. Andrea Lopez,Miami Beach 29.26; SOFLO: 4. Isabella Pittinger 30.36, JOSC; 9. Megan Schimansky 32.52, JOSC; 11. Kelley Heron 32.25, JOSC; 14. Sophia Bucaro 33.22, best time, JOSC; 28. Megan Damon 37.02, best time.

13-year-olds: 1. Jessica Conway, Unattached 28.31; SOFLO: 3. Samantha Stinemire 29.36, JOSC; 12. Monica Rodriguez 31.89; 25. Maya Hiriam 33.43.

14-year-olds: 1. Melissa Marinheiro, SOFLO 28.37, best time, JOSC;  SOFLO: 5. Steph Campo 29.41, JOSC; 20. Andrea Melendez 31.81, JOSC; 25. Carly Swanson 32.70, JOSC; 28. Kylie Herman 33.03.

15-16-year-olds:  1. Tasija Karosas, St. Andrew’s 26.83; SOFLO: 15. Natasha Payamps 30.23, best time, JOSC; 30. Kristina Brennan 31.92, JOSC; 32. Juliann Plasencia 32.46.

Open: SOFLO: 1. Etien Medeiros, Unattached 25.81; SOFLO:  4. Marcella Marinheiro 27.41, JOSC; 5. Emily Greenwood 28.02, JOSC; 17. Anne Kuczynski 30.31, JOSC.

50-yard breaststroke:

9-year-olds: 1. Andrea Santander, Miami Beach 36.90.

10-year-olds: 1. Kate Douglass, WEST 37.70; SOFLO: 9. Elise Larin 40.38, 10. Annita Huang 42.81, JOSC; 17. Delaney Biro 42.31, best time, JOSC; 22. Alexandra Crespo 43.60; 25. Natalia Rossi 44.04.

11-year-olds: 1. Holly Johnson, WEST 34.99; SOFLO: 4. Catharine Cooper and Bianca Monti 36.65, best time, JOSC; 6. Delanie Perez 37.10; 10. Jennifer Rodriguez 40.12.

12-year-olds: 1. Andrea Lopez, Miami Beach 33.62; SOFLO: 8. Kelley Heron 35.22; 25. Alani Carrasco 38.07, JOSC; 26. Luisa Suzuki 38.27, best time, JOSC.

13-year-olds: 1. Allison Kopas, Unattached 31.84; SOFLO: 7. Audrey Mason 33.93, JOSC; 19. Natasha Testa 37.93.

14-year-olds: 1. Lindsey Swartz, Pine Crest 31.76; SOFLO: 2. Kelly Kealty 32.50, JOSC; 3. Jillian Alexander 32.82, JOSC; 6. Melissa Marinheiro 33.62; 16. Jenna Deal 35.98, best time, JOSC; 22. Lindsey Sauer 36.49, best time, JOSC.

15-16-year-olds: 1. Emily Kopas, Unattached 29.75; SOFLO: 8. Mia Fiorenzi 33.31; 26. Selina Voelkel 35.67, best time, JOSC; 37. Leysha Caraballo 39.36.

Open: 1. Lindsey McKnight, Unattached 28.82.

200-yard butterfly:

11-year-olds: 1. Alicia Mancilla, Miami Dade 2:20.49.

12-year-olds: 1. Julia Talamo, Rockway 2:15.46.

13-year-olds: 1. Rose Smiddy, AK Sharks 2:10.16.

14-year-olds: 1. Namilla Sanchez, ASC 2:11.69; SOFLO: 3. Haley Wright 2:21.39, JOSC; 6. Kylie Herman 2:25.76, JOSC.

15-16-year-olds: 1. Isabella Paez, MAC 2:04.26; SOFLO: 5. Maria Lopez 2:10.09, SPSE; 18. Amber Hunter 2:23.28.

Open: 1. Lindsey McKnight, Unattached 2:00.96.

100-yard freestyle:

9-and-under: 1. Andrea Santander, Miami Beach 1:02.72.

10-year-olds: 1. Urbina Cortes, PST 1:01.22; SOFLO: 7. Annita Huang 1:06.68, JOSC; 16. Delaney Biro 1:10.74, JOSC; 25. Alexandra Crespo 1:12.33, best time, JOSC.

11-year-olds: 1. Jessica Nava, Pine Crest 56.37; SOFLO: 2. Catharine Cooper 57.03, best time, JOSC; 4. Bianca Monti 59.92, JOSC; 25. Sarah Bucaro 1:04.95, JOSC; 29. Hannah Virgin 1:07.11, best time, JOSC; 32. Jennifer Rodriguez 1:08.97.

12-year-olds: 1. Nicole Parry, WEST 55.09; SOFLO: 7. Jessica Rodriguez 58.01; 9. Sophia Bucaro 58.74, JOSC; 14. Isabella Pittinger 59.25, best time, JOSC; 27. Charlene Forti 1:02.33, best time, JOSC; 29. Stephanie Mlujeak 1:02.45, best time, JOSC; 40. Luisa Suzuki 1:03.65, best time, JOSC; 41. Alani Carrasco 1:03.78, JOSC; 51. Megan Schimansky 1:05.33, JOSC; 59. Megan Damon 1:06.03, JOSC.

13-year-olds: 1. Anina Lund, Badger 53.94; SOFLO: 12. Audrey Mason 58.05, JOSC; 20. Lilli Calero 1:00.24; 23. Cristina Villegas 1:00.35; 25. Monica Rodriguez 1:00.66.

14-year-olds: 1. Caroline Nava, Pine Crest 52.08; SOFLO: 8. Andrea Melendez 56.02, SPSE; 11. Steph Campo 57.03, JOSC; 22. Kelly Kealty 58.58 JOSC; 25. Haley Wright 58.83 JOSC; 25. Kylie Herman 58.83, best time, JOSC; 28. Lindsey Sauer 59.03, best time, JOSC; 39. Carly Swanson 1:00.60.

15-16-year-olds: 1. Olivia Katcher, FLA 52.78.

Open: 1. Jessie Alcaide, SOFLO 51.21, SPSE; SOFLO: 7. Marcella Marinheiro 53.66, SPSE; 8. Emily Greenwood 54.83, SPSE.

400-yard freestyle relay:

13-14: 1. Pine Crest 3:39.39; 2. SOFLO “A” 3:44.12 (Steph Campo, Audrey Mason, Andrea Melendez, Melissa Marinheiro); 7. SOFLO “B” 3:56.79 (Kylie Herman, Monica Rodriguez, Samantha Stinemire, Haley Wright).

Open: 1. Davie “A” 3:31.16; 4. SOFLO “A” 3:35.36 (Marcella Marinheiro, Anne Kuczynski, Amber Hunter, Alia Atkinson).

400-yard medley relay:

11-12: 1. Pine Crest Swimming 4:22.69; 2. SOFLO “A” 4:30.26 (Isabella Pittinger, Kelley Heron, Jessica Rodriguez, Catharine Cooper).

1,650-yard freestyle:

11-and-under, 1. Gaia Fella, FLA 19:22.60, SOFLO: 2. Delanie Perez 20:09.89.

12-year-olds: 1. Bailey Warren, Pine Crest 18:28.29, JOSC; SOFLO: 2. Jessica Rodriguez 18:41.65, JOSC; 3. Stephanie Mlujeak 20:01.84, JOSC; 4. Alani Carrasco 20:30.77, JOSC.

13-year-olds: 1. Adriana Samiento, Jupiter 19:06.65; SOFLO: 4. Lilli Calero 19:37.33.

14-year-olds: 1. Fonda Teawdatwan, FLA 19:27.03.

