SOFLO Comets Host Florida Gold Coast Open Invitational This Weekend

SOFLO Comets Host Florida Gold Coast Open Invitational This Weekend

January 25, 2012


South Florida Aquatic Club heads the field for the Comets Florida Gold Coast Open Invitational that gets under way Friday at the Academic Village Pool in Pembroke Pines.

The field features a star-studded lineup of 12-and-unders and 13-and-overs from swimmers who train at SOFLO’s Coral Springs, Pembroke Pines and Mullins Park facilities.

With the high school season ended and holidays over, swimmers are now focused on club meets, racing and gauging their training.

The meet is a great opportunity for older athletes looking to race twice in their events in prelims and finals.

It’s also the last major short course meet before Feb. 17-19 Senior Championships in Plantation.

SOFLO swimmers dominate the top seeds. Among the No. 1 seeds are:

Delanie Perez, 11, 200-yard freestyle, 2:12.76.

Juan Lucas, 12, 200-yard freestyle, 1:57.28; 100-yard backstroke, 59.89; 50-yard backstroke, 28.24. 

Carlos Rodriguez, 12, 200-yard individual medley, 2:21.65; 100-yard butterfly 1:02.89; 500-yard freestyle, 5:16.41; 50-yard butterfly, 28.59.  

Leonie Davies, 15, 1,650-yard freestyle, 18:15.60.

Marc Rojas, 17, 1,650-yard freestyle, 16:29.96; 100-yard breaststroke 58.96; 200-yard freestyle, 1:43.25; 400-yard individual medley, 4:18.76.

Melissa Marinheiro, 14, 100-yard backstroke, 59.07; 500-yard freestyle, 4:57.53; 500-yard freestyle, 4:57.53; 100-yard freestyle 55.14; 200-yard backstroke, 2:07.99; 200-yard freestyle, 1:52.23.

Gustavo Valery, 13, 100-yard backstroke, 59.99; 200-yard backstroke 2:10.83.

Marcella Marinheiro, 17, 100-yard backstroke, 58.22; 100-yard freestyle, 53.66; 200-yard backstroke, 2:06.73; 400-yard individual medley, 4:42.87.

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

Alia Atkinson, 23, 50-yard breaststroke, 28.61; 50-yard freestyle, 23.01.

Brandon Goldman, 16, 100-yard backstroke, 52.92; 200-yard individual medley, 1:54.40.

Xavier Brown, 17, 100-yard butterfly, 55.09; 50-yard freestyle, 22.53; 50-yard butterfly, 24.62.

Julien Pinon, 13, 100-yard butterfly 56.17; 100-yard freestyle, 49.69; 200-yard freestyle, 1:48.34.

Steph Campo, 14, 50-yard freestyle, 26.38.

Maria Lopez, 16, 100-yard butterfly, 58.76; 200-yard butterfly, 2:09.72.

Joao Silveira, 14, 50-yard freestyle, 23.50; 200-yard individual medley, 2:08.00.

Luke Torres, 17, 200-yard breaststroke, 2:07.47.

Marco Hosfeld, 15, 500-yard freestyle, 4:42.27.

Jessie Alcaide, 27, 200-yard individual medley, 2:12.03.

Isabella Pittinger, 12, 100-yard backstroke, 1:06.75; 50-yard freestyle, 27.07; 50-yard backstroke, 30.36; 50-yard butterfly, 28.62. 

Kelley Heron, 12, 50-yard breaststroke, 33.91; 100-yard breaststroke 1:13.25.

Tristan Celestin, 12, 50-yard breaststroke, 28.72; 100-yard breaststroke, 1:03.62; 100-yard freestyle, 53.21; 100-yard individual medley, 59.49.

Bianca Monti, 12, 100-yard butterfly 1:10.39.

Sophia Bucaro, 12, 500-yard freestyle, 5:25.46; 100-yard freestyle, 58.00.

Ivan Parada, 17, 100-yard freestyle, 49.13; 50-yard backstroke, 26.57.

Diego Rodriguez, 14, 50-yard backstroke, 31.11.

Kaitlin Armstrong, 15, 50-yard backstroke, 32.45.

Andres Menchaca, 14, 200-yard butterfly, 2:20.62.

Matthew Gonzalez, 17, 200-yard butterfly, 2:12.90.

Andrea Melendez, 14, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:17.57.

Jordan Colon, 14, 100-yard breaststroke, 1:08.60.

Fernando Quintero, 15, 200-yard backstroke, 2:22.27.

Amber Hunter, 16, 200-yard freestyle, 1:59.76.

The 12-and-under events are timed finals. The 13-and-over events have prelims and finals.


What: Comets Florida Gold Coast Open Invitational

When: Friday-Sunday

Schedule timelines: Friday, 5:30-8:22 p.m. timed finals; Saturday, 13-and-over prelims, 8:30-10:30 a.m., 12-and-under timed finals, 11:30 a.m.-1:39 p.m.; 13-and-over finals, 5:30-6:32 p.m.; Sunday, 13-and-over prelims, 8:30-10:22 a.m.; 12-and-under timed finals, 11:30 a.m.-1:25 p.m.; 13-and-over, 5:30-6:48 p.m.

Where: Academic Village Pool, 17189 Sheridan Street, Pembroke Pines

Admission: $3 per session. For information call 954-538-3721

Sharon Robb can be reached at

Author: South Florida Aquatic Club - SOFLO Swimming

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