15-16-year-olds: 1. Olivia Katcher, FLA 17:25.74, JOSC; SOFLO: 6. Leonie Davies 18:19.69, JOSC.

17-and-over: 1. Nilza Costa, Davie 17:40.12.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

1.SOFLO 1,357, 2. Davie Nadadores 1,167.5, 3. FLA 841, 4. Metro Aquatics 737.5, 5. Westchester 508, 6. Blue Marlins 484, 7. Pine Crest Swimming 284, 8. Badger 272.5, 9. Hialeah 250, 10. Swift 231, 11. Rockway 213, 12. Heritage Aquatic Team 189, 13. St. Andrew’s 162, 14. Miami Dade 121, 15. AK Sharks 130.5, 16. Miami Swimming 121, 17. Barracuda SC 120, 18. Y of South Palm Beach County 112.5, 19. Plantation Swim Team 101, 20. SwimFast 93, 21. Flying Fish Swim Club 78, 22. Wahoos of Wellington 75, 23. Pompano Piranhas 72, 24. Coastal Maine 67, 25. Miami Beach 64, 26. Atlantis 58, 27. Sea Bees 55, 28. Jupiter Dragons 48, 29. North Miami 44, 30. Martin County Aquatics 20.5, 31. North Palm Beach 17, 32. Hammerhead 13, 33. Annapolis 11, 34. Devilrays 9, 35. Bone Island 3, 36. Comets Swim Team, Midtown Weston, 1.

BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard individual medley:

9-and-under: 1. Jonathan Skarie, SOFLO 2:33.12, best time, JOSC; SOFLO: 2. Rafael Rodriguez 2:36.37, JOSC; 5. Leonardo Mateus 2:49.06, best time, JOSC.

10-year-olds: 1. Nick Torres, WEST 2:29.52; SOFLO: 5. Brandon Moran 2:42.81, JOSC.

11-year-olds: 1. Alberto Gomez, Miami Dade 2:12.98, JOSC; SOFLO: 3. Kevin Porto 2:25.14, 7. Samuel Quintero 2:29.64, 9. Andres Lares 2:33.17, JOSC.

12-year-olds: 1. Juan Lucas, SOFLO 2:14.67; SOFLO: 6. Carlos Rodriguez 2:22.38, 13. Ricardo Roche 2:26.35, 20. CJ Kopecki 2:33.64; 22. Matthew Menocal 2:34.83; 26. Rodrigo Rodriguez 2:36.56

13-year-olds: 1. Raphael Marcoux, Unattached 2:04.66; SOFLO: 5. Alfredo Mesa Jr. 2:16.50, best time, JOSC; 11. Jonathan Strod 2:19.70, best time, JOSC; 22. Alexander Viloria 2:21.91, JOSC; 25. Cristian Rossi 2:28.55.

14-year-olds: 1. Guarente Marco, Davie 2:06.65; SOFLO: 9. Jordan Colon 2:12.96, JOSC; 11. Bryce Pierce 2:14.06, best time, JOSC; 18. Teddy Sandoval 2:20.83, JOSC; 23. Diego Rodriguez 2:23.83.

15-16-year-olds: 1. Daniel Spas, HAT 1:58.98; SOFLO: 8. Marco Hosfeld 2:00.07.

Open: 1. Yousef Alaskari, Davie 1:51.55; SOFLO: 3. Vlad Polyakov 1:53.07; 6. Loai Tashkandi 1:54.34; 24. Matthew Gonzalez 2:05.84, JOSC; 26. Brian Arnaud 2:06.11, best time, JOSC.

50-yard backstroke:

9-and-under: 1. Yugo Tsukikawa, WEST 34.37, JOSC; SOFLO: 3. Rafael Rodriguez 35.15, JOSC; 8. Leonardo Mateus 38.12, JOSC, 12. Derek Tom 39.90, 13. Connor Marks 40.34.

10-year-olds: 1. Elv Kotikovski, FLA 32.46, JOSC; SOFLO: 21. Sam Walters 41.02.

11-year-olds: 1. Alberto Gomez, Miami Dade 28.65; SOFLO: 2. Christian Carlson 31.44, best time, JOSC; 3. Kevin Porto 31.96, best time, JOSC; 4. Andres Lares 33.01, best time, JOSC.

12-year-olds: 1. Gershwin Greene, BSC 28.42; SOFLO: 2. Juan Lucas 28.81, JOSC; 8. Bruno Berti 32.38, JOSC; 14. Nicholas Perera 33.19; 15. Collin Burt 33.71; 18. Matthew Menocal 34.45.

13-year-olds: 1. Gustavo Valery, SOFLO 27.65, JOSC; SOFLO: 6. Alfredo Mesa Jr. 30.02, JOSC.

14-year-olds: 1. Dionisio Carey, St. Andrew’s 24.94; SOFLO: 10. Fernando Quintero 30.28, JOSC; 12. David Stoddard 29.75, best time, JOSC.

15-16-year-olds: 1. Keegan Boisson-Yates, SOFLO 24.86, best time, JOSC; SOFLO: 10. Ivan Parada 27.00, JOSC; 28. Ben Fruitman 28.99, JOSC.

Open: 1. Nicholas Coard, FLA 24.05; SOFLO: 30. Xavier Brown 29.36, JOSC.

50-yard breaststroke:

9-year-olds: 1. Jonathan Skarie, SOFLO 38.21, best time, JOSC.

10-year-olds: 1. Izaak Bastian, BSC 35.92; SOFLO: 5. Brandon Moran 38.83, JOSC; 19. Carter Carlson 43.24; 30. Gianni Savino 45.69.

11-year-olds: 1. Adrian Aguilar, MAC 35.09; SOFLO: 2. Christian Carlson 36.56, JOSC.

12-year-olds: 1. Tristan Celestin, SOFLO 29.47, JOSC; SOFLO: 15. C.J. Kopecki 37.07; 18. Bruno Berti 37.54; 25. Guilherme Hada 38.79, 26. Tyler Gibson 38.97.

13-year-olds: 1. Alex Monti, SOFLO 30.23, JOSC; SOFLO: 7. Jonathan Strod 32.23, JOSC; 13. Cristian Rossi 34.31.

14-year-olds: 1. AJ Reid, FLA 28.14; SOFLO: 8. Jordan Colon 32.15; 12. Diego Rodriguez 32.57, JOSC.

15-16-year-olds: 1. Jordy Groters, Davie 26.73; SOFLO: 29. Roger Capote 31.43, JOSC; 29. Roger Capote 31.43, JOSC; 35. Josh Cutter 32.21, JOSC; 37. William Perry, best time, JOSC.

Open: 1. Felipe Lima, Unattached 25.13; SOFLO: 2. Loai Tashkandi 26.15, JOSC; 7. Brian Arnaud 28.25, JOSC; 27. Derek Maguire 30.99, best time, JOSC.

200-yard butterfly:

11-year-olds: 1. Ryan Lee, WEST 2:20.15; SOFLO: 5. Samuel Quintero 2:36.58 JOSC.

12-year-olds: 1. Jose Llanio, Blue Marlins 2:12.29; SOFLO: 3. Nicholas Perera 2:21.74; 5. Carlos Rodriguez 2:24.69.

13-year-olds: 1. Nico Medina, SwimFast 1:59.20; SOFLO: 2. Julien Pinon 2:05.36, SPSE.

14-year-olds: 1. Zu Pigot, MAC 2:04.67; SOFLO: 9. Andres Menchaca 2:20.74, JOSC.

15-16-year-olds: 1. Adam Dear, Pine Crest 1:52.40; SOFLO: 21. Josh Coote 2:21.79.

Open: 1. Fred Castro, Davie 1:45.79; SOFLO: 6. Luke Torres 1:53.54.

100-yard freestyle:

9-and-under: 1. Yugo Tsukikawa, WEST 1:03.44;  SOFLO: 3. Rafael Rodriguez 1:04.84, JOSC; 5. Jonathan Skarie 1:06.28, JOSC; 9. Leonardo Mateus 1:09.99, best time, JOSC; COMETS: 10. Nicolas Rossi, 1:10.40, best time, JOSC.

10-year-olds: 1. Nick Torres, WEST 1:01.73; SOFLO: 15. Brandon Moran 1:08.97, 33. Carter Carlson 1:14.23.

11-year-olds: 1. Alberto Gomez, Miami Dade 55.75; SOFLO: 7. Andres Lares 1:02.13, JOSC; 15. Christian Carlson 1:05.81.

12-year-olds: 1. Adrian Moya, MAC 53.75; SOFLO: 2. Tristan Celestin 53.75, SOFLO; 5. Juan Lucas 55.29, JOSC; 6. Carlos Rodriguez 55.74, 15. Sebastian Vargas 58.58, 22. Rodrigo Rodriguez 1:00.28, 24. Ricardo Roche 1:00.74; 34. Matthew Menocal 1:01.96; 35. Bruno Berti 1:02.36; 36. Collin Burt 1:02.86, 37. C.J. Kopecki 1:03.13; 56. Jack Davies 1:06.31.

13-year-olds: 1. Julien Pinon, SOFLO 49.69, best time, SPSE; SOFLO: Gustavo Valery 53.86, best time, JOSC; 5. Ryan Capote 54.32, best time, JOSC;  9. Alfredo Mesa Jr. 55.24, JOSC; 11. Ryan Capote 55.01, best time, JOSC; 16. Jonathan Strod 55.78, best time, JOSC; 17. Cristian Rossi 55.98, JOSC; 27. Alexander Viloria 57.03, best time, JOSC.

14-year-olds:  1. Jonathan Rodriguez, Blue Marlins 49.52; SOFLO: 10. David Stoddard 53.33; 16. Bryce Pierce 53.51; 24. Teddy Sandoval 55.52; 28. Diego Rodriguez 55.91; 34. Jordan Colon 56.14; 37. Fernando Quintero 56.38.

15-16: 1. Daniel Spas, HAT 45.96; SOFLO: 13. Ivan Parada 49.22, 20. Ben Fruitman 50.05, 40. Jacob Walters 51.50, 42. Kyle Desrosiers 51.54, 50. Matthew Mila 52.07, 79. Josh Cutter 53.90, 83. William Perry III 54.44, 87. Roger Capote 54.90.

Open: 1. Daniele Tirabassi, Davie 45.13; SOFLO: 18. Marc Rojas 48.02, 37. Brian Arnaud 49.68, 42. Xavier Brown 50.52, 56. Matthew Gonzalez 51.47, 72. Darryl Perez 53.59.

400-yard freestyle relay:

13-14: 1. Metro Aquatics 3:26.50; 3. SOFLO “A” 3:33.50 (David Stoddard, Gustavo Valery, Cristian Rossi, Julien Pinon); 9. SOFLO “B” 3:41.38  (Ryan Capote, Teddy Sandoval, Jonathan Strod).

Open: 1. Davie “A” 3:04.66; 8. SOFLO “A” 3:15.72 (Hazem Tashkandi, Ivan Parada, Marc Rojas, Keegan Boisson-Yates), 13. SOFLO “B” 3:20.16 (Xavier Brown, Matthew Gonzalez, Marco Hosfeld, Brian Arnaud).

 400-yard medley relay:

11-12: 1. SOFLO “A” 4:06.85 (Juan Lucas, Tristan Celestin, Sebastian Vargas, Carlos Rodriguez), 9. SOFLO “B” 4:46.06 (Kevin Porto, Guilherme Hada, Nicholas Perera, Ricardo Roche).

1,650-yard freestyle:

11-and-under: 1. Kevin Porto, SOFLO 18:34.11, best time; SOFLO: 7. Samuel Quintero 20:05.95.

12-year-olds: 1. Ricardo Roche, SOFLO 18:29.03, best time, JOSC; SOFLO: 2. Nicholas Perera 18:36.14, best time, JOSC; 4. Rodrigo Rodriguez 19:18.63, best time, JOSC; 7. Jack Davies 22:16.23, best time, JOSC.

13-year-olds: 1. Nico Medina, SwimFast 16:37.70; SOFLO: 2. Julien Pinon 16:59.39, best time.

14-year-olds: 1. Ian Bidwell, WEST 16:57.49.

15-16-year-olds: 1. Lance Rutkin, FLA 16:12.13, best time, JOSC; SOFLO: 10. Roger Capote 17:38.29, JOSC.

17-and-over: 1. Austin Evenson, Pine Crest 15:50.15.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

 http://www.swim4soflo.com

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK, Issue 114: Gators Win First Georgia Tech Invitational Title; SOFLO’s Oliver, Kuczynski Shine At Invitationals

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK, Issue 114: Gators Win First Georgia Tech Invitational Title; SOFLO’s Oliver, Kuczynski Shine At Invitationals


November 20, 2011

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

University of Florida women’s swimming team made history Sunday by winning its first team title at the Georgia Tech Invitational in Atlanta.

The Gators won four relays and four individual events to total 1,196.5 points. On Sunday, the women’s team finished with five top three finishes, one individual and one relay win.

U.S. national team members Elizabeth Beisel and Teresa Crippen earned two NCAA “B” standards to close out the meet on Sunday. Beisel won the 200-yard backstroke in 1:55.57 and Crippen was third in 1:57.10. Beisel was also second in the 200-yard butterfly in 1:58.38 and Crippen fourth in 2:00.65.

The Gator men finished second (1,198.5) behind Virginia Tech (1,319). Florida Gold Coast swimmer Carlos Omana, a freshman, was second in the 1,650-yard freestyle in 15:26.41, an NCAA “B” provisional time.

Florida State women were second (1,031) and men were third (1,022.5).

Miami was fifth with 564.5 points, Florida Gulf Coast finished sixth with 508 points and Florida Atlantic was eighth with 331 among women’s teams. FAU was sixth (376) and Miami ninth (30) among men’s teams.

Florida State sophomore Tiffany Oliver won the 100-yard freestyle in 49.08, a “B” provisional cut for NCAAs and lowered her school record. She was fastest qualifier in prelims in 49.73, both times bettering her previous best time of 49.83.

Oliver also led off FSU’s runner-up 400-yard freestyle (24.20/49.88 splits) that finished in 3:22.06). She was sixth in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.14 after going 22.97 in prelims, the fourth fastest qualifier and 22nd in the 200-yard freestyle in 1:53.38.

Florida Gulf Coast won the 200-yard medley relay in 1:40.77, knocking off Florida 1:41.95, Miami 1:42.50 and FSU 1:43.02 with relay legs Oliver and SOFLO’s Melissa Cooper.

Florida Atlantic’s Eszter Bucz, who trained this past summer with SOFLO in Pembroke Pines before heading to Hungary, was second in the 1,650-yard freestyle in 16:27.09, a “B” cut and fourth in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:15.35.

SOFLO’s Dana Hatic, a senior at University of Miami, was sixth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 1:03.74 and Cooper was seventh in 1:04.08 (1:03.60 in prelims) and Hatic was sixth in the 200-yard breaststroke in 2:17.78. 

Alex Rodriguez was ninth in the 100-yard breaststroke in 57.19.

Ashley Hicks was fifth in the 100-yard backstroke in 55.37 after 55.30 in prelims and eighth in the 200-yard backstroke in 2:00.80.

FSU’s Mateo De Angulo broke the school record in the 400 IM in 3:47.23. The previous record was 3:47.93 by Kyle Young set in 2009, won the event, his second of the meet. He earned another NCAA “A” cut in the 1,650 in 14:49.94. FSU’s Paul Murray was second in the 100-yard freestyle in 44.29, also a “B” cut.

Florida Gulf Coast’s Emma Svensson won the 100 backstroke in 53.88, well under NCAA B cut of 55.17.

ARENA INVITATIONAL

SOFLO’s Caroline Kuczynski continued her great early-season start with her Arizona State Sun Devils teammates at the Arena Invitational in Long Beach, Calif.

In the 200-yard butterfly, Kuczynski was the second fastest in prelims in 2:00.14, bettering her best time of 2:02.51. She finished fifth in a best time 1:58.49, an NCAA “B” standard, well below the 2:00.69 “B”cut. She was fourth in the 100-yard butterfly in 53.49, another “B” cut. She went 53.67 in prelims. Both times topped her best time of 55.02.

Kuczynski also anchored the fourth place 400-yard freestyle relay that finished in 3:20.52, a NCAA “B” standard and swam third leg of the 200-yard medley relay in 1:39.34, also a “B” cut. Arizona State was second with 865.5, just behind women’s team champion California with 989.

Pitt Invitational

Former SOFLO swimmer Kyle Bandy of West Virginia was fourth in the 200-yard butterfly in 1:52.08.

Patriot Invitational

SOFLO’s Ryan O’Shaughnessy was second in the 100-yard breaststroke in 57.73, bettering his prelim time of 58.56 in prelims. He was a member of Seton Hall’s seventh place 200-yard medley relay in 1:35.33, with a third relay split of 22.77. He was tenth in the 400-yard individual medley in 4:07.73, bettering his prelim time of 4:11.24.

Nike Cup

North Carolina sophomore Stephanie Peacock won the 500-yard freestyle in a blistering career-best 4:35.73, five seconds faster than any other swimmer this year and NCAA automatic qualifying time. She would have placed fourth at last year’s NCAA Championships. She also swam a best time 1:45.37 in the 200-yard freestyle.

Miscellaneous

For the first time in school history, Florida International University’s swimming and diving team is ranked in the Top 25 of the CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major Division I rankings. The Golden Panthers are ranked No. 24 in the first poll of the 2011-12 season. Florida Gulf Coast is ranked No. 6. “It’s great to be recognized in the Top 25 for the first time in school history,” said FIU head coach Randy Horner. “Our goal is to obviously be ranked much higher, so we know we have a lot more work to do. This just shows how hard the girls are working and how far this program has come in the past few years.” FIU’s next meet is on Dec. 1 at the UALR Invitational in Little Rock, Ark.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

 http://www.swim4soflo.com

SOFLO Breaks Three Florida Gold Coast Records On Day Three Of Speedo Winter Championships

SOFLO Breaks Three Florida Gold Coast Records On Day Three Of Speedo Winter Championships


November 19, 2011

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

South Florida Aquatic Club broke three Florida Gold Coast records, including two relay records, Saturday at the 21st Speedo Winter Championships in Plantation.

Two-time Olympian Alia Atkinson broke the FGC record in the 100-yard individual medley during morning prelims.

Atkinson was the fastest qualifier in a career-best 55.85, improving her previous best of 57.61 and breaking the old FGC record of 57.01 set by former SOFLO swimmer Lindsey McKnight on Nov. 19, 2009.

SOFLO’s 11-12 boys broke two FGC relay records.

SOFLO’s “A” relay broke the 11-12 200-yard medley relay in 1:51.77 with Juan Lucas, 12, Tristan Celestin, 12, Carlos Rodriguez, 12, and Sebastian Vargas, 12. The foursome broke SOFLO’s previous record of 1:52.92 set on March 12, 2011 and bettered their own seed time of 1:54.46.

SOFLO’s “A”200-yard freestyle relay also broke the 11-12 FGC record of 1:40.98 in 1:40.46 with swimmers Juan Lucas, 12, Sebastian Vargas, 12, Carlos Rodriguez and Tristan Celestin. The previous record was held by Blue Marlins of Hialeah Gardens on March 14, 2010. SOFLO’s seed time was 1:43.47.

Other SOFLO individual champions were:

Rafael Rodriguez, 9-and-under 200-yard freestyle, 2:17.46, JOSC and 100-yard backstroke, 1:13.33, JOSC, both career-best times.

Juan Lucas, 12-year-olds 200-yard freestyle, 1:57.28, JOSC and 100-yard backstroke, 1:00.85, JOSC, both best times.

Julien Pinon, 13-year-olds 50-yard butterfly, 25.51, JOSC and 100-yard individual medley, 58.72, both lifetime bests.

Jessica Rodriguez, 12-year-olds 200-yard breaststroke, 2:33.90, SPSE, career-best.

Tristan Celestin, 12-year-olds 200-yard breaststroke, 2:23.21, SPSE and 100-yard individual medley, 1:00.44, best time, JOSC.

Vlad Polyakov, 27, open 200-yard breaststroke, 1:5611, SUJU.

SOFLO ended on a good note winning the men’s open 400-yard medley relay in 3:25.41 with Brandon Goldman, Vlad Polyakov, Luke Torres and Keegan Boisson-Yates.

“We had a lot of positive swims tonight and did a lot of good things in the pool,” said SOFLO head coach Chris Anderson. “It was nice to see those records broken.”

Heading into the fourth and final day of competition, SOFLO, the defending combined team champion, heads the combined team standings with 1,728 points followed by Fort Lauderdale Aquatics with 1,588.

SOFLO leads the men’s team standings with 925 ahead of Davie Nadadores with 844. FLA leads the women’s team standings with 988 followed by SOFLO with 781.

SATURDAY RESULTS

GIRLS TEAM TOTALS

1.Fort Lauderdale Aquatics 988, 2. South Florida Aquatic Club 781, 3. Pine Crest Swimming 677, 4. Davie Nadadores 391, 5. Badger 329, 6. Miami Swimming 303.5, 7. Jupiter 300, 8. Plantation Swim Team 224.5, 9. Metro Aquatic Club 203, 10. Westchester 195, 11. Miami Beach Seahawks 153, 12. Rockway 146.5, 13. North Palm Beach 133.5, 14. Miami Dade 114.5, 15. St. Andrew’s 113, 16. Hialeah 107, 17. AK Sharks 102.5, 18. Coastal Maine 81, 19. Swift Swimming 75, 20. Y of South Palm Beach County 56, 21. Blue Marlins 52.5, 22. Annapolis 50, 23. Florida Keys 42, 24. SwimFast 36, 25. Atlantis 32, 26. Heritage Aquatics 28, 27. Martin County 24, 28. Sea Bees and Wahoos of Wellington, 15, 30. Devilrays 10, 31. Midtown Weston Aquatics 4, 32. North Miami Swim Team 1.

GIRLS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:

10-and-under, 1. WEST 2:17.46; 6. SOFLO “A” 2:25.71, best time (Delaney Biro, Annita Huang, Alexandra Crespo, Vanessa Mesa), 13. SOFLO “B” 2:39.87 (Anabel Vazquez, Elise Larin, Natalia Rossi, Lauren Noyola).

11-12, 1. SOFLO “A” 1:58.70 (Jessica Rodriguez, Kelley Heron, Isabella Pittinger, Catharine Cooper).

13-14, 1. Pine Crest “A” 1:50.06, 4. SOFLO “B” 1:57.74 (Danielle Ginzburg, Audrey Mason, Melissa Marinheiro, Kylie Herman), 5. SOFLO “A” 1:58.34 (Samantha Stinemire, Jillian Alexander, Steph Campo, Andrea Melendez).

Open, 1. Miami Swimming “A” 1:46.07; 8. SOFLO “A” 1:53.15 (Emily Greenwood, Anne Kuczynski, Maria Lopez, Jessie Alcaide).

400-yard medley relay:

13-14, 1. Pine Crest 4:01.54; 2. SOFLO “A” 4:14.93 (Steph Campo, Jillian Alexander, Haley Wright, Melissa Marinheiro); 5. SOFLO “B” 4:23.19 (Samantha Stinemire, Audrey Mason, Natasha Testa, Andrea Melendez).

Open, 1. Miami Swimming 3:52.82 (Brittany Selts, Annie Valls, Alexa Kalandiak, Daniela Johnson).

200-yard freestyle relay:

10-and-under: 1. Fort Lauderdale Aquatics 2:02.57; 5. SOFLO “A” 2:08.41 (Delaney Biro, Alexandra Crespo, Annita Huang, Vanessa Mesa), 11. SOFLO “B” 2:16.75 (Elise Larin, Anabel Vazquez, Julie Mason, Lauren Noyola).

11-12: 1. Pine Crest “A” 1:46.68; 2. SOFLO “A” 1:46.80 (Catharine Cooper, Sophia Bucaro, Jessica Rodriguez, Isabella Pittinger), 7. SOFLO “B” 1:55.40 (Luisa Suzuki, Charlene Forti, Bianca Monti, Kelley Heron).

200-yard freestyle:

9-and-under: 1. Andrea Santander, Miami Beach 2:15.88; SOFLO: 2. Vanessa Mesa 2:20.43, JOSC.

10-year-olds: 1. Alexa Meszaros, FLA 2:16.17; SOFLO: 7. Annita Huang 2:27.13, best time, JOSC; 17. Alexander Crespo 2:34.52, best time, JOSC.

11-year-olds: SOFLO: 1. Jessica Nava, Pine Crest Swimming 2:03.42; SOFLO: 3. Catharine Cooper 2:08.23, best time, JOSC; 7. Delanie Perez 2:12.76, best time, JOSC; 17. Sarah Bucaro 2:22.13, JOSC; 21. Jennifer Rodriguez 2:23.72, best time.

12-year-olds: 1. Abbey Duncan, Unattached 1:57.07;  SOFLO: 8. Jessica Rodriguez 2:04.66, JOSC; 10. Kelley Heron 2:08.94, JOSC; 20. Stephanie Mlujeak 2:11.87, best time, JOSC; 34. Alani Carrasco 2:16.97, JOSC; 35. Charlene Forti 2:17.16, best time, JOSC; 37. Megan Schimansky 2:19.44, JOSC.

13-year-olds:  1. Rose Smiddy, AK Sharks 1:53.77, SPSE; SOFLO: 18. Lilli Calero 2:10.68.

14-year-olds:  1. Arianna Noya, Miami-Dade 1:52.54, SPSE; SOFLO: 4. Steph Campo 1:58.20, best time, SPSE; 7. Andrea Melendez 2:03.14, best time, JOSC; 15. Kelly Kealty 2:06.16, best time, JOSC; 16. Kylie Herman 2:06.59, best time, JOSC; 17. Lindsey Sauer 2:06.61, best time, JOSC; 19. Haley Wright 2:07.27, JOSC; 26. Carly Swanson 2:11.58.

15-16-year-olds: 1. Olivia Katcher, FLA 1:51.64, best time, SPSE; SOFLO: 25. Leonie Davies 2:01.67, JOSC; 32. Juliann Plasencia 2:03.83, best time, JOSC; 48. Natasha Payamps 2:07.82, JOSC.

Open: 1. Daniel Johnson, Miami Swimming 1:52.06, SPSE; SOFLO: 2. Marcella Marinheiro 1:53.73, best time, SPSE; (Prelims) 2. Alia Atkinson 1:54.29.

50-yard butterfly:

9-and-unders: 1. Kondratovitch, Hialeah 33.89, JOSC; SOFLO: 4. Vanessa Mesa 37.53, JOSC.

10-year-olds: 1. Urbina Cortes, PST 29.57; SOFLO: 20. Delaney Biro 36.24, JOSC.

11-year-olds: 1. Jessica Nava, Pine Crest 27.94; SOFLO: 4. Catharine Cooper 30.73, JOSC; 6. Bianca Monti 31.09, JOSC; 9. Sarah Bucaro 32.26, best time, JOSC; 13. Delanie Perez 33.35, best time; 14. Hannah Virgin 33.81, best time.

12-year-olds: 1. Abbey Duncan, Unattached 26.59, JOSC; SOFLO: 4. Isabella Pittinger 28.72, JOSC; 25. Alani Carrasco 32.97.

13-year-olds: 1. Jessica Conway, Unattached 26.86, best time, JOSC: SOFLO: 9. Natasha Testa 29.29, JOSC; 24. Samantha Stinemire 31.11, JOSC; 33. Monica Rodriguez 32.28, JOSC.

14-year-olds: 1. Laine Morgan, Miami Swimming 26.08; SOFLO: 2. Melissa Marinheiro 26.18, best time, JOSC; 20. Andrea Melendez 29.63, JOSC; 27. Jenna Deal 30.02, JOSC; 28. Haley Wright 30.13, JOSC; 29. Kylie Herman 30.17, JOSC; 43. Veronica Postolski 31.43, best time, JOSC; 45. Jillian Alexander 31.62, JOSC.

15-16-year-olds: 1. Colby Harvey, CMA 26.23; SOFLO: 9. Maria Lopez 27.35, best time, JOSC; 13. Emma Lincoln 27.51, best time, JOSC; 20. Mia Fiorenzi 28.13, JOSC; 25. Amber Hunter 28.49, JOSC; 26. Kristina Brennan 28.56, JOSC; 30. Natasha Payamps 28.91, best time, JOSC; 55. Juliann Plasencia 30.49, JOSC; 68. Brianna Giordanella 32.13.

Open: 1. Brittany Selts, Miami Swimming 25.49, best time, JOSC; SOFLO: 5. Jessie Alcaide 26.33, JOSC; 33. Anne Kuczynski 30.39, best time, JOSC.

200-yard breaststroke:

11-year-olds: 1. Gaia Fella, FLA 2:40.08; SOFLO: 5. Delanie Perez 2:49.15, JOSC.

12-year-olds: 1. Jessica Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:33.90, SPSE; SOFLO: 9. Kelley Heron 2:46.57, JOSC.

13-year-olds: 1. Kelly Fertel, Rockway 2:27.24; SOFLO: 5. Audrey Mason 2:33.04, best time, SPSE.

14-year-olds: 1. Lindsey Swartz, Pine Crest 2:23.49, SPSE; SOFLO: 5. Jillian Alexander 2:36.79, best time, SPSE; 11. Lindsey Sauer 2:44.64, best time, JOSC.

15-16-year-olds: 1. Emily Kopas, Unattached 2:17.37.

Open: 1. Lindsey McKnight, Unattached 2:14.97; SOFLO: 16. Kelly Kealty 2:46.62, best time, JOSC.

100-yard backstroke:

9-and-under: 1. Andrea Santander, Miami Beach 1:12.56.

10-year-olds: 1. Urbina Cortes, PST 1:10.58; SOFLO: 10. Annita Huang 1:20.04, JOSC; 11. Delaney Biro 1:20.19; 12. Anabel Vazquez 1:20.49; 33. Natalia Rossi 1:28.43.

11-year-olds: 1. Jessica Nava, Pine Crest 1:03.63; SOFLO: 7. Bianca Monti 1:13.13, JOSC; 17. Sarah Bucaro 1:17.58.

12-year-olds: 1. Abbey Duncan, Unattached 1:00.24; SOFLO: 5. Jessica Rodriguez 1:05.73, 8. Isabella Pittinger 1:06.75, best time, JOSC; 13. Kelley Heron 1:08.76; 14. Sophia Bucaro 1:09.42; 17. Megan Schimansky 1:10.77; 25. Stephanie Mlujeak 1:12.66; 30. Charlene Forti 1:16.48.

13-year-olds: 1. Carol Schirmer, Jupiter 1:01.29; SOFLO: 7. Samantha Stinemire 1:06.25, JOSC; 13. Monica Rodriguez 1:09.53, JOSC.

14-year-olds: 1. Megan Moroney, St. Andrew’s 58.30; SOFLO: 2. Melissa Marinheiro 59.07, best time, SPSE; 7. Steph Campo 1:02.33, best time, SPSE; 26. Carly Swanson 1:09.63, JOSC.

15-16-year-olds: 1. Beatrix Panitz, Badger 59.87; SOFLO: 8. Maria Lopez 1:01.75, best time, SPSE; 21. Amber Hunter 1:04.91, SPSE; 22. Leonie Davies 1:05.25, SPSE; 23. Emma Lincoln 1:05.37, SPSE; 26. Kristina Brennan 1:06.08, JOSC; 32. Natasha Payamps 1:07.51, JOSC.

Open: 1. Whitney Stephenson, Unattached 55.61; SOFLO: 5. Marcella Marinheiro 58.94, best time, SPSE; 7. Emily Greenwood 59.86, SPSE; 19. Anne Kuczynski 1:04.47, best time, SPSE.

100-yard individual  medley:

9-and-under: 1. Andrea Santander, Miami Beach 1:11.61; SOFLO: 3. Vanessa Mesa 1:18.78, best time, JOSC.

10-year-olds: 1. Urbina Cortes, PST 1:10.35; SOFLO: 21. Delaney Biro 1:21.58; 26. Alexandra Crespo 1:22.89; 28. Annita Huang 1:23.50.

11-year-olds: 1. Gaia Fella, FLA 1:06.35; SOFLO: 5. Bianca Monti 1:10.17, 6. Catharine Cooper 1:10.61, JOSC.

12-year-olds: 1. Nicole Parry, WEST 1:03.13; SOFLO: 14. Isabella Pittinger 1:09.46, best time, JOSC; 19. Sophia Bucaro 1:10.34, JOSC; 26. Alani Carrasco 1:12.55, best time, JOSC.

13-year-olds: 1. Jessica Conway, Unattached 1:00.83; SOFLO: 8. Audrey Mason 1:06.40; 19. Samantha Stinemire 1:10.87, JOSC; 21. Monica Rodriguez 1:11.48, JOSC.

14-year-olds: 1. Megan Moroney, St. Andrew’s 1:00.60; SOFLO: 12. Andrea Melendez 1:06.68; 21. Lindsey Sauer 1:08,75, best time, JOSC; 22. Kylie Herman 1:08.88, best time, JOSC; 23. Haley Wright 1:08.90, best time, JOSC; 24. Jenna Deal 1:08.95, best time, JOSC.

15-16: 1. Tasija Karosas, St. Andrew’s 59.43; SOFLO: 11. Mia Fiorenzi 1:03.91, best time, JOSC.

Open: 1. Lindsey McKnight, Unattached 56.53; SOFLO: (Prelims) 1. Alia Atkinson 55.85; 7. Jessie Alcaide 1:03.03.

BOYS TEAM TOTALS

1.South Florida Aquatic Club 925, 2. Davie Nadadores 844, 3. Fort Lauderdale Aquatics 584, 4. Metro Aquatics 482.5, 5. Blue Marlins 337, 6. Westchester 330, 7. Badger 215.5, 8. Pine Crest Swimming 210, 9. Hialeah Swim Club 162, 10. Swift Swimming 146, 11. Rockway 141, 12. Heritage Aquatics 121, 13. St. Andrew’s 112, 14. Miami Dade 93, 15. AK Sharks 91.5, 16. Barracuda Swim Club 91, 17. Miami Swimming 80, 18. Y of South Palm Beach County 79, 19. SwimFast, Plantation 73, 21. Coastal Maine 53, 22. Wahoos of Wellington 52, 23. Pompano Piranhas and Flying Fish 47, 25. Atlantis 46, 26. Jupiter 43, 27. Miami Beach 42, 28. Sea Bees 38, 29. North Miami 34. 30. Martin County 13.5, 31. Hammerhead USA 13, 32. Devilrays 9, 33. North Palm Beach, Annapolis 8, 35. Bone Island 3.

BOYS INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

200-yard medley relay:

10-and-under, 1. West “A” 2:13.91, 2. SOFLO 2:19.72, best time, (Leonardo Mateus, Jonathan Skarie, Brandon Moran, Rafael Rodriguez), 9. SOFLO “B” 2:35.92 (Tom Derek, Carter Carlson, Sam Walters, Justin Irwin).

11-12, 1. SOFLO “A” 1:51.77, Florida Gold Coast record, (Juan Lucas, Tristan Celestin, Carlos Rodriguez, Sebastian Vargas), 2. Blue Marlins 1:58.36, 3. Davie Nadadores 1:59.74; 8. SOFLO “B” 2:09.25 (Andres Lares, Christian Carlson, Kevin Porto, Ricardo Roche).

13-14, 1. Davie Nadadores 1:44.37; 3. SOFLO “A” 1:48.38 (Gustavo Valery, Jordan Colon, Julien Pinon, David Stoddard), 6. SOFLO “B” 1:52.47 (Alfredo Mesa Jr., Jonathan Strod, Bryce Pierce, Cristian Rossi).

Open, 1. Davie “A” 1:33.11, 2. SOFLO “A” 1:33.68 (Brandon Goldman, Vlad Polyakov, Luke Torres, Keegan Boisson-Yates), 7. SOFLO “B” 1:39.34 (Ivan Parada, Alex Monti, Xavier Brown, Marc Rojas).

400-yard medley relay:

13-14, 1. Davie 3:49.86; 3. SOFLO “A” 4:02.32 (Gustavo Valery, Jordan Colon, Julien Pinon, David Stoddard); 7. SOFLO “B” 4:10.43 (Fernando Quintero, Jonathan Strod, Andres Menchaca, Cristian Rossi).

Open, 1. SOFLO “A” 3:25.41 (Brandon Goldman, Vlad Polyakov, Luke Torres, Keegan Boisson-Yates), 12. SOFLO “B” 3:41.86 (Ivan Parada, Marc Rojas, Xavier Brown, Hazem Tashkandi).

200-yard freestyle relay:

10-and-under, 1. WEST “A” 1:59.71; 3. SOFLO “A” 2:05.79 (Jonathan Skarie, Connor Marks, Carter Carlson, Rafael Rodriguez); 11. SOFLO “B” 2:14.87 (Justin Irwin, Brandon Moran, Sam Walters, Leonardo Mateus).

11-12: 1. SOFLO “A” 1:40.46, Florida Gold Coast Record, (Juan Lucas, Sebastian Vargas, Carlos Rodriguez, Tristan Celestin), 9. SOFLO “B” 1:53.80 (Ricardo Roche, Bruno Berti, Collin Burt, Kevin Porto).

200-yard freestyle:

9-and-under: 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 2:17.46, best time, JOSC; SOFLO: 3. Jonathan Skarie 2:19.75, JOSC; 7. Leonardo Mateus 2:29.83; COMETS: 14. Nicolas Rossi 2:45.88.

10-year-olds: 1. Rene Peralta, Rockway 2:16.34; SOFLO: 11. Brandon Moran 2:28.57, JOSC; 22. Carter Carlson 2:43.23.

11-year-olds: 1. Jorge Depassier, Davie 2:02.83, JOSC; SOFLO: 2. Kevin Porto 2:05.10, best time, JOSC, 8. Andres Lares 2:13.32, best time, JOSC, 9. Samuel Quintero 2:14.84, best time, JOSC.

12-year-olds: 1. Juan Lucas, SOFLO 1:57.28, best time JOSC: SOFLO: 4. Carlos Rodriguez 2:00.86, JOSC; 9. Nicholas Perera 2:06.24, best time, JOSC; 13. Ricardo Roche 2:08.38, JOSC; 19. Rodrigo Rodriguez 2:10.54, best time, JOSC; 21. Sebastian Vargas 2:11.54, JOSC; 25. Matthew Menocal 2:1490, JOSC; 27. C.J. Kopecki 2:16.00, best time, JOSC; 29. Bruno Berti 2:16.30, best time, JOSC; 40. Collin Burt 2:1948, best time, JOSC; 47. Jack Davies 2:23.57.

13-year-olds: 1. Nico Medina, SwimFast 1:47.44; SOFLO: 2. Julien Pinon 1:49.32, best time, JOSC; 9. Jonathan Strod 1:59.87, JOSC; 10. Alfredo Mesa Jr. 2:00.57, JOSC; 11. Gustavo Valery 1:59.35, JOSC, 20. Alex Monti 2:01.82, best time, JOSC; 22. Ryan Capote 2:03.17, JOSC; 24. Cristian Rossi 2:03.61, JOSC.

14-year-olds: 1. Matthew Lyn, Davie 1:49.26; SOFLO:  8. Bryce Pierce 1:56.79, best time, JOSC; 14. Jordan Colon 1:58.76, best time, JOSC; 15. David Stoddard 1:59.43, best time, JOSC; 23. Teddy Sandoval 2:02.66, best time, JOSC; 34. Diego Rodriguez 2:04.91, JOSC.

15-16-year-olds: 1. Quinn Cassidy, St. Andrew’s 1:43.28, best time, SPSE; SOFLO: 5. Keegan Boisson-Yates 1:44.51, best time, SPSE; 16. Ivan Parada 1:49.03, best time, JOSC; 29. Kyle Desrosiers 1:51.39, JOSC; 44. Jacob Walters 1:53.69, best time, JOSC; 54. Roger Capote 1:56.07, best time, JOSC.

Open: 1. Jemal Le Grand, Davie 1:38.22; SOFLO: 4. Hazem Tashkandi 1:41.66, best time, SPSE; 7. Marc Rojas, 1:43.48, SPSE; 9. Luke Torres 1:44.15, SPSE; 31. Nawaf Al-Wazzan, 1:49.12, best time, JOSC; 39. Brian Arnaud 1:49.87, best time, JOSC; 43. Matthew Gonzalez 1:50.66, JOSC.

50-yard butterfly:

9-and-under: 1. Yugo Tsukikawa, WEST 32.68, best time, JOSC; SOFLO: 2. Jonathan Skarie 33.73, best time, JOSC.

10-year-olds: 1. Jalen Ramjohn, Unattached 30.85, best time, JOSC; SOFLO: 15. Brandon Moran 35.52, best times, JOSC; 27. Justin Irwin 38.27, best time, JOSC; 28. Sam Walters, 38.83, JOSC.

11-year-olds: 1. Alberto Gomez, Miami Dade 27.56; SOFLO: 9. Andres Lares 31.75, best time, 31.75.

12-year-olds: 1. Jose Llanio, Blue Marlins 25.62; SOFLO: 4. Tristan Celestin 27.83; 5. Carlos Rodriguez 28.59, best time, JOSC; 7. Sebastian Vargas 28.94; 18. Nicholas Perera 30.57, best time, JOSC.

13-year-olds: 1. Julien Pinon, SOFLO 25.51, best time, JOSC; SOFLO: 14. Alex Monti 28.66, best time, JOSC; 16. Ryan Capote 28.73, best time, JOSC; 17. Cristian Rossi 28.94, JOSC; 18. Jonathan Strod 28.99, best time, JOSC.

14-year-olds: 1. Jonathan Rodriguez, Blue Marlins 24.39; SOFLO: 15. Bryce Pierce 27.15, best time, JOSC; 27. Teddy Sandoval 28.63; 30. Diego Rodriguez 28.67, best time, JOSC; 31. Andres Menchaca 28.69, best time, JOSC; 33. David Stoddard 28.90, best time, JOSC.

15-16-year-olds: 1. T’Auren Moss, SBSC 23.11; SOFLO: 18. Jacob Walters 25.39, best time, JOSC; 36. Ben Fruitman 26.37, best time, JOSC; 51. Josh Cutter 27.25, best time, JOSC.

Open: 1. Fred Castro, Davie 22.15; SOFLO: 6. Zain Qali 23.71; 24. Xavier Brown 24.67, best time, JOSC; 43. Matthew Gonzalez 26.27, best time, JOSC; 56. Derek Maguire 27.73, best time, JOSC.

200-yard breaststroke:

11-year-olds: 1. Alberto Gomez, Miami Dade 2:25.02; SOFLO: 3. Samuel Quintero 2:46.61, best time, JOSC.

12-year-olds: 1. Tristan Celestim, SOFLO 2:23.21, best time, SPSE; SOFLO: 13. Rodrigo Rodriguez 2:58.25, best time, JOSC;

13-year-olds: 1. Julio Horrego, Hialeah 2:23.45.

14-year-olds: 1. Guarente Marco, Davie 2:13.18; SOFLO: 5. Jordan Colon 2:26.24, best time, SPSE.

15-16-year-olds: 1. Jordy Groters, Davie 2:05.76; SOFLO: 5. Marco Hosfeld 2:15.97, best time, SPSE; 14. Roger Capote 2:24.48.

Open: 1. Vlad Polyakov, SOFLO 1:56.11; SOFLO: 7. Luke Torres 2:07.47; 8. Marc Rojas 2:07.92, 19. Brian Arnaud 2:17.93.

100-yard backstroke:

9-and-under: 1. Rafael Rodriguez, SOFLO 1:13.33, best time, JOSC; SOFLO: 4. Leonardo Mateus 1:18.73, JOSC; 8. Connor Marks 1:23.16, JOSC.

10-year-olds: 1. Elv Kotikovski, FLA 1:09.11; SOFLO: 15. Sam Walters 1:24.37, best time, JOSC.

11-year-olds: 1. Garrett Towne, Badger 1:04.84; SOFLO: 3. Kevin Porto 1:07.90, 4. Christian Carlson 1:09.03, JOSC, 5. Andres Lares 1:09.74, best time, JOSC, 8. Samuel Quintero 1:10.78, best time, JOSC.

12-year-olds: 1. Juan Lucas, SOFLO 1:00.85, best time, JOSC; SOFLO: 4. Ricardo Roche 1:06.38, best time, JOSC; 8. Rodrigo Rodriguez 1:10.31, JOSC; 10. Bruno Berti 1:11.56, JOSC; 11. Nicholas Perera 1:09.92, JOSC; 13. Jack Davies 1:10.26, JOSC; 15. Collin Burt 1:11.60, best time, JOSC; 25. Matthew Menocal 1:15.79.

13-year-olds: 1. Raphael Marcou, Unattached 58.24; SOFLO: 3. Gustavo Valery 59.99, best time, JOSC; 10. Alfredo Mesa Jr. 1:06.29.

14-year-olds: 1. Dionisio Carey, St. Andrew’s 56.96; SOFLO: 15. Fernando Quintero 1:03.98; 20. David Stoddard 1:05.04; 22. Bryce Pierce 1:05.30.

15-16-year-olds: 1. Evan Coleman, CMA 51.79; SOFLO: 5. Brandon Goldman 53.79 SPSE, 27. Ben Fruitman 1:00.30.

Open: 1. Yousef Alaskari, Davie 51.16.

100-yard individual medley:

9-and-under: 1. Yugo Tsukikawa, WEST 1:12.90; SOFLO: 2. Jonathan Skarie 1:13.84, best time, JOSC; 3. Rafael Rodriguez 1:13.97, best time, JOSC; 10. Leonardo Mateus 1:21.03, JOSC; COMETS: 23. Nicolas Rossi 1:32.86.

10-year-olds: 1. Jalen Ramjohn, Unattached 1:11.28; SOFLO: 8. Brandon Moran 1:16.24, JOSC; 28. Carter Carlson 1:23.11, best time, JOSC; 34. Sam Walters 1:28.14.

11-year-olds: 1. Alberto Gomez, Miami Dade 1:02.51; SOFLO: 10. Kevin Porto 1:10.64, JOSC.

12-year-olds: 1. Tristan Celestin, SOFLO 1:00.44, best time, JOSC; SOFLO: 4. Juan Lucas 1:04.39, JOSC; 11. Carlos Rodriguez 1:06.51, 18. Sebastian Vargas 1:08.83, 24. Ricardo Roche 1:11.11, 27. Matthew Menocal 1:12.00, 29. CJ Kopecki 1:12.05, 31. Bruno Berti 1:12.31.

13-year-olds: 1. Julien Pinon, SOFLO 58.72; SOFLO: 6. Alex Monti 1:02.97, JOSC, 8. Jonathan Strod 1:04.10, JOSC; 9. Alfredo Mesa Jr. 1:07.76, JOSC; 14. Ryan Capote 1:05.60; 19. Cristian Rossi 1:06.29.

100-yard individual medley:

14-year-olds: 1. Guarente Marco, Davie 56.36; SOFLO: 17. Diego Rodriguez 1:05.01, 18. Teddy Sandoval 1:05.48.

15-16: 1. Jordy Groters, Davie 52.86; SOFLO: 12. Marco Hosfeld 57.44, 25. Ben Fruitman 1:00.36, 28. Jacob Walters 1:01.23.

Open: 1. Daniele Tirabassi, Unattached 51.12; SOFLO: 41. Xavier Brown 1:02.11.

IF YOU GO

What: 21st annual Speedo Florida Gold Coast Winter Championships.

When: Sunday.

Schedule: Sunday, 8:30 a.m. prelims, 1 p.m. 1,650-yard freestyles, 5 p.m. finals.

Where: Plantation Central Park Aquatic Complex, 9141 NW 2nd St.

Admission: Adults $3, heat sheets $3. For more information call 954-452-2526.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

 http://www.swim4soflo.com

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK, Issue 113: SOFLO’s Bucz, Oliver, Cooper, Kuczynski Shine At College Meets

AQUATIC NOTEBOOK, Issue 113: SOFLO’s Bucz, Oliver, Cooper, Kuczynski Shine At College Meets


November 19, 2011

WRITTEN BY SHARON ROBB

University of Florida men’s and women’s swimming teams lead the nine-team field after twelve events at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational opening day of action.

The Gator women, led by Sarah Bateman and Elizabeth Beisel and two winning relay teams (200 freestyle and 400 medley), lead the women’s team standings with 373 points.

The men’s team earned its first automatic NCAA qualifying time in the 200-yard freestyle relay in 1:23.07.

Sophomore Marcin Cieslak won the 200-yard individual medley in 1:48.54 to help the Gators lead with 373 points.

Florida State is second in both the women’s (273) and men’s (302) standings. University of Miami’s women’s team, with SOFLO’s Dana Hatic, is fifth with 172 points.

Several SOFLO swimmers are competing in the three-day meet at the Georgia Tech Aquatic Center.

FSU’s 200-yard freestyle relay with SOFLO’s Melissa Cooper and Tiffany Oliver was fourth in 1:33.21.

Oliver was sixth in the 50-yard freestyle in 23.14 after swimming 22.97 in prelims. Melissa Cooper was 20th in 24.33, slower than her 23.89 prelims time.

Florida Atlantic University junior Eszter Bucz won the 200-yard individual medley in 2:00.03, NCAA “B” standard time. She went into the final as fifth seed.

Alex Rodriguez was 29th, in the 200 IM in 1:58.75, slower than his 1:57.75 prelims time. FSU Doug Ramos finished the 200 IM in 2:00.82, slower than his 2:00.35 in prelims.

FAU senior Anthony Fermin was 38th in the 50 freestyle in 21.88 after a 21.79 in prelims.

Florida Gulf Coast broke a school record in the 200-yard freestyle relay with Emma Svenson, Vicky Cadge, Leah Daniel and Christina Tanninen, to finish third in 1:32.84.

Gator freshman Carlos Omana, a Metro Aquatics and Florida Gold Coast swimming product, was sixth in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:30.64.

Women’s Team Totals: 1. Florida 318, 2. Florida State 273, 3. Georgia Tech 227, 4. Virginia Tech 216.5, 5. Miami 172, 6. Florida Gulf Coast 153, 7. Florida Atlantic 115, 8. Clemson 112.5, 9. Auburn 58, 10. Alabama 1.

Men’s Team Totals: 1. Florida 373, 2. Florida State 302, 3. Virginia Tech 298.5, 4. Clemson 190.5, 5. Georgia Tech 167, 6. Florida Atlantic 139, 7. Alabama 36, 8. Auburn 26, 9. Miami 8.

Kuczynski, Schwab Compete 

At the Arena Invitational in Long Beach, Calif. on Friday night, SOFLO’s Caroline Kuczynski, a junior at Arizone State, was second in the 200-yard medley relay in 1:39.34, an NCAA “B” standard. Her split was 24.16. Kuczynski was fourth in the 100-yard butterfly in 53.49, also an NCAA “B” cut. She finished behind Olympians Dana Vollmer (50.44), Elaine Breeden (52.35) and Samantha Woodward (53.12)…

At the Penn State double dual meet against Virginia and Nittany Lions at McCoy Natatorium in State College, Pa., SOFLO’s Nicolas Schwab of Indiana, was a member of the fifth place in the 200-meter freestyle relay in 1:26.20. Schwab’s split was 21.59. Schwab finished the 200-yard individual medley in 1:54.62, the 100-yard breaststroke in 59.16, the 100-yard freestyle in 48.10,

Miscellaneous

Holland High School girls set a national public school record Friday night in the 200-yard medley relay in 1:41.12, with Courtney Bartholomew (24.62), Melissa VanderMeulen (29.43), Taylor Garcia (24.24), Holly Morren (22.83) during the morning prelims of the state high school meet in Holland, Michigan.

Sharon Robb can be reached at sha11cats@aol.com

 http:///www.swim4soflo.